By Reli L. German
Obviously in a jocular temper, President Duterte engaged in some semantics Wednesday final week, June 28, whereas talking throughout the founding anniversary of the Presidential Security Group (PSG).
The President blithely denied that he was in a coma – a state of unconsciousness brought on both by damage or illness. “Wrong spelling lang po iyan ng media – it’s really kama,” he cracked.. “If I’m not around and you don’t see me, sigurado nasa kama ako,” he jokingly assured his viewers.
Okay, Mr. President, we take your phrase that you weren’t in a coma however was jut taking some non-public time in your kama. What he was saying, in impact, was that he had merely put a comma (or a pause) on his rigorous schedule of actions.
So come on of us, cease needling Ernie Abella, Jun Evasco, Bong Go and Mart Andanar. They’ve repeatedly claimed that their boss could be very a lot alive and kicking, that he’s merely drained and must rejuvenate. Ganito rin naman ang sinasabi ng iba pa niyang mga tagapagsalita, or apologists tulad ni Chief Legal Counsel Sal Panelo at maging si PNP Chief Bato dela Rosa di, ba? No downside about his well being, they are saying.
Now, some guys are speculating that whereas resting kuno on his kama, Mano Digong may very well be attempting to discover the teachings of Kama Sutra, the traditional Sanskrit literature of the Hindus that, Wikipedia says, will not be actually a discourse on [email protected] behaviour alone however is definitely a information on virtuous and gracious residing.
Lest some over-imaginative minds put a malicious twist on the topic due to the phrase Kama, it’s stated that solely about 20% of the work is dedicated to a dialogue on amorous matters and the pleasures of the flesh. The relaxation are extremely related expositions on the three different major objectives of life, specifically: virtuous residing, prosperity and liberation — once more in response to Wikipedia.
But so what if, whereas resting on his kama in his non-public time or throughout his psychological peregrinations, the President’s thoughts wanders into the extra mundane discussions in Kama Sutra? This shouldn’t be such an enormous deal actually. After all, the President is now 72l. For that matter, it’s stated that males at this stage of their life are lamenting the inevitable depreciation of their as soon as vaunted virility. Remember what they are saying in regards to the spirit being keen however the you-know-what is weak? And whether or not German-cut or no matter, that is one thing inescapable as soon as the pains of age meet up with you.
Consider additionally that the bodily, psychological and psychological burden alone imposed by the Marawi disaster is sufficient to drain the vitality of any chief, and maybe boring, even briefly, any craving for earthly pleasures.
Of course, his critics and foes shall be lighting fireworks if the comma that he has been placing on his sked finally turns right into a interval as that might, certainly, imply wakas, tapos, completed, la fin, kaput or das ende (in German) — the tip of the story, for this man they name Du30.
Now, right here’s one thing for folks to consider —. the determine 30 has been historically utilized in journalism to point the tip of a information story. So I’m wondering if there’s any delicate, unintended significance – psychological, metaphysical, transcendental or no matter – to the attachment of the determine 30, within the first syllable of the President’s surname.