An open letter urging Senator de Lima to cooperate instead of resisting in the midst of the overwhelming evidence against her is making the rounds online.
The open letter addressed to Senator de Lima first appeared in the website http://globalford.org and has since then been popping up on Facebook a few hours it was published.
The self-proclaimed political scientist from Canada of Arabic descent, a student of psychology, sociology, among other things, including Philippine culture and politics expressed his take on the events surrounding the drama behind de Lima and Duterte’s war on drugs via an open letter.
I am a Canadian political scientist and also have studied psychology and sociology too, in addition I have been following the Philippine politics and culture for many years and have been studying the Philippine history not only from books, but also from Filipinos themselves. I work with many of them as well! I know the Filipinos mental state when they are under pressure.
Overwhelming testimony of Colangco against de Lima?
My question is that how come Colangco is able to spill humor while testifying while he is being incriminated and while he too may face more severe sentences if he was being under psychological and emotional strains and Senator De Lima claiming that he was tortured to testify against her? Madam Senator De Lima, you are an educated person and have been clever enough to mislead not only your people but also the world, but I doubt you are clever enough to escape this overwhelming evidence against you.
Someone higher than de Lima in previous admin is pulling the strings…
Your title, your education and your position has no power if you are being impeached, and if the evidence against you is going to put you behind bars, you should start bargaining and testifying against those higher-ups in your crime and drug network as well as those people with domestic or foreign interests who you lobbied for them and they lobbied for you for other things that allowed them take advantage of your position in the government! Why? Because you would not have been able to pull this off all by yourself.
If you were not guilty, you would not need to label them at all…
The government already has evidence against those higher than you in this criminal acts for drugs and other acts, but it is better for you to come clean publicly, and stop playing politics. In your speech I heard a lot of labeling by you against those who are impeaching you. If you were not guilty, you would not need to label them at all. You should have allowed the investigation take its course, and let the evidence speak by itself.
In your effort to get off the hook, you have brought harm to the country…
Moreover, you have already harmed enough the credibility of the new President, the Philippine Government and with it the prosperity of your people, but despite of your “political games,” the new President and the new Philippine Government has become more popular globally and domestically, and has shown the power of democracy in action!
Give the Duterte the free hand to rid the country of the ills of illegal drugs…
Although he (the Philippine’s New President – Mr. Duterte) speaks in a simple way, he speaks the language that all Filipinos understand, because he is serving the people of the Philippine, because he has no needs for fancy language as much as you enjoy using! He truly wants to give all his energy and skills to make Philippine great for the Filipinos and allow businesses grow in the Philippines.
End game for de Lima and her lobby network in drug trade?
By the way, most of the people don’t understand some of the meaning of the fancy labels you use to discredit the “Government of the Philippines” by labeling the President and the Senate who are impeaching you and ousted you from your seat of power. You have been attacking him for many years on his fight against drugs and creating his city a safe and secure city while he was a Mayor. Why? Because you and your lobby network lost a lot of drug and crime related businesses!
Warns de Lima that her life is in danger…
You should know that and I am sure you already know that the people who would lose from your being incriminated have already taken the precautions against you to protect their own tails (because they are more clever than you are) and you know that already, and your days are numbered (and you know that too), because you are a high target profile for them now. You are sinking so fast, and just gust grasping for air and trying to grab and pull-down with you the people who want to save you too, and so everyone is staying away from you!
de Lima as state witness anyone?
You should seek state protection and testify against those higher-ups in your network of criminal acts against the Philippine people. However, you may have already decided to choose the other way (to make yourself look like an innocent sacrifice) and think that by doing such act (a drama), you could weaken the Government (meaning the President), but I have to say that even doing that would make the President and his government become more popular, because he has already made his mark in the world history. Just let the investigation take its course, and ask for the state witness protection while yourself being investigated to just be on the safe side of things!
End of the road for de Lima in politics?
Your political career as well as business chances all are gone globally, and nothing can bring it back.
Many people in the world are following the progress in the Philippine now that your new elected President by popular vote has made and is continuously making the Philippine more secure, and though his approach is not “Western”, there are many foreign investors and nations around the world already investing in the Philippine and its future much more than before, and you can see that trend on the increased value of the Philippine Peso already by seeing it steadily going up securely!
On UN, EU and US meddling on local affairs…
On a final note, the UN and any other foreign nations have no rights to interfere with the due process that is taking place within the internal domestic politics and international relations that Philippine is building with its neighboring countries to solve the regional and domestic drug and crime syndicates problems. They can observe, but have no rights to participate or say anything unless your people sign a petition for external investigation. All said, your President has the international power as a the leader of a sovereign nation to give them the finger if he wants to (though it might not be tactful), but “his language is colorful” quoting US President’s earlier comments about Mr. Duterte’s way of speaking, so he will give them the finger. LOL
Urges de Lima to support the President instead of undermining him…
All you have to do is to be behind your President and Government 100% and protect him from domestic and foreign enemies.
Your President is one of few historic and Charismatic Leaders that show their face every few centuries when crisis show their face, and those who are comfortable with the “status quo” (existing political, social,economic affairs, etc) feel threatened by the people like your President. You are very lucky to have him as your President.
There are many powerful domestic and global figures/actors/players (political actors or players are political science terms) that are being threatened by your President’s war on drugs, crime, lawlessness and poverty, and they have put the wheels in motion to get rid of him through covert operations, political, social and economic pressures. You President knows that, and if he did not survive the domestic and global ganging against him, you all must continue his work.
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Any comment or reaction?
thanks, cause me TEARLY EYES……GODBLESS our DEARLY PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES..
Well said sir..thank you
Thank you Amir. What you say is true. The Philippines have always been a divided nation and it has suited local and international leaders and businesses (legal or illegal). I’m thankful for the Internet and social media that we can access news and reactions live. Now Filipinos can unite and be connected at the same time
Thank you so much Sir , for the your best concern and given your sincere reactions for your observations to the situation of our country for the New Administration and her antagonist opponent . It gives much credit to our Country for sharing information done.
I am so sad as well as happy to read this. Sad because there still some Filipinos didn’t realize this and seems they are not interested in “PAGBABAGO” . Happy, bacause somebody out there inspite of his nationality is very much concerned about the Philippines and wants “PAGBABAGO” and believed that President Duterte is on the right track.
I really do hope & pray that your article not only be read by Senator Leila De Loma but digested into her well-being. In case, she follows to the letter your suggestions, she will be a great asset to our nation and probably to the international community. She’s bright enough to turn these things around. All it takes is one stroke of her to be a state witness. Thank you Amir for
your insight. So, if we may part the Duterte-way, “up yours!” Lol. Almighty bless you more.
Love your piece, nice to know that a guy not born a Filipino has a big heart for us, but sad that some (Oligarchs) who are born Filipino has no heart for us True Filipinos… If our President Duterte will die for Us we can also do it for HIM…
Thank you Amir..goosebumps while reading your post..indeed we are lucky to have a new president who truly cares..write up like this is worth sharing coz it’s nice to hear good news which we rarely hear from our media here..they are so focused to ejk issues..sharing your thoughts about phil politics is very much appreciated!God bless!
THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH SIR FOR YOUR LETTER TO DE LIMA TO WAKE HER UP? AND TO LET THE OTHER NATIONS UNDERSTAND ESPECIALLY THE US,EU AND UN MEDDLING .THEY NEVER WITNESSED IN REALITY THE REAL HAPPENINGS BEFORE AND NOW .THEY ALL BASE ON BIAS MEDIA.DUTERTE IS TRYING HIS BEST FOR ALL FILIPINO PEOPLE A GOOD GREENER FUTURE.MAY GOD BLESS YOU SIR.THANK YOU.
Bravo Sir. Salamat po for your concern for us.
Thank u.. Very well said! Hoping that all Filipinos can read this esp those who are against Duterte’s administration.
Thank you for your letter friend , hope all Filipinos will support instead of fighting back the President his motive is to motivate all Filipinos to live clean lives and have good govt as well .
Hi Amir. I can never thank you enough for this wonderful and enlightening article. It’s quite comprehensive and it speaks of the truth about the Phil and it’s present administration. We, the majority of the Filipinos, love and support Pres. Duterte. Finally, after 30 long years, we now have a leader who is passionately enough to give us a peaceful and better life. Pres. Duterte has our complete trust and to us he is our only hope for a better Phil. That’s why we get so furious when the foreign media speak ill of him based not on their intensive investigation of the real situation in the Phil. but, rather, based on everything that was fed on them by the yellow media here. Because if they will just come here and stay here long enough to observe what’s going on under Pres. Duterte’s governance thay will see that the ordinary Filipinos are happy and contented. We are starting to feel safe abd we can walk the streets at night without anymore that fear we used to feel before. We have seen already a lot of good changes since Pres. Duterte assumed office. For a long, long time we feel now that we are important. That’s why your article is so relevant and timely and so much appreciated. I hope that through this the world will start to see our dear President in a different light. Thanks much again.
Thank you for this letter sir.. I hope many of us,(the pilipino people) will read this and those bias media in our country,and to the international media as well..this is the true pictures of what was going on in the Phillipines..that the most of our country men doesn’t have the real and true news to hear or to watch because of the bias media…I only way I can help my President is to pray for his safety and depend on him if some foreign people ask about him…And criticise his ability for being our president… Thank you for your good points of view to our beloved President…
Nice! Like to hear people like amir. God speed!!
thank you very much! more power to you!
Even though you are not a Filipino but the way you write, i feel you’re sincerety and passion on us (Filipinos)…
Thank you so much and i really cried while reading your letter and I’m always praying that out new President DUTERTE will be save and safe because if he lost this fight, nobody will replace this strongman ever.
Perfect analysis and evaluation,,how come delima ignored and denying all her actions? Pride has nothing to do,,power will not make her happy and no peace at all,, if she continue ignoring the truth,,she must humble herself..ask God forgiveness and to our countrymen,,And face all consequences,..
ver well said!, and thank you for recognizing the effort and hard-work of Pres. Duterte to make our country PHILIPPINES to shine and rise again.
SALAMAT! MARAMING-MARAMING SALAMAT!
MABUHAY ANG PILIPINAS!!!!
thank you for your article,it’s an eye,brain and heart opener..
Thank you for understanding our situation,we need someone like you to give us moral booster, our President is real in helping us Filipinos and we could feel his effort to uplift our lives…mabuhay ka Amir and God bless to you
Thank you for this insightful piece Mr.amir Assadollahi
But at the rate things are going, I highly doubt De Lima will take heed
mr amir.. I so hope and pray that you are real not some made up character that the likes of De lima (delima) will use against our beloved president. As you know, they are really good at manipulating and twisting facts to make it look like lies and vice versa. so goodluck and more power. I am a naturalized Canadian now myself, I live in Alberta.I would love to meet you someday and to personally thank you.
All i can say is Thank you very much
Thank you very much for such an elaborate description of the present state of my country.
Thank you so much for your understanding our situation here in the Philippines.
Your letter is really an eye, brain opener
Thank you mr Amir for protecting our president and our country.
Thank you AMIR for the love you gave for us
Hello Amir, you seem understand better what we Filipinos are fighting for than De Lima. And for that, on behalf of the Filipino people I wholeheartedly thank you for your concern to OUR President, Government, and all Filipino people. We believe that Pres. Duterte is doing very well to suppress the drug trade in Our country and we’re feeling the changes. The real change for a better government.Yes, some Filipino people chòoses to turn their head to Our Presidents quest. Rather continue to be fooled by drugs and money for personal interest..and losing their lives too sadden us. The path they choose has no better endings. Yet the government ardently need the real change. Most Filipinos support it. We support our President for His fight for a real change. Thank you and may you our Highiest Soveriegn Blesses you and your Family. More Power!
Cant figure it out on how to say THANK YOU very much on this open letter that you made it which was so wonderful and enlightening us (we filipinos). Hope that those bias media in our country nor international media will be enlighten too. As a matter of fact since our new elected president Duterte assumed his office,we can see and feel the good and safetiness of our country.People has a little bit well descipline now.And thanks God for giving us a president like him and thanks too.
Godbless and Godspeed…
AMIR, I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE YOU FOR THIS LETTER ADDRESSED TO dELIMA. I COULD SEE THAT YOU ARE MORE FAMILIAR THAN THE PEOPLE WHO WOULD SAY EDUCATED OR I WOULD SAY FINISHED COLLEGE WITH M.A. OR PHD. THIS PEOPLE DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THEIR COUNTRY AND FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE COUNTRY BUT ONLY FOR THEIR OWN BENEFIT. GOOD FOR YOU, YOU WERE ABLE TO GRASP WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE COUNTRY. YOU ARE MORE THAN A FILIPINO THAN OTHER FILIPINOS WHO ARE NATIVE BORN.
Very well said amir! Thanks for ur genius advice to sen. Leila de Lima hoping that she accept ur genuine idea
Thanks Amir for your concerned, you have brave heart to wrote this letter,hopefully madame De Lima will read and open her mind.God bless you!
thank you so much for your letter sir.. all ur word is very true… your letter to sen laila m delima is good and very clear.. but i dont know if she will accept because as of now her mind is close. because she and senator trilliane and other of LP senators want to full down presedent duterte admistration.. all those senator are the dont want to cooperate the good changes of the philippine.. the are only looking for their own good.. the are sitting for how many year in their position but the dont have a good developemnt for the good of the people in this country.. all of them is only critising the goos move if the administration now.. the last administration the donth care about the drugs in this country.. inpact some politician are also silling illigal drugs and the dont care whose children and people are been affected of this drug.. that why i said the dont care other people even those people elected them to stay in their posistion as long the can earn money.. im filipino but i can say this word bcause i observe whose people in their position is abusing for their own interes. thank you sir.. god bless
Assalamulaukum Sir..and good morning! thank you so much of your concern for our country…for my side, I am hoping and praying that the President can strive and He will never surrender to his burden from other societies…He is concern sincere kindheart and good public servant So far, i know him when i was working in Davao City in his home town place, somewhere part of Mindanao from 1999 -2002 being one of the manager in a small stablishment…I appreciated there i like to stay and live because peaceful and cool place and beautiful also.So, the only i observe them is that the people are cooperAting their laws…like a simple site of example in street ” no jay walking” if we can violate their rules the duty traffic enforcer will catch you…or if we across the street without waiting the signal of the traffic light…the duty traffic enforcer catch you…and they will tell their laws….we amazed because they are kind and manageable place…One time i have a meeting and ride a taxi my phone was falling down inside the i’m not aware….when my location was arrived and go out from the taxi..i have no more celphone what i did is i am looking a duty policeman to try to help me the and relate the happening…and of course because I am focusing my mind to the meeting I never get the plate number of the taxi…what he did(policeman) was asking some people around when i go down from the taxi…like conducting an investigation…they said ” yes we’ve saw that girl go out from the taxi and the color and body number of the taxi we only remember…Alhamdulillah(thanks be to God)my phone was trace and back in my hands….thanks to the people concern and the policenmen there…they are concern and have done good their duties….i cant really forget DAVAO City…a simple case they give actions…and have also reported to the police office and blutter the driver…well the all the office connected also franchise office because trying to search of whom the owner of the TAXI….I’ve felt safe there because of the cooperation of the POLICEMEN..i rented only there in bajada Davao in facade of Victoria Plaza….i missed Davao City, where I’ve known and saw personally before The Mayor Rody Duterte signing our Mayors business permit…He is kind intelligent and sometimes joker..like he will try to be friend with us because we came from Zamboanga city and our employer try to explore business in Davao ciy….In related to this history Sir, to your present open message to Sen Delimma…You are correct advises her…you are also kind and concern citizen…thank you so much Sir for the appreciation of our new elected President Rody Duterte…He is good public Servant….Inshaallah, all the leaders of the Philippines will be united as ONEness towards for the more improvements in the Country…We are all given by God as gift of talent and knowledge…If all the leaders now will be cooperated and helping one another support for the coming chAnge image of the Country…? You are all heroes for me becauase facing of so many problems and hindraces are not easy task…AND YOUR names will still live Unforgetable like Lapu lapu and Magellan…This is only my heartily share message and Opinion as one being born of Filipino Citizen thank you Sir Amir and May Allah blessed us all…
Hello Amir Assadollahi
Strong words .. enough to enlighten the mind of the readers and the people who are keep silently fight the progress of the Philippines down aside from the leader whose objectives and views is nothing but goodness being his patriotic, aimed the future of every Filipinos environment safety adding his down to earth loved of the country and the people of the Philippines
Thank you and God bless you
Thank you very much…
Thank you Mr. Amir. This is the real situation in our country, Philippines. You really indeed mention what is going on. This is really an eye and brain opener to every Filipino. The President Mr. Rodrigo Duterte is really doing his job and wants us to have a peaceful country.
Thank you for comprehensive and persuasive letter. it’s an eye opener.
Thanks for your concern and supporting our President and our country.
Kudos to you Mr Amir!!! Appreciate very much your comprehensive evaluations on the real situations/happening in our country. This is already our chance & moment to have a President that is really sincere,courageous & willing to stake his life for all of us & for our country!!!Likewise I want to commend your concern & brilliant mind in helping us out disseminating informations to people around the globe.God bless you more & more power!!,
Thanks to YAHUAH ELOHIM that our need of a good leader is answered we give all the honor n praise to YAHUAH n praying for protectionto our Pres. Duterte n more eisdom knowledge n understanding so that he will lead this nation to godly righteousness shalom.
I have nothing to say at all Mr. Amir..all you have was directly true…we all Filipinos are very much overwhelemed and happy by your effort on writing this letter…while reading this, my tears fall amd it touch my heart personally as a Filipino living in this beloved country…me and all Filipinos around the world thanking you so much for seeing the truth and reality for knowing that there are still people or foreign people knows the heart and true intentions of our beloved President Duterte…thank you so much for feeling and being with us fighting for the right and defending the truth and most especially our beloved President. Our President is one of a kind. A heart full of love to his beloved country and his country man. You saw that. Thank you so much once again. May God bless you.
thank you so much Amir for posting this. I hope this can be read in the Philippine senate. I am an Australian citizen and never been interested in politics until Duterte’s administration comes along..I pray that all Filipino will give their 100% support to the new President and his administration He is doing his best.
Salam alayka…. You made the best advice to pcos-elect sen. Leila “in delima “. I hope she be enlightened and she will stop playing the role of a devil’s advocate against our beloved President Duterte who is pouring his best for the Filipinos and the Philippines…. ALLAH sent him for us and for the whole world to see that in the final battle, GOODNESS will prevail…. Subhanallah….
A MILLION OF THANKS SIR FOR THIS WONDERFUL WORDS AND TRUTH ABOUT THE PHILS, OUR PRESIDENT DUTERTE AND TO SENATOR DELIMA. VERY WELL SAID SIR AND HOPEFULLY & PRAY THAT MADAM DELIMA WILL REACH THIS MESSAGES OF YOURS SO THAT SHE WILL BE ENLIGHTENED WHAT IS RIGHT AND WRONG. AGAIN, A MILLION OF THANKS SIR AND GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS FOR DEFENDING OUR COUNTRY…
Well said Amir. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this very controversial matter… We Filipinos are tired of the same old corruptions and anomalies in the government and now that change is here, I know that God is really guiding our President on his intentions in making our country a nation that is really worth dying for…
Well said Sir thank you … President Du30 the best President Ever in the Philippines History
thank u mr.amir for ur wonderful message godbless u hope to hear ur open letter soon not only to delima but to other political persons who wants to to destroy DUTERTE ADMINISTRATION.
Very well said! We are fortunate having a new President that is brave, intelligent and has a BIG & HUMBLE heart to serve his government, the People of The Philippines…we are so proud of our PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE! We are looking forward to meet you in person in Malacanang during our family vacation!!
Alhamdulillah! That’s my overwhelming gratitude reading and shared your open letter to my fb wall. I am one of those avid follower of blogs about our beloved President. My goodness what a letter Amir. My salute to you and my embarrassment for those Filipinos don’t want or blinded by their ignorance of the truth and changes in our country (Philippines). Your letter INDEED an eye opener for those countries trying to put their nose in our ground and criticizing the advocacy of our President because of the biased media. You are more than a Filipino native, you knew our history or even love our country more than a born-Filipino and it’s a shame but in behalf of those 91% supporters of DU30, THANK YOU very much Amir for this true-unbiased and wonderful letter of yours….
For depending our presidents and the rights of our countryman!
WE ARE PROUD TO HAVE A PRESIDENTS
RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE.
A MAN WITH A WORD OF HONOR
HE LOVES HIS COUNRTY AS WELL A FILIPINO PEOPLES..
AND LASTLY GOD BLESS YOU..
THANKS FOR THIS EYE OPENER, BRO AMIR…AND CONGRATS FOR A JOB WELL DONE…!!! INDEED, VERY WELL DONE, BRO…!!!
I am very grateful that you’ve written this article. We(Filipinos) are starting to see the “Changes” that happening, just the hypocrites one can’t accept that. But majority of us are supporting our President more than 100%..
THANKS FOR SHARING, BRO AMIR…
Absolutly correct! I reallly 100% agreed.
Thank you so much sir for your open letter. Everything you said is true. I am 100% this letter is being read not only by those pro-Duterte but those anti-Duterte. It’s a joy to every responsible Filipino citizen (supporters of Duterte) to read and know foreigners are with us supporting our new president. The greatest we can contribute and do for our new president is to keep praying for him and his family for their safety.
very well said, i can not add nor minus from your point of view perfectly fitted to Delima.
We, supporters of our President based in Saudi Arabia, would like to thank you for openly expressing your views and suggestions though you’re not Filipino. More blessings to u, Mr. Amir.
Dear Mr Amir,
Excellent analysis, sir. You lay down the facts on a lay man language, giving each side a well thought analysis. I just hope for more Filipinos to find time read your open letter , more for them to open their heart and mind and give their full and unwavering support to the new administration. We do not need a highly educated smart ass politician anymore, what we need is someone like our new President who’s heart and soul he dedicated to uplift our country as a whole.
Thanks for your great information so the whole wide world can read and comprehend the reality of life in the Philippines.
Let’s all wait for the goof outcome…
Good out come…
Thanks for your letter and more power to you. For the people who are not following to my president. Please! open your eyes and feel the changes in your home town because I feel now the safety of my family. As for my observation, the people who are in danger are those people who are involve in drugs. For those people who are not easy to believe because their basis is to see is to believe follow the senate hearing, observe and watch the evidence then see for your self who is telling the truth.
Amir, you hit the nail straight on the head! Your open letter is an eye opener for everyone! Only heartless and mindless people will choice not to get the message! It is a beautiful message from the heart! Often the truth hurts but when accepted with humility it sets one free!
Humility is a virtue I don’t see in Delima inspite of all facts in front of her. It is sad to think a woman with high intelligence like her would go far to destroy her own people , the president and most especially herself. Again , my sincere thanks for sharing your most valuables thought to us Filipino people! God bless and more power to you!
Good for you Sir Amir you feel deep in your heart the present situation of the 16 million filipinos who voted President Duterte and to the rest of the filipinos who are arrogant and hypocrite enough to mislead the nation into chaos because of their own self vested interest.. You are such a big brother to us Sir Amir..Keep up the good work,, Please come and visit us here in the Philippines we are eager to see you in person. GOD bless you always and more power
THANK YOU VERY MUCH SIR FOR YOUR CONCERN.GOD BLESS YOU!
Thank you so so much sir to your wonderful message, concern and suggestions to the Philippines government and to the filipino people’s. Thank you and GOD BLESS!