Our country, the Philippines, is upon the crossroads. Wherever we are, we Filipinos must contribute to nation-building, w/o fear nor favor, in thoughts, in words and in deeds. Alone, the Philippine gov’t cannot do it. We have to help Filipinos to reach their aspirations embodied in the Constitution. The time to act is now.
The country suffers because of outrageously abusive high officials and their corrupt practices. Filipinos must have ZERO TOLERANCE of such officials, wherever, whenever. The poor who suffer cannot wait!
How could Lazir not be ashamed and disgusted when Quiambao REVERSED the appointment of a dedicated and highly-qualified KOR Regional Commander-Europe in the name of Sir Lucien Spittael (appointed by Sir Hilario Davide III) with that of his protege, Felino Paras, proven to be undeserving social climber and ignoramus on the subject Dr Jose Rizal?
Modesty aside, Lazir's Philippinischer Club Heidelberg was awarded a Plaque of Appreciation from the Office of the President, Commission On Filipinos Overseas and the DFA, Manila, for "dedication and commitment exhibited in the service of others, by carrying out selfless programs to create a better image for the Philippines and to promote the betterment of fellow Filipinos in the homeland and in the new country of settlement." given 17 December 1991 with the celebration of December as the "Month of Overseas Filipinos".
Quiambao’s protégé, Felino Paras, was recorded (on video?) insulting European Knights in attendance, in a gathering in Black Forest, Germany, calling European Knights “racists!” The insult hit hard upon Sir Dr Fritz Hack-Ullmer, direct descendant of Pastor Karl Ullmer, the same kind Pastor who took Dr Rizal into his home! It was Paras’ undeserving, and misplaced promotion to european commander that made Sir Dr Firtz Hack-Ullmer quit the KOR in disgust in 2006, coupled/complemented with the corrupt, unresponsive and un-Rizalian "leadership" (?) and acts of both Quiambao & Esguerra! While Quiambao reportedly pushed his unqualified protégé Paras up, Esguerra signed the Paras appointment.
In the Philippines, corruption has a face!
For country and people!