The six years in office of the former President Noynoy Aquino was focused more on running after the former leaders and sending them off to jail and as well as how to make money out from our natural resources without considering the unhealthy effects of those activities to people and the environments. He did not listen to the people’s complaints and calls to stop the illegal minings and the illegal loggings industry in the country.
Yes. I did not stop praying with so much hope that the right time will come that our complaints and calls would be entertained and would be set-off to end. And yes, my prayers are heard. And the one who hears them is no other than our newly elected President Duterte with the help of the newly assigned Secretary of DENR Ms Gina Lopez, after at least the long six years from waiting the actions done. Now as the new Secretary of DENR, Ms. Gina Lopez has prioritized to punish and to stop those mining companies that do not follow rules specified in the contract before the mining operations take place. I am happy also that President Duterte is indeed willing that illegal minings and illegal loggings in the country should be suppressed accordingly.
Below are my complaints. I wrote them in poetry style entitled: Lambing ni Inang Kalikasan
Di maipagkakaila na ako’y nasasaktan, na makitang dinudurog ang kagubatan.
Walang habag na winawasak ang kagandahan, ng mga taong nagnanasa’t uhaw sa aking yaman…
Di sila titigil hangga’t di makita ang ginto, o ang pagdaloy ng malapot kong dugo.
At mawasak ang aking sinapupunan, na tahanan ng mga nilikha ni Bathala!
Sa tuwing may sakuna, laging sinisisi si Bathala…
Ang kalbuhin ang kagubatan, iyon ba ay utos ng Maylikha?
Di ba ito’y bunga ng kapangyarihan ng pera – diyos ng Sangkatauhan!
Paggising mo sa umaga ay malaya mong lalanghapin
Ang halimuyak ng kabukiran,
Malaya mong tatanawin ang kulay berdeng mga dahon
Bigay nila’y buhay at pag-asa,
Malaya mong lalanguyin at sisisirin ang malawak at malalim na karagatan
At malaya kang mamumuhay,
Sa kandungan ni Inang Kalikasan na masaya!
Kung magkakaisa lang tayo at iisa ang ating direksyon patungo sa pagsagip sa ating Inang Kalikasan, alam kong kaya pa natin itong isalba. Sana hindi pa huli ang lahat para madama natin ang muling pagkabuhay ng ating Kalikasan. Nadudurog ang puso ko sa tuwing nakakakita ng kalbong kabundukan!