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Dear Nong Ondoy: This is Cocoy. I am writing you in my capacity as the past president of Loon PTA Federation (20092011) when the following case I am going to discuss with you occurred or started. Secondly, I also am addressing you in my capacity as your friend. This is about the ongoing case between your family versus Cogon Norte teacher Ms Naomi “Inday” Catayas. I want to help resolve this case amicably by being neutral, considering both side, your side and her side. First, your side. I have to admit that there have been teachers who are abusing our children, either physically or verbally or both. The verbal abuse is not less harmful because it hurts the kids to the bone, so to speak, leading to many emotionalmental harms such as the children’s loss of self-esteem, pain in their hearts after being called names, etcetera. There have been teachers too who physically hurt our children, even the case when a certain teacher locked one of her pupils inside the aparador, forgot him until the next morning, and as the news allegedly said, the child was already dead when she opened the aparador. Whether this is a make up story, an exaggeration intended to help the law against child abuse to be passed in Congress or not, I cannot tell. What we can tell is that the CHILD ABUSE LAW got passed and… that is what we want to discuss now. Does it help? Or is it another ploy of the lawyers to make more money from the additional cases and litigations? I advice all concerned to better put up a Grievance Committee in every town or in every PTA to resolve all such problems of “child abuse” instead of allowing the lawyers or court handle the case. In this point, I would like to advice everybody to support, even pass a law that prevent the court or lawyer from intervening a case like this, thus, making sure that it goes first to the Lupon Tagapayapa in the barangay or in the proposed Grievance Committee.
The Legal System, consisting of the lawmakers from the Congress down to the Sangguniang Barangay, lawyers and judges, have not contributed to the production of peace and unity in our country and world. According to history, there was no human judges and lawmakers and lawyers before. And that time was called Paradise. When man rejected God as the sole Lawgiver, Judge and Lawyer and started to appoint or elect their own lawmakers, judges and lawyers, things began to degenerate. Why? One simple case. In Mindanao, there was once upon a time, a few decades ago, there was a balut vendor who bought a Sweepstake ticket from a local ticket vendor. The balut vendor won. The prize was a few millions. Problem came when the ticket vendor wanted to have a share of the prize money. It was said that some friend lawyer urged him to do that, assuring him that he would certainly be given if he carry it to the court. Unknown to the two ordinary guys, that lawyer had a friend lawyer with whom he connived to offer his service to the Sweepstakes winner to whom he assured that it is not in the law that the ticket vendor has a share of the prize. The conspiracy expanded to the local judge who presided the court hearings. The three (2 lawyers and 1 judge) delayed the case for so many years, according to their plan. It was first agreed that all expenses shall be taken from prize because it was not yet resolved who owned what percentage of the money and also to avoid personal expenses of both quarrelling persons. The two quarrelling men did not really feel the pinch because no personal money was exhausted. At the same time, each lawyer inspired his client that they would surely win. As months dragged and became years, the two lawyers kept on drawing payments from the prize money out of which they sliced some amount to give to the judge… until the two men were informed that only P5,000.00 was left in the bank. The momentum was kept high, each man was told by his lawyer about the almost complete decision by the judge, only to be patient because the judge had so mannnnny cases to resolve. The news came: no more money left!
The two now most hostile to each other former friends, faced the moment of decision: continue and start spending our own money which we do not have or truce forever? Former friends. Became enemies at court. Now, faced with some kind of realization: Were we not hoodwinked by the lawyers? Where is now the prize money? They’re gone and we still do not receive clarification as to what is fair, what is just, what is right! From that day on, they concluded: The lawyers stirred their what was actually a minor misunderstanding and slight greed the size of a molehill into a mountain. The lawyers turned a molehill into a mountain, a small trivia into a huge court battle, make people more quarrelsome, so that their quarrels will not be amicably settled but become a full-blown litigation… for whose benefit? For the ordinary people? For the masses? Who is now the rich people in the country? The lawyers and doctors or the people, clients, patients and the customers? You judge for yourself. Jesus said, You shall know by their fruits (results). If a tree or system is bearing bad fruits, then, that tree or system is bad. So, if our legal system is bearing bad results, then, it must be wrong to certain degree or in its entirety. Nong, we do not speak against relatives or neighbors who are in the law profession because all professions and fields, including my bakery and other business activities have their own faults or harmful aspects which I am working to remove. I speak only of any fault I see anywhere and help the concerned to realize, otherwise, the hurting, the damage will continue to worsen and claim more casualties and costs. Right? So, rest assured my intention is “To love the sinner, but hate and hit the sin.” Okay? So, let’s me begin hitting the sin I hate. First of all, I would like to bring everybody’s attention that this world’s legal system is not advisable for Christians or Christ’s followers, which we all claim we are. Let us read 1 Corinthians 6 where the act of resorting to court battles was discouraged by the apostle Paul and hinting to us that such action is an act of spiritual immaturity. That’s not my words. It is the apostle Paul telling us that “Grow up! Warring inside court is not worthy of the followers of Christ.” Let us read and see for ourselves.
[niv]If any of you has a dispute with another, dare he take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the saints? [kjv]Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?
[niv]Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases? [kjv]Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? [niv]Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life! [kjv]Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? [niv]Therefore, if you have disputes about such matters, appoint as judges even men of little account in the church! [kjv]If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church. [niv]I say this to shame you. Is it possible that there is nobody among you wise enough to judge a dispute between believers? [kjv]I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren? [niv]But instead, one brother goes to law against another--and this in front of unbelievers! [kjv]But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers. [niv]The very fact that you have lawsuits among you means you have been completely defeated already. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated? [kjv]Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?
Anyone who could read these verses would easily realize that for growing up or especially grown up Christians, quarrelling and quarrelling in courts of this world is not a sign of maturity. I am sorry to sound like insult Nong, but I have not that intention or attitude to insult your or our intelligence. I am merely showing you what the mind of Christ through the apostle Paul was telling us: Stop stirring quarrels, and proceed to settling disputes in amicable way, the way of Christian love. Nong, what is this, is it true that…. When mam Inday went to your niece and kneeled down to ask for forgiveness, she was rejected? Where is Christ’s mercy there? When she went to you and kneeled down to also ask for forgiveness, you also told her something like “It’s too late” or “We gonna finish this in court to teach you a lesson” or sounds like that? Where is Christian compassion there? The fact that she begged your mercy, it was already clear that she saw her fault, small or big. And you did not show mercy? Do you know, do you realize what is happening with your failure or refusal to give mercy when it ought to be given, in the name and in behalf of Jesus Christ and the Father? Maam Inday is suffering in her heart, that we are afraid that it is the cause of her demise! She confided to us, that night, her heart pained and stopped beating for a few seconds. She is very sad because many people depend on her: her old mother, her younger siblings.
Teachers have their own faults – their own weaknesses. And they have their own need to improve as well especially perhaps in the area of verbal abuse, which, many do not know, is putting countless of children to mental-emotional depression or low esteem, which also resulted to the inability of many growing up children to have enough confidence in life to succeed and be independent. This too should be addressed. But merely punishing them, without addressing the problem, that is, helping teachers learn how to teach by inspiration, teach by motivation, teach out of love, motivate out of genuine concern for the child’s welfare especially in the long-term, and not by insult or negative verbalization, not by discouraging, not by belittling – merely punishing the teachers such as in the court of law, I am certain it will not remove the weakness out of the teachers’ system! The teachers have to be taught as well. We know the limitation of punishment as well as its negative tendency. WE have a lot of punishments here in this present Babylonian System (Revelation 18). Our law or legal system starting at home upward to general society is not bearing enough good fruits, for had it, then, there would be no more criminals, no more crimes, no more rebellion of all kinds, no more insurgency… but now it seems to me that even them who cannot talk such as germs, diseases, hurricanes, Mother Earth, the animals are rebelling against our own way of handling things or disputes. Our legal system has not contributed to the spreading and increasing of peace, unity, harmony, but instead, as our example above shows, lawyers are fanning what is a small trivia into a conflagration! They are making molehills (small offenses) into mountains! And they, like the doctors, are the ones making much money out of this!!! Do you know that the flourishing of doctors, lawyers and funerals as well as pawnshops (no offence intended to relatives and friends who are in these professions, I hit the sin or system, not the sinner) – do you know that when these businesses or professions flourish, it means that people have become dumber about health, about relationship, about the way to health and peaceful co-existence, about the way to life, in other words, that people are becoming more ignorant about the ways of God? Do you know that Nong? I tell you: Now that we see lots of doctors, lawyers, judges, funeral owners, pawnshops owners getting rich, it means that people are getting more sick, getting more quarrelsome, dying more, or getting bankrupts so that they pawn their jewelries – these are proofs of progress… progress in reverse! And I do not think any good thinking man would like this situation to continue say, in the next 50 years! Go to YouTube and search “Medicine is the No. 1 cause of death in the US” and you will get convinced that our ways today are not of God, but man-made, not Godmade.
Perhaps it is too judgmental if I use the description “evil” or “satanic” but it surely is not so hurting if I use another correct, perhaps more correct, modifier of our acts today: they are man-made, not God-made. Our food are man-made or man-processed. Our medicine are man-made, not Godmade. I, for the first time, attended the lecture of Dok Edgar Losada Delibo, founder of Dok Alternatibo. He had amazing stories he told us. I felt fortunate to have heard him speak. He said his going into alternative medicine was a result of many circumstances. First, his wife was diagnosed of five major illnesses including, if I remember it right, gall bladder stone, goiter, heart disease. When he went to the first doctor, he was given a list of prices of operation. P100,000.00 for each of the first four and P500,000.00 for open heart operation. That sounded P100,000.00 short of a million. Yeah, a million or even more if you would include other medical costs, such as hospital rooms, etc. Dr. Delibo went to another doctor who told him the same. He was desperate. In his cramming to save his wife, because he was told and he knew that those who would submit to operation would be in a 50-50 chance, he was desperate for other surer way. To seek that surer way to save his beloved wife, he first launched a never-heardbefore intensive study that would put the doctors, nurses, pharmacist, and all other scholars to shock and admiration: He studied all books that the doctors, nurses and pharmacists studied! In other words, if there would be a diploma to be given him, it would be a diploma for doctor, a diploma for nurse, and a diploma for a pharmacist… simultaneously! But that was not his aim. His aim is to find the surer way. What did Dr Delibo find? He found out that OPERATION IS THE ONLY WAY ADVISED BY THE PHARMACEUTICAL-MEDICAL INDUSTRY. And he found out another thing: there were particular plants or vegetables or fruits specifically prohibited for certain types of diseases. For example: those who have heart problem are advised not to eat banana, or if they do, to limit it to only 2 pieces a day.
Those who are diabetic are advised not to eat fruits because it is sweet. Sugar is a ‘No.’ Those who have almoranas are discouraged from eating red sili (hot pepper). And so on and so forth. In the case of his wife’s five illnesses, he read what the doctors prohibited in the books. Now the time had come when he had finished reading and scrutinizing all the medical books available in his search for the surer way to treat his wife back to health. The night came when he saw it clearly: as far as the medical people are concerned, there is no other way but operation. That shattered him! He knew the huge monetary cost. He knew what did it mean to the life of his wife, namely: that those who had undergone such operations never lasted! All went down 6 feet below the ground! Even if say, there was a short extension of life, all in suffering under those hoses and painful injections… etcetera, etcetera. Now, at that moment, at that night, “my knees bent,” Dr Delibo confided to us. “Balî jud ako tuhod. Niadtong gahiona, I pleaded to God, I begged for His compassion.”
God heard him. Or that is what we shall see when in the middle of the night, he was awakened. His eyes were directed to the medical book, perhaps the last one he was reading – the book was reversed…his eyes were directed to the back cover of the book. There in clear letters, he read these words or similar words of the following: The author thanks the following Pharmaceutical companies…” tararang…! And there the brilliant mind of Dr. Delibo (he was a scholar) was struck or stricken by a unique kind of lightning, he said that, a kind of spark… a lighting idea which says: Aha, so these medical book writers are writing for the Pharmaceuticals companies! And so, they are not working for the benefit of the people, the poor masses! Aha, so their “Yes” or “Do this” are not for the best interest of the patients, but for their sponsors, the Big Pharma, and their “No” is actually what is good for the patients and people in general. Therefore, from that dawn onward… he made this general rule: What the medical people say not good for us is actually good for us. And what they say is good for us (e.g., synthetic medicine, chemotherapy, radiation, etcetera) is bad for us actually. So, he went out to the market that night, este, dawn. He must be the first buyer to reach the marketplace. Perhaps the cocks did not yet crow. He bought all that the
doctors listed in the books as “bawals” (forbidden) for the diseases of his wife. And do you know what? The doctors missed the P900,000.00. Dr. Delibo only spent a few hundreds or thousands buying those fruits, vegetables and herbs prohibited in the books! “So,” he challenged us in the audience, causing our body to tremble, “if you want to really get healed, and not just be pain relieved only to have the same illness return, if you want to get healed totally, here is rule no. 1: do what the doctors emphatically prohibited you,” which I understand to refer to what to eat and what not to eat, or what to medicate and what not. He gave us a few examples. Those who are suffering from heart illness, he advised to not limit bananas, but eat bananas to your heart’s content! And then, you will experience healing. Those who are suffering from almoranas, eat that which is specifically prohibited to you: red sili. “The reason that people get almoranas,” he said, “is the fact that they did not eat enough hot sili. So, to treat it, eat red sili.” The diabetics, well, “eat as much sweet fruits as you can!” Then, you will experience healing of your diabetes. I add to that: the only sweets that are dangerous to diabetic people, is the chemically processed sugars, namely: white sugar, brown sugar, and the sweetener used in softdrinks, juices and other processed foods and drinks. These are what cause diabetes. And the sweet fruits? Do you think God made those fruits to cause you diabetes? What an accusation to the Creator of all good things! Against Him whom the Scriptures say, God is love. Now, we are getting close to the point I am chasing. Namely: WHAT IS MAN-MADE MUST BE TREATED WITH GREAT SUSPICION, ESPECIALLY IF THERE IS A CLEAR CONTRADICTION WITH WHAT IS ALREADY ORDAINED BY GOD. It is now God-made versus man-made. Isn’t it? There is the God-made natural plant and its photosynthesis versus the man-made (chemical) plant and its (chemo-) synthesis. There is the man-made medicines made from poisons (chemicals have poisons) versus God-made natural medicine from herbs, etc. And now, there is this man-made law-legal systems versus God’s government system which is simple because it is only composed of the Love commandment and the Ten Commandments.
Compare that to the laws of the land, man-made. How many laws, how many ordinances in how many books, and how many have read them through? And how many remember them? They are so many, that no one would be able to remember all of them, not even the lawyers. That is why they have the books always by their side! And it is where the evil brilliance of the people of the world lies: the more laws exists, the more people would not be able to read or remember them, the more possible would be infractions/violations, the more likely will the lawyers, judges and the government make money out of the resulting violation or litigation! Remember, 1 Corinthians 6 does not praise the legal system of this world. The apostle Paul was advising Christians to resort and depend on the system that the Christ was teaching His followers… a costless, simple and easy system. You can read it in Matthew 18:15-35.
[niv]"If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. [kjv]Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. [niv]But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that 'every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.' [kjv]But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. [niv]If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, treat him as you would a pagan or a tax collector. [kjv]And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican. [niv]"I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. [kjv]Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. [niv]"Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. [kjv]Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. [niv]For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them." (The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant ) [kjv]For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. [niv]Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?" [kjv]Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? [niv]Jesus answered, "I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. [kjv]Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. [niv]"Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. [kjv]Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. [niv]As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him. [kjv]And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.
[niv]Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt. [kjv]But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. [niv]"The servant fell on his knees before him. 'Be patient with me,' he begged, 'and I will pay back everything.' [kjv]The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. [niv]The servant's master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go. [kjv]Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. [niv]"But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii. He grabbed him and began to choke him. 'Pay back what you owe me!' he demanded. [kjv]But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. [niv]"His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, 'Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.' [kjv]And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. [niv]"But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. [kjv]And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. [niv]When the other servants saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed and went and told their master everything that had happened. [kjv]So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. [niv]"Then the master called the servant in. 'You wicked servant,' he said, 'I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. [kjv]Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: [niv]Shouldn't you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?' [kjv]Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? [niv]In anger his master turned him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed. [kjv]And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. [niv]"This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart." [kjv]So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
Rom 12:17 Rom 12:18
[niv]Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. [kjv]Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. [niv]If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. [kjv]If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. [niv]Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord. [kjv]Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. [niv]On the contrary: "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head." [kjv]Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. [niv]Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. [kjv]Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Nong, your being able to acquire legal advantage, has made you forget this old ancient way of kindness, compassion, mercy, gentleness. You have forgotten the poor beginning which you began. You have missed the main difference of this world’s laws and God’s laws. This world’s laws kills. For example: If you will not soften your heart as Christ wants, then, you are witnessing your own killing softly of maam Inday. Go, visit her. She is of the same faith, she is a Catholic like you. And Matthew 18 says, “If your brother (sister) offended you…” did He say go to the court? No! He said, go and talk to him/her… and it must be out of the heart… from the heart… out of love. If you continue to use the laws of the land, then, it will kill her (most probably from heart attack as she has a heart ailment) and it will also slowly kill her old mother who is dependent on her. See? Can you see the implication of using the man-made law system, legal system of this world, which has not done anything real good to the people?! Good for me, that I sensed it already when I was young, I went against the advice of Papa Enyong to complete law in his behalf. He is a frustrated lawyer. He wanted his brilliant son to make up for him. But my spirit was not amenable. It was against my “ginhawa” so to speak. So, I went and took another path. The path of studying all religions, all Scriptures including the Bible, and from there I saw the difference of the Law of heaven and the laws of the land. The laws of the land kills. The law of heaven gives life. Another example to discourage all of you, brilliant kids, from pursuing a law profession. What kind of law system is this that, as what was reported and flashed in one evening TV news, there was an old man who was decided by a local judge to be sent to prison because he cut his own molave tree to repair his old hut, so as to protect himself from the rain and cold and dilapidation? Is that a stroke of genius in the part of our lawmakers and legal system or an evidence of greed and stupidity? You, young children reading this now, consider this. You are not rebel without a cause. You must rebel against the stupid things that we, your parents have concocted against you and against the poor. Do not easily believe your parents’ accusation that you are rebellious. Accept that with a smile. Do not negatively view such accusation.
For it may be that our own parents and leaders are the real rebels.. that is, rebels against God’s true laws… and that we are rebels against their man-made stupid laws. Read this to see what I mean:
[niv]Your rulers are rebels, companions of thieves; they all love bribes and chase after gifts. They do not defend the cause of the fatherless; the widow's case does not come before them. [kjv]Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.
See that? We have been brainwashed that rebels are those who oppose the system. But if you believe the Bible, and God, then, you should now know that rebels are those who put up, implement, defend the evil man-made system! And it may include the businessmen, of whom I am one, and it may include the doctors, the lawyers, the ones who are described by Isaiah 1:23! Do you now see, children? So, do not stop your being “rebel” – rebels with a cause. Rebels against not God but against the evil systems. Okay? And here is good news to you, young rebellious ones. From what I read in websites www.franky1.com, www.CosmicAwareness.org, www.Kryon.com, and similar websites where our heavenly Father is sending His end-time messages and news, YOU WHO WERE BORN STARTING 1992 ARE WHAT BELONG TO INDIGO CHILDREN, RAINBOW CHIDREN – who are evolved, even highly evolved souls, fighters for peace, fighter for truths, co-creators of the emerging New Age and Paradise! See! Therefore, be comforted. Rebel using Love. Do not disrespect your parents in the wrong way. Rebel against them but do not lose your love for them. And rebel only when and if their will opposes or contradicts that of our heavenly Father! Okay? If you think you have no company, here I am. I started rebelling my father way back in 1980! And his respect and love for me has been growing! Well, that is enough for that.
Let me return to my main purpose of writing this letter. Going back to Nong Ondoy.
Nong, do not feel coerced by this public letter I am sending you via the Facebook. I intended this to become a public lesson to learn, even a piece to enlighten our fellow Loonanons and others in many important aspects of life which I came to understand from my 40 years of deep study and also intensive experience in many fields including business and politics. You know that. So, what I am wishing to ask you is this: Things having been said and done, I am asking you to now reconsider your position of using the legal system especially that there is a change of heart, an experience of humility, in the part of Maam Inday. Time has moved on, Nong, so that, in my feeling, forgiveness is appropriate, and by that, you can save Maam Inday from too much grief and sorrow and possible demise. Go to her Nong. Hand your forgiveness. It is nearing Christmas, isn’t it. And mind you, Nong, by this act of compassion, the people – read: voters – of Loon will also see that you are not only brilliant in mind, but soft in heart. Because, at present, the voters and residents of Loon are somewhat disillusioned and are questioning: Why is he doing that? They do not fully understand your side. All they wish is that you condescend and understand the side of teacher who has already humbled herself and accepted her error. Now, the move is in your side. Please consider giving forgiveness. Please talk to Maam Inday first. Or that your whole family will visit her to say, “We are here to hand you our heartfelt forgiveness. And also we say Sorry for seeming to be cruel to you. We did not mean it. Our heart says otherwise. We were friends. And we intend to remain so even for all eternity. So, in the name and in behalf of our God of Love, maam Inday, and also out of our own heart, we forgive you and please forgive us too.” Please take the time to reflect on that Nong. I am asking this to you, in the name of our personal mutual respect and friendship, and out of my deep respect to you as your ‘son’ you being my father’s age and friend. Good luck. And God bless you. I have not reviewed this letter, nor made any correction to show that this is sincere. In case of seeming error, please read it with my real intention from the heart: That I mean good and I do this out of brotherly love and desire for the happiness of all concerned. Okay? Yours sincerely,
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