Mother Mother I am Sick
Speculations coming from the president’s nemeses debunk Malacanang pronouncement that the highest official of the land is confined to the Asian Hospital for a self-imposed quarantine against the dreaded A(HiNi) influenza virus after attending a conference abroad. She instead went on alleged “mammoplastic repair of leaking breast implants done in the ’80s” and other medical procedures the president underwent in the said hospital.
Varied public reactions circulated in the newpapers, text messaging, and the internet when Jarius Bondoc a columnist of the Philippine Star reported that “Mrs. Arroyo used the post-travel self-quarantine for A(H1N1) early this week as a handy cover for these procedures” according to his source.
In exact term he said: “The President has been suffering dysfunctional bleeding, likely due to polyps or myoma in the uterus. She had first walked into the hospital one dawn in 2008 for D&C (dilation and curettage) and left at dusk. News then was that she had an executive check. She’s had three follow-ups this year, the last in June. Menopause is inducing abnormal tissue growth and hormonal imbalance, a source said.”
The columnist also added that “doctors were also set to remove an inguinial cyst from the groin” and to “laser of extra hair growth in that area and the armpits.” But Cerge Remonde denied it saying the news was false. He said the president is given a clean bill of health by her gynecologist and could push through with her “full schedule” as usual.
Who is telling the truth, only God knows.
After the Hyden Kho’s”sex scandal” circulated around like a wild fire, some close friends in the church asked my reaction about it being a physician; and what is my opinion on the possibility that the cosmetic doctor could be inprisoned and his license revoked. I told them, honestly I could not say anything. I am not privy to the personal life of Hyden nor aware of his brazen acts of “abusing” women. Although I told them that the Bible is precised in saying that any sexual acts initiated and done outside the marriage bound is immoral and sinful.
But upon listening to his interview in a network program, I gained some insights on this physically attractive young man, a promising physician. He sincerely admitted his mistakes and ready to face the consequence. In his own words he said, one way to face the wrong he had done is to endure public outrage and ridicule against him. He is also aware that he could be brought to jail for a possible crime he had committed in connection with his fatal mistake.
Hyden Kho needs to be understood as a victim of the proliferation of pornographic materials, the commercialization of sex, society’s tolerance on sexual promiscuity, and the polarization of fame and material gains of celebrities from the entertainment world. I believe he is only a victim like in the same manner that he experience sexual molestation as a kid.
But don’t ge me wrong, I am not condoning his supposedly immoral acts and possible crime committed. He had to suffer the consequences of these acts once proven in court beyond reasonable doubts. What I am only pointing out here is Christian’s compassions to sinners.
Even Solomon realized his mistakes; “Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.” (Ecclesiastes 12:8). Isn’t Christ who said “he who has no sin may cast the first stone.” The thing is that we are all sinners and who are we to condemn also a sinner like us? Isn’t is fair to say that Hyden Kho also needs human compassion at this time of his distress and confusion?
The Evil of Power, Wealth and Fame
There is nothing wrong with wealth and fame if they are used for the Glory of God. The thing is that man is corrupted with evil things in mind the moment he/she gains material things, power and fame and become so obsessed with them.
“1 I have seen another evil under the sun, and it weighs heavily on men: 2 God gives a man wealth, possessions and honor, so that he lacks nothing his heart desires, but God does not enable him to enjoy them, and a stranger enjoys them instead. This is meaningless, a grievous evil.
3 A man may have a hundred children and live many years; yet no matter how long he lives, if he cannot enjoy his prosperity and does not receive proper burial, I say that a stillborn child is better off than he. 4 It comes without meaning, it departs in darkness, and in darkness its name is shrouded. 5 Though it never saw the sun or knew anything, it has more rest than does that man- 6 even if he lives a thousand years twice over but fails to enjoy his prosperity. Do not all go to the same place?
7 All man’s efforts are for his mouth,
yet his appetite is never satisfied”
(Ecclesiastes 6: 1-7)