In the world that we areliving. There are only three things permanent, and that is Birth, Death, andChange. Birth and death come close together while change comes along in theMiddle. Nevertheless, let us not focus on the permanent things, instead let usfocus on the concept of change.
Change is a process/act to make somethingdifferent. We may like or dislike change, because of its effects. Yet on theother side of it, let us face reality and the concept of change in theDevelopment Wold. In the case of thePhilippine system, the people are desperate for a huge change withoutrevisiting the past. Politicians are very eager for a rush process to have acharter change upon the demand of their many and the reigning political party.Regardless of the status in life people are also tired of the rusty old systemof the Philippines. For decades and even centuries the Philippines system hasremained as it is.
Poverty has always been a problem and the cause of internalwar between the watchdogs, the left, and the government. However, if you traceup in the principle of democracy, it should not be on a rush. Genuine CharterChange will come into a process. No matter how slow and expensive it is.
Peoplemust not look unto the massive wave of rush change. Taking in process ofplebiscite, wherein the citizens of the Philippine are consulted upon theirchoice of a charter change, constitutional amendments, or retaining the recentconstitution as it is. If the citizens are decisive to that certain change.
People must look unto the other side and think critical to the “What ifs” inthe mere future and what will happen to the present times. The decision of the peopletoday may affect the state as a whole in the future. Since the people arelifeline and the soul of the state. It is the one who bring real change from thetransition of systems from the past. Politicians also shall take intoconsideration of revisiting the past and the transition political systems inthe Philippines. It has been said that those who don’t learn the lessons fromhistory are fated to repeat its mistakes.
(Juhasz, 2009) The Constitutional Assembly may haveproposed amendments of the recent constitution. The legislatures shall take into considerationto the principle of Abraham Lincoln Democracy “For the people, By the people tothe people. The Constitutional assemblymay take a lot time and a lot of money, but benefits of the doubts the detailedprocess of genuine change maybe upheld. Let us not look unto the 1987constitution rustiness or taking it into the pool of change because halo waveof change. But look unto the other side change has already been served butthere are things that needs in the constitution that needs to be amendedwithout cutting its essential parts for democracy such as the Bill of rights,Suffrage, Citizenship, Declaration of state policies and principles, thenational territory under the Archipelagic Doctrine of UNCLOS, and our preamble.Let us think of the possible future. Think of the people who’ve lost theirlives just to serve this democracy that we have just abuse.
Think of thehundreds of families in Palawan who are still stuck on their fears on goinghome to their mother nation. Think of the people who’ve seen the past that werejected. Think of the Filipino children tomorrow. Will they feel even moredemocratic and exercise their rights freely. Look unto the legal stuff thatpolitics may not interfere and the principles embodied by the government shalladhere. At the end of the day the Philippine democracy is a blessing for all ofus Filipinos today from our heroes during the transition of our government whohave sacrifice their lives to serve the nation’s liberty today and tomorrow.