Monday, October 17, 2011

Only in the Philippines: Irony of the Generals

Image from Facebook

Is this image familiar to you? A lot of social networking sites and blogs have posted this picture. The image momentarily captured (on the spot) a Filipino General who chose to be carried by a bystander for him not to be wet in the water. While beside them, is an American soldier who walk through the water along the sea shore and chose to fulfill his duties (as part of their military duties). I think the American did not even think about being carried by anyone. Walking along the shore is a very simple task that can be performed by a toddler, and I don't understand why some Filipino soldiers are lifting their heads up because they have higher ranks. 
As I have observe, some officers assumed that they should be treated special because they are on top. But they should not think that way, because a good leader is a good follower. Follow the upright and your constituents will follow you. There are a lot if issues about corruption in the Philippine Military, and neither of them are solved. It all starts from an expose and  all ends to nowhere. Its like dust in the wind, totally vanished. Its hard to develop our country, when our leaders are not the catalyst of progress. Let's us start from ourselves and we can make greater changes for our country.