By Alon Calinao Dy: Everybody wants to live in paradise. Almost everyone wants to be rich, famous, and live in a material wealth that the world can offer them to temporary richness.
Our today's leaders are tempted by the power and money that politics can give them. But nobody is brave enough to say that he's willing to be burned in hell so that the people he cared for will live in paradise.
Sacrificing your own life for others is a true characteristic of a hero. The word Sacrifice has a broad and a lot of meanings. Indeed, it tells us that a leader is ready to endure something for his country.
Nobody wants to be a hero nowadays because being a hero means giving up your life in the service of others. Yet, I do appreciate our brave soldiers who battle against rebels every day. They are true heroes that we take for granted.
For some, being a hero is worthless as anyone can drag you down with their hateful words, and while others say that Rizal's characters are no longer applicable to these days. This is the reason why many Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) around the globe demand for a real change as they can relate to the word Sacrifice.
Many OFWs support Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte since they've sacrificed themselves not only for their loved ones but also for their country, helping our economy to become stable. The sad truth about them, some have been abused, killed, and disabled, but nobody gives them a hero's rite which they rightfully deserve.
Now that change is coming, that someone who loves to embrace challenges, and that he's willing to take risks so that everyone can live a peaceful life.
Duterte's political enemies can't pull him down simply because he uses curse words. Don't be a hypocrite. We said these bad words many times before but nobody has a right to judge us. I believe that our "actions speak louder than voice."
Just look at Davao City today and the outstanding performance of Mayor Duterte on how he managed to discipline his people. In fact, this city is one of the top safest places in the world.
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