THE BLIST and by now every Juan will know of what it is. BLIST yet without Tublay was like a small compound, with individual homes and families within it. There is the Baguio, La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan and Tuba families. All friendly neighbors.
But soon after, some families would have grown bigger to what it couldn't handle anymore. By then, issues would have been noticed by the neighbors. This time the other families would have said that they would like to be of help rather than see the obvious and take things for granted.
Some homes show problems. A neighbor will complain. Fruits of their labor never shared. There are encroachment issues. Problems crop up.
Indeed this is one community. There's no one else other than these families. There is bickering and fault finding. Petty fighting among neighbors.
One may have a bigger and more extravagant house than the other. One may have had better soil to toil. Others find gold. Not only were they blessed with it, the families knew how to build their own homes from it. Soon after, each family will realize that they are all different from one another. All special. All gain from the blessings but also have to deal with the spoils from it. Maybe some jealousy.
Later on they will all realize that every one of the families were actually blessed with the same things. And it was just a matter of what family may have used it the way it should. Every one of the families also realized that other than knowing what they had, it was how it was used. Some definitely knew what they had and they took advantage of it.
When one was happy, every one became happy. But then time would come when there could have been questions as to why the other prospered over the other or felt that one got one over the other. Some would find fault with the other. When problems arise the neighbors would have said for you to deal with it.
Time came when each head of the family sat down with each other and soon realized that if they continue finding fault then nothing will be resolved. Fault finding was actually all related or connected with each home. There was no right or wrong.
What happened was a meeting of the minds. Rationally and not emotionally, they understood that when one home is affected and not looked after or let alone, eventually all will be affected.
The dads and heads of the family decided to involve the purse of each family. Obviously there were some who had more than the other. While some may not have the resources, they had the land that could help and assist those in need. A sharing scheme had to be involved.
It was about time that they would all decide to involve one another. From there they pursued to protect their community. They had to look after each other and no other. A lot of consensus was made and every one would now understand the role they had to play.
Eventually the compound becomes a better community and it grows. Another family would now want to take part in this community spirit and want to join in. The Tublay family is welcomed.
Apparently if everyone played their part and optimized the blessing provided for to them, every one would soon be able to profit and eventually benefit and share from it.
While the Baguio and La Trinidad families have more financially, they have also maximized use of all the remaining land for it and extended their homes to the fullest. And none to spare for any eventuality. They also would soon realize that they may have gone overboard with what they had.
By this time every one will have to involve themselves from it. They now realize that they may, eventually play an important part in all of this to all of what is going on despite the misgivings. They are now reaching out. Knowing and understanding that they may also benefit
IOFTEN wonder why and what we have done as a nation that we are given this scourge : a Lower Chamber in Congress where political morons and hungry hyenas thrive and fight over our tax and who cannot agree how much to allocate for what and for whom.
And then we have a Vice President, Leni Robredo, who thinks that money intended for dredging heavily silted rivers that could result in flash floods and erosion, like what happened in Bicol where she resides, will just be purloined. Each time she opens her mouth she reveals what’s in her cranium.
Still another variety, Rep. Edcel Lagman, also from her region, asserts that Martial Law in Mindanao need not be extended since there is no armed rebellion in the region. How could he, who has not even ventured in Mindanao for he might be too scared, judge what is good for us Mindanaoans?
And still another Bicolano, Rolando Andaya, the new Majority Floor Leader, practically sat on the proposed budget for 2019 questioning at length the alleged “insertion” by Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno thus jeopardizing the initial phase of the Build, Build, Build program of the Duterte administration.
Sen. Antonio Trillanes, also from the same region, is out of the country for a string of speaking engagements, so he claimed. Back home he has a magma of warrants yet he wants to impress us that he is in the mold of Dale Carnegie.
Have the ash fall and sulfuric fumes from the eternally active Mayon volcano anything to do with mindset of these characters?
The unusual delay in passing the 2019 budget is no longer funny. If “insertions” were made then why cannot the members of the House of Representatives evaluate whether there are valid reasons why it should be considered. Remember that not a few congressional districts were deprived of budgetary allocations during the term of exSpeaker Bebot Alvarez.
Congressman Andaya early on saw the huge chunk of money in the proposed budget for the districts of Alvarez, Rep. Rodolfo Farinas and of ex-congressman and now Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles.
The problem then was that the Palace had questioned what it earlier suspected as a big allocation for the district of incumbent House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo that turned out to be a pittance compared to the three others. Everything went convoluted and the House of Gloria seemed to be paralyzed by its own inability to decide on the fate of the 2019 budget proposed by Malacañang.
Congress should flesh out what it suspected as questionable insertions and proceed with what the members think is fair and just. Well, they invited Ben Diokno during the budget hearing but instead of seeking answers to shed light on the budget proposal the congressmen crucified him and drowned him in a hail of insults.
Failing to act on the budget would result in a standstill in government functions and services and affect the payment of salaries and wages of state employees. The grave condition may force President Rodrigo Duterte to consider options that congressmen might later regret. from it in the long run. It is as simple as can be and should be.
The involvement of the Upper House in this is well meant, but just as an overseer and seeing that all is well. Other than that they should not inject what they would want to happen of each household. Remember too that each household may have a different problem from that of the other households. Each house is independent too and has to be respected no matter what or who says so.
What is good is that each home knows its role in the small community that they have and should protect it as a whole. Not one family above or better than the other. Mutual respect among the different families with the way each run their homes. All thinking as a whole and one big happy family. And if things will go wrong it must be worked and solved by everybody, knowing that one problem will affect all if taken for granted.
If all the families show love among each other and continue to work together then surely all the blessing will come. Blessed BLISTT.