ANG BAGONG LAHING PILIPINODEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION, INC.
Governments of many countries are lagging behind in terms of providingbasic housing laws and services. Instead of undertaking speedy action toprovide housing to their subjects, they pursue policies that uproot workingpeople from their land. Give this up! This is too much… Yes, this is part of yourservice for nation building but very unlikely for true sharing.Chief Justice Reynato Puno once stated, "Law is the most historicallyoriented, or if you like the most backward-looking, the most 'past-dependent,'of the professions. It venerates tradition, precedent, pedigree, ritual,custom, ancient practices, ancient texts, archaic terminology, maturity,wisdom, seniority, gerontocracy, and interpretation conceived of as a methodof recovering history. It is suspicious of innovation, discontinuities, 'paradigmshifts,' and the energy and brashness of youth. These ingrained attitudes areobstacles to anyone who wants to re-orient law in a more pragmaticdirection. But, by the same token, pragmatic jurisprudence must come toterms with history.”When Torrens System is introduces and existed, it introduced radicalconcepts into the Philippine legal system which appear to collide with settledconstitutional and jural precepts on state ownership of land and other naturalresources. The sense and subtleties of this law cannot be appreciated withoutconsidering its distinct sociology and the labyrinths of its history. After all, theTS was endorsed not only to fulfill the constitutional mandate of protectingthe indigenous cultural communities' right to their ancestral land but moreimportantly, to correct a grave historical and even prospect injustice to ourindigenous people.My dear countrymen… so long have we heard our leaders’ battle cryagainst poverty and corruption! Who now, has ever ended the same?! So longhave we hoped for a better nation… administration after administration! Whonow, can ever rightfully claim such betterment?! Promises have been heard byour parents… our parents’ parents and so on… Are you yet decided to just let itbe this way… and let those promises to be heard by your children, and yourchildren’s children at so forth?!We have elected our leaders… Hoping every decision, every choice is oneway towards the glory of the nation! The leaders whom we also call publicservants…Are they considering our common good or the good of the chosenfew? Are they serving the nation or their self inflicted interest?!
Ozamiz Satellite Office: 129 Bito-on, Ozamiz City 7200, Misamis Occidental, PhilippinesMobile phone number:
+63 926 423 4313 (GLOBE) | +63 908 997 8835 (SMART)