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Written by Roberto Bernardo   
Tuesday, 27 December 2011 12:12

Yet Another Dark Chapter in Philippine History


(On top of earning “Sick Man of Asia” title)


By Roberto Bernardo


R econversion, Retraction, these flip-flopping

Moves of a Church-State separatist on dying

Still are imputed to one, the best of our race:

Might as well call this deist Son of a Whore.


The slow-fading theocracy and faith that killed him,

Hand-in-hand with unreading indifferent People

Produced a top hero confusedly praised and taught;

Didn't he hope to save them from brutish ignorance?


Also from amoral indolence not just physical?

Instead to such Church-State darkened themes

Masses and their heads he had hoped to redeem

Have uncaringly nursed their line-toeing dance.


They're all over not just online these detractors

And blinded venerators deaf to his core's cries;

These are the covert malefactors still dominant:

Trapos, priests, professors, historians, leaders.


Brownnosers they are to the faith-powers that reign,

Nosing them all out are his Knights and Descendants

Supportive, mum or neutral on the base Retraction;

His core’s cries they badly need to know & defend. # # #


Editor’s Note: To contact the author, please e-mail him at The author wrote also the online book, “Rizal vs Catholicism.”


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