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    Tuesday, November 21, 2017-6:18:13P.M.

     

     

     

     

     

Just another day at the office

LET’S put it this way: we all make a living; we all go to work every day and perform an 8-hour job to help pay the bills.

It reminds us of how our Dad would put eight hours a day at his job to be a breadwinner​, right ?

And we do it every week, and that’s how I want to do my job daily with integrity and based on ethical core values.

I consider my writing just like an 8-hour job and I have no problem with it even if the president of the United States says I’m fake news.

I say, “Sorry Mr. President but I’m just doing my job in my community in the CNMI to make a real difference.”

It’s my way of giving back to my community and it’s my number one priority to contribute to my community.

Remember the news reporter that was body-slammed for asking questions? That to me shows no respect for journalists.

We’re just doing our job like any other citizen​ of the United States.

I may have accumulated college credits to get my degree in journalism, the problem is I don’t want to graduate.

And why is that Jack? Maybe I don’t want to be like all the journalists with degrees who are cocky and arrogant.

Maybe I don’t want to be cocky and arrogant but a calm, collected in-your-face kind of journalist you cannot see.

I am my own boss but I am also a freedom writer for peace and justice with no nonsense and self-glorification.

I want to focus on the things that matter to my tiny islands of the CNMI in sharing my opinions and concerns.

See, when this CNMI governor spoke out against the ex-Labor secretary, saying he was disappointed — I think it was pathetic. It’ll be like telling me to shut up right?

I applaud the ex-Labor secretary for speaking out for truth on corruption. It’s Trump-like for the governor to try and shut down the ex-Labor secretary.

In my opinion it’s absurd, and for those who disagree with me it’s perfectly understandable to protect the status quo and your governor.

But I cannot stop doing my job to protect our CNMI people from more corruption after corruption.

See folks, when the court system stole from my grandma’s land compensation in the Rita Kaipat estate $7.4 million — it was corruption.

Instead of resorting to violence, I want to do it the civil-way, by writing to protect our CNMI people and fighting corruption.

So for those who still disagree with what I write, you don’t have to read it. It’s perfectly fine.

My point is, I may be harsh with CNMI lawmakers, but it’s still my job and duty as a CNMI civic writer to fight corruption in my islands, as simple as that.

It’s nothing personal and it will never be personal because I’m just doing my job as a CNMI son and writer.

In closing, for those who are supportive of my writing, it’s just another day at the office as an agent of change as part of my contributions to the CNMI.

JACK O. ROMOLOR
Portland, Oregon