God’s promise to Israel in 2 Chronicles 7:14. “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land”. It is only by the return to God and His Laws that is the only hope for the Philippines; otherwise the country will slide into total collapse and be taken over by a foreign power.
The Philippines prides itself in being the only Christian country in Asia. The reality is that is Christian in name only, maintaining a façade while continuing to follow many pagan rituals that have been adopted as Christianity, rather than practicing the teachings of Jesus. There are hundreds of different religions found in the country, though the majority are Catholic. The Philippines claims to be a Christian nation but keeps almost none of God’s Laws. It is a morally decadent nation – to claim it is a Christian nation is a sham.
If the Philippines were to change the way their Government is administrated and based its laws on the Law of God, the nation would prosper. This would require a total change at all levels of Filipino society, rejecting the pagan mythology that is often practiced as religion today. Unlike the thousands of laws that now exist in the Philippines (most of which are ignored by the Filipino people), the Law of God is uncomplicated, not subject to change, and if followed would restore social justice, prosperity and peace to the nation. The Ten Commandments is the foundation law for the Christian faith, but few Christians in the Philippines understand or observe today these laws, let alone non-Christians. God has given us His Laws on how we are to be govern – laws which instruct us on managing agriculture, health laws, caring for the needy, economic management, marriage and child-rearing, business management, and social responsibility.
The current democratic system of government in the Philippines appears to be incapable of making the changes necessary for the country to survive because of the competing political interests. The whole bureaucratic government structure needs to be destroyed and replaced by a new efficient simplified administration if the country is to be turned around. A group of respected leaders not tainted by the existing political establishment is needed to be appointed to oversee the administration of the country. They would select a new chief executive to run the country – preferably some-one who has no political or commercial interests in the Philippines. This person would be recruited from the international marketplace by an executive search recruitment company much in the same way as a multi-national company appoints a new chief executive who is answerable to a Board of Directors. CEOs would also be selected for each area of government responsibility, such as health, education, finance, etc. Many existing government departments need to be abolished as they do little to serve the people other than enrich those running them. CEOs would have the authority to recruit and appoint new staff for running government offices – using modern technology most of the work done could be automated eliminating most staff, and the temptation to corruption. Existing staff would need to reapply for positions, but any involved in any form of previous corruption would not be eligible.
Sadly misplaced nationalism along with undisciplined emotional immaturity has hurt the Philippines. National pride and incompetent leadership has allowed the country to slide down the road towards anarchy. As with many Latin American and African countries, the people have suffered because of corrupt leaders more interested in enriching themselves than caring the people they rule.
Police and military organisations have become infected with corruption, more interested in protecting their commercial and political interests than serving under a leadership of experienced competent administrators. The law needs be enforced rather than ignored as today. The death penalty bought back again for capital crimes and the legal service retrained to work with a retrained clergy in ensuring that the Law of God is upheld. The clergy would need to be purged and replaced with a ministry that is prepared to uphold the Law of God and the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Unless the Philippines makes changes soon, the country will self-destruct, sliding into anarchy, erupting into civil war, famine, starvation, disease epidemics, widespread unemployment, economic and social collapse. This will only worsen the plight of the people already trapped in poverty, and probably result in China or Japan taking over administrating the country.
The Philippines is not unique – many nations around the world are heading down the same road towards insolvency as government spending spirals out of control, but falling taxation revenue creating unsustainable deficit. The outcome will result in a chain reaction of governments defaulting on their debts. We had the banking crisis of 2008/09 – next financial crisis will be created by governments defaulting on their debts.
The world is entering into a dangerous age, where rising populations compete for diminishing resources. The threat to the Philippines and to the planet as a whole from global warming will hasten bringing on disease and famine. History tells us the outcome will result in war – the condition the world is in now the stage is set for a precursor leading to another major conflict. If it was not for the fear of another nuclear weapons then conflict would have erupted already.
The Philippines is far from unique with the problems of mis-government that its people have suffered because of poor government. Most of the people living in the third world suffer under the same curse. Their sufferings and struggle for survival will not be resolved until Jesus Christ returns to establish His Government on earth. Only then will the world know peace, prosperity and justice for all. This day will not be far away.