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vic_romero
09.10.06, 12:23 PM
Paano at kailán kayâ aahon, susulong, uunlád ang Pilipinas?

Anó sa palagáy ninyó?

Bonnie
09.10.06, 01:08 PM
Kaialangan ang malaking pagbabago mula sa mamayan at hangang sa mga nakaupo sa lipunan, nakakalungkot isipin na kapwa natin Pilipinong nakaupo at me posisyon ang naglulugmok satin sa kahirapan. Kung pareho paring mga pulitiko ang uupo sa Malacanang, Senado at Kamara, wala akong nakikitang magandang pagbabago. Aasa na lang siguro ako sa sarili ko para mabago ang antas ng buhay ko kesa isipin pa kung pano tayo aangat tulad ng ibang bansa. nakaka dismaya talaga.

Sana nga Vic, magkaroon ng pababago para sa ikabubuti ng pangkalahatang Pilipino, nasaan man tayo sa mundo.

Coolwaters
09.10.08, 09:00 AM
This is one topic I am passionate about as I am a firm believer that our children and our children's children deserve a better Philippines... We may not have it now, but let it be a legacy to the future generation...

A nation cannot rise above the level of consciousness of its people.

Our problems will continue to have elusive solutions if we remain in the same state of mind when those problems arose... And we have tons and tons of problems... :)

Pero marami kaming naniniwala na para umangat tayo, we need to start in ourselves with a very basic act: we need to love our country more...

This we also need to inculcate to the young... :) We can start this by showing to them our rich history. It is surprising that the generations of today know less of the Philippine heroes than American fictional superheroes... It is highly probable that a kid in the elementary school will know more of Wolverine than perhaps Emilio Jacinto....

Today, we are known as the country where everyone wants to be a nurse... As this provides a near-sure exit out of the Philippines...

Another thing, to quote from an essay of Barth Suretsky, an American ex-pat who, after several visits in the Philippines since 1982 and immersing himself in the history and culture of the archipelago, decided to live permanently in the country in 1998 as he fell in love with the country. He died in 2001 and left a lamenting article about his thoughts on the root cause of the problems in our country:
Filipinos tend to worship, almost slavishly, everything foreign. If it comes from Italy or France it has to be better than anything made here. If the idea is American or German it has to be superior to anything that Filipinos can think up for themselves. Foreigners are looked up to and idolized. Foreigners can go anywhere without question. In my own personal experience I remember attending recently an affair at a major museum here. I had forgotten to bring my invitation. But while Filipinos entering the museum were checked for invitations, I was simply waived through. This sort of thing happens so often here that it just accepted routine.

We simply have no true pride as Filipinos... That is why as I said in another thread, the Ondoy tragedy has perhaps, despite the havoc and devastation it brought, has given us another good, it reminded us how great we are as a people with our deep seated faith in the Almighty and our innate heroism...

The change we all dream starts with love of country, and from it stems the pride of being brown... :)

_gitaraboy_
09.10.08, 03:58 PM
Nakakalungkot na mismo sa ating mga pilipino nanggaling ang salitang hindi na uunlad ang pilipinas, KANYA-KANYA NA ANG BUHAY SA PINAS

Uunlad siguro ang pinas pag wala nang kurakot sa gobyerno.
Kung lahat ng pilipino ay hindi na nabibili ang boto
at sa kalaunan ay isisi ang miserableng buhay sa gobyerno
Kung tatangkilikin natin ang sariling atin
Kung lahat ay may trabaho
Kung tama ang mga batas na ipapatupad ng gobyerno
Kung lahat ng naipasang batas ay gagawin o iaaply ayon sa pagkasulat nito
Kung lahat ay susunod sa batas na ito
Kung lahat ay disiplinado.
Kung lahat ang nasa isip ay negosyo
Kung pagtutuunan ng pansin ang edukasyon at kabataan
Kung hindi magmimindset ang media at di magpaapekto ang pinoy sa media

at syempre Kung lahat ay may takot sa Dios

nlim
09.10.08, 04:14 PM
Pag lahat ay disiplinado tulad ng pag nasa ibang lugar na sumusunod naman..
Una dapat ang public servant. Kung lahat ay titingnan nila as black and white hindi mayaman o mahirap.
Pag tumigil na ang mga tao na magsiksik sa Maynila.
Pag lahat ng batas na ginawa sa kongreso at sa senado ay pnatupad lahat.
Kung ang botohan sana ay taasan ng kamay at wala nang balota, harapan walang papel na gagamitin (dami sigurong ayaw nito)
lahat ng munisipyo hanggang Malacanang ay gawa sa glass at lahat may CCTV camera at microphone at nappanood anumang oras sa internet.Yun siguro ay very transparent he he he- reality TV
Yun lang.... uusad na tayo kahit unit-unti:)

_gitaraboy_
09.10.08, 04:26 PM
Pag lahat ay disiplinado tulad ng pag nasa ibang lugar na sumusunod naman..
Una dapat ang public servant. Kung lahat ay titingnan nila as black and white hindi mayaman o mahirap.
tama sana wala ng diskriminasyon
Pag tumigil na ang mga tao na magsiksik sa Maynila.
Pag lahat ng batas na ginawa sa kongreso at sa senado ay pnatupad lahat.
Kung ang botohan sana ay taasan ng kamay at wala nang balota, harapan walang papel na gagamitin (dami sigurong ayaw nito)
baka 2010 ang eleksyon 2011 pa matapos ang bilangan
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lahat ng munisipyo hanggang Malacanang ay gawa sa glass at lahat may CCTV camera at microphone at nappanood anumang oras sa internet.Yun siguro ay very transparent he he he- reality TV
Yun lang.... uusad na tayo kahit unit-unti:)
may live streaming sa internet ng mga opisina sa gobyerno para malaman ng tao kung lahat ay nagtratrabaho at hindi natutulog sa pansitan, naglalako ng beauty products, nanonood ng movies sa laptop o nakikipagtsismisan lang kung ano ano na ang nangyari sa talenovela

titopao
09.10.08, 04:44 PM
@gitaraboy: Kung halimbawang wala man ang opisyales o kawani ng gobyerno sa opisina nya at ito ay nakunan ng CCTV, ang kaya lang nitong sabihin ay wala lang doon ang nasabing opisyales o kawani. Walang labis, walang kulang.

Ngunit mahirap mag-conclude na s'ya ay nasa parlor, nasa mall o kaya'y hindi gumagawa ng kanyang tungkulin at niwawaldas ang pera ng taumbayan: halimbawa, paano kung nakatanggap s'ya ng tawag at kelangang tumakbo sa ospital dahil sa isinugod ang kanyang tatay dahil sa atake sa puso? O kaya kung halimbawang nagkasakit talaga ang naturang tao? Hindi komo hindi mo nakikita yung taga-gobyerno ay makakapag-conclude ka kaagad na nagpapabaya s'ya sa trabaho; hindi mo pa mang pinakikinggan yung panig n'ya, hinuhusgahan mo na s'ya. Parang hindi yata tama na humihingi ka ng transparency sa gubyerno pero ikaw mismo wala nito :P

Siguro, ang mainam, huwag umasa sa CCTV lamang, kelangan may kakambal ito na mga security and auditing measures para mabigyan ng tamang pagbasa ang mga lumalabas sa mga CCTV monitor.

(Naisip ko tuloy...ilang bilyong piso ang kelangan para magkabit ng mga CCTV cameras at monitor? Ilang tao ang kakailanganin para doon? Umpisa pa lang 'yan ng mga naisip ko. Hmm....)

_gitaraboy_
09.10.08, 05:19 PM
medyo mahal nga yun noh? LOL pero di kaya mas malaki ang mawawala kung wala yun ?:)
di naman sa pagjujudge kaya lang kahit siguro paslit alam ito:)
at di ko naman pinipilit na magkaroon talga kasi naisip ko rin baka maulit ang zte ,isa pa pwede rin nila yung ihack diba?nonsense lang lOL siguro maging honest na lang kaya lang SALN nga lang pinagdadamot na eh yun pa kayang pakialaman ang trabaho nila, :)

Bonnie
09.10.08, 05:37 PM
Kung may takot ang tao sa Dios, siguro uusad na tayo, Hindi lang pulitiko pati na rin ang ordinaryong mamamayang Pilipino. Ang pagnanakaw sa Gobyerno, ang kawalan ng Disiplina ng tao, ang pagiging matigas na ulo at kawalan ng malasakit ng ibang tao at kahirapan ang nagtutulak para di umusad ang buhay natin.

Hay ang hirap magisip hahaha. Di ko alam kung pano, pero sana, magbago na sana ang buhay nating mga Pilipino at sana unti unti ng umusad ang buhay ng bawat isa satin.

titopao
09.10.08, 05:59 PM
Let me give you a good estimate: merong mga 30 departments under the Office of the President more or less. Ang isang CCTV system na may 4 cameras ay nagkakahalaga ng humigit kumulang sa 15000-25000. Just imagine kung ilan ang ikakabit mo sa Offices of the Secretary ng mga nasabing departamento? At sa Office of the Secretary pa lang 'yun, hindi pa kasama yung buong main office ng departamento at ang mga regional, provincial and city offices LOL

I'm less concerned with hacking of these systems---kung tutuusin, madali lang (somewhat) ang lunas sa computer security problems---than with acquisitions. Kung sa ZTE Broadband scandal pa nga lang, malaking gulo na ang inabot, paano pa kaya kung sa mga mas malalaking projects pa?

So---and here's my first suggestion---linisin at ayusin ang sistema ng bidding and procurement sa gobyerno natin.

Bago mag-implement ng proyekto, siguruhing malinis ang pagpo-propose ng mga proyekto, walang daya sa pagbi-bid ng mga contractors, walang lagayan na involved ang mga pulitiko at ang kanilang mga suking contractors, walang nawawala sa perang nakalaan sa proyekto, at siguruhing natutupad ng maayos ang mga kontrata.

Ie-emphasize ko lang ang last point. Hindi sapat na maaprubahan ng maayos ang project, kelangan sinisiguro talagang ginagawa ng tama ang proyekto. For example, siguruhing hindi inferior materials ang hinahalo sa mga kalyeng ginagawa. Siguruhing hindi lumalampas sa nakatakdang time table ang project. Siguruhing yung mga ina-approve na pabahay ay talagang doon sa na-aprubahang lugar talaga itinayo (hindi katulad ng naitawag-pansin kamakailan lang, na maraming nag-aapply sa pagpapagawa ng mga subdivision, pero doon pala itinatayo sa mas malawak na lupain ngunit nakakapagdulot naman ng baha...marami daw developers ang gumawa ng ganitong paglabag).

Pangalawa, at kaakibat nito---kelangan magkaroon ng batas na bawal ilagay ang mga pangit na pagmumukha ng mga pulitiko---mula Presidente hanggang baranggay tanod---sa mga karatula ng mga projects. At kelangan may provision din kung gaano kalaki lang yung lettering ng mga pangalan nila. Yung karatula, requirement talaga yun ng COA for reporting purposes, so wala tayong magagawa doon. Ang kelangan na lang, bawasan ang oportunidad na makapamulitika ng "legal" ang mga nakaupo sa puwesto. Wala namang mali na sinasabi ng mga nahalal na ito yung ginagawang project nila (let's face it, at least, ginagawa nila yung trabaho nilam, kesa naman sa wala silang proyekto)...yun nga lang, kelangan pigilan yung pagkakataon na ipamudmod nila sa mga tao yung mga pagmumukha nila nang hindi naman kailangan.

Pangatlo, at related pa rin sa mga naunang puntos---kelangan magkaroon tayo sa Pilipinas ng isang batas at sistema na katulad ng sa America. Yung katumbas ng kanilang Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Sa mga hindi pamilyar sa FOIA, ito yung sistema kung saan maaring hilingin---correction, maaring i-demand ng kahit na sinong mamamayan ang mga rekord ng pamahalaan (maliban sa mga sobrang sensitibo gaya ng, uh, passwords na pang-launch ng mga nuclear bombs :P )sa kahit na anong legal at acceptable na dahilan. Wala dapat itinatago sa atin ang ating pamahalaan. Kung nag-imbento ng gawa-gawang contractor ang congressman ninyo para makapagnakaw ng perang dapat ay para sa pagpapagawa ng bagong eskwelahan, hindi ito dapat itago ng gobyerno, kelangan may access kayo sa records ng naturang proyekto. (Ito sa ngayon ang isa sa pinakamalaking problema sa pagsugpo ng korapsyon).

Marami pa akong ideas, yung iba sobrang controversial, pero hanggand dito muna ako :)

_gitaraboy_
09.10.08, 06:37 PM
ika nga sa site na ito (http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTLAWJUSTINST/Resources/PREMnote58.pdf)
The success of anti-corruption legislation depends crucially on the caliber of the agency that will enforce it. Where enforcers are themselves open to bribery or subject to political manipulation, the law should leave them little or no room to exercise discretion
magaganda ang batas natin,ang alam ko nga ginagaya ang mga batas natin ng ibang bansa pero kahit ano sigurong batas kung walang enforcement eh wala rin kwenta.
laws should be strictly enforced without exemption
Pano mapapatupad ang mga batas na kontra korapsyon na sila rin mismo ang gumagawa?

krishtianne
09.10.08, 06:44 PM
paano? marami pong paraan kung magkakaisa lamang po tayong mga pinoy ng pananaw sa isat-isa. kailan? ito po ay isang pangmatagalang proseso, tulad din ng ating mga inaawit hindi kagad-agad maayos ang pagkanta, matagal din ang pagsasasnay at pag-aaral saka lang nating maiintindihan ang tunay at dapat na pagkanta.....hehehheheh.

i mean po, there's always hope, as long as we love our country and we do the best for it, may posibilidad na ito'y mabago.............

vic_romero
09.10.09, 09:44 AM
. . .

So---and here's my first suggestion---linisin at ayusin ang sistema ng bidding and procurement sa gobyerno natin.

Bago mag-implement ng proyekto, siguruhing malinis ang pagpo-propose ng mga proyekto, walang daya sa pagbi-bid ng mga contractors, walang lagayan na involved ang mga pulitiko at ang kanilang mga suking contractors, walang nawawala sa perang nakalaan sa proyekto, at siguruhing natutupad ng maayos ang mga kontrata.

. . .

Pangatlo, at related pa rin sa mga naunang puntos---kelangan magkaroon tayo sa Pilipinas ng isang batas at sistema na katulad ng sa America. Yung katumbas ng kanilang Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Marami pa akong ideas, yung iba sobrang controversial, pero hanggand dito muna ako :)

Ang galing, titopao! Una, ang pagbalak at pagtantya ng mga proyekto ay naisakatuparan na ng NEDA. Maliban doon sa mga pagkakataong sumisingit ang Malacanang, lahat ng mga proyekto ay dumadaan sa NEDA, upang balakin (planned) at matantya (estimated). Mayroon na tayong mga alituntunin at paraan (procedures), na kung susundin, ay makakabawas sa kurakot.

Pangalawa, iyan din ang iniisip ko: ang katumbas sa Pilipinas ng Freedom of Information Act sa USA. Maliban sa mga bagay-bagay tungkol sa national security, nakabukas at nakalantad lahat ang mga rekord ng pamahalaan. Maaaring hilingin ng kahit sinong mamamayan ang kopya ng kahit anong rekord ng pamahalaan. Kung mayroon tayo nito, magiging may-pananagutan (responsible) ang ating mga nakaupo sa pamahalaan.

Ang prinsipyong ito ay tinatawag na bukas na pamahalaan o open government. Kailangang maisadambana (enshrined) ito sa Saligang-Batas ng Republika.

Ang dalawang bagay na ito ay magandang simula ng pagbabago at pag-unlad ng bansa.

Patuloy po tayo sa pag-iisip at pagbabahagi ng mga paraang ikawawasto ng kasalukuyang kalagayan. Kung maaari tayong managinip, ano kaya ang magiging kalagayan natin sa taong 2020, sampung taon matapos ang susunod na halalan?

titopao
09.10.09, 10:28 AM
Yung sa FOIA kasi, naisip ko lang na sa States, mas takot mangurakot ang mga nakaupo doon sa puwesto kasi bawat galaw nila nababantayan ng taumbayan. Maski si George W. Bush hindi nakalusot nang lumabas na matagal na pala niyang alam na wala talagang mag nuclear bombs sa Iraq; kung walang FOIA, malamang walang nakadiskubre nito. Hindi sa sinasabi kong ito ang be-all and end-all sa pagsugpo ng korapsyon---nuknukan ng naive ang taong mag-iisip ng ganon---bagkus ay isa itong malakas na sandata na pangsugpo dito.

E sa Pilipinas, ano lang bang mga public records ang mahihiling natin sa ating gobyerno? NSO records, mga records ng kumpanya sa SEC, mga kopya ng mga panukalang batas (at, syempre, mga batas), mga public announcements and...I guess, not much. Di ko rin sigurado kung pati ang annual budget ng gobyerno (i.e. the General Appropriations Act) ay mare-request in advance sa Kongreso kung isa ka lang na ordinaryong mamamayan. Sa ngayon kasi, mas pagbibigyan ka kung ikaw ay media person, pero sa tingin ko mas dapat na tayong lahat na mga nagbabayad ng buwis ay dapat makaalam sa lahat ng ginagawa ng ating mga halal na opisyales. Gaya nga ng nasabi ko, hindi ito ang nag-iisang sandata laban sa korapsyon, pero mas mabuti naman na may alam tayo kesa sa wala. Kesa naman sa pinagbibintangan natin na kinukurakot lang ni Congressman yung buwis natin, pero wala naman tayong pinanghahawakan.

Dapat meron ding mekanismo para parusahan ang mga Congressman na mahilig mag-absent. Pero mag pag-aalinlangan ako kung paano ito gagawin ng maayos, given how...uh....honorable our congressmen are :P


Going to vic' next question: In 2020, nakikita ko na...baka hindi pa umusad ng malaki ang Pilipinas. Pessimistic ako by nature, so given na magiging ganun ang sagot ko...pero para maliwanag kung bakit: ang nakikita ko kasi ay hindi lang sa gobyerno yung kelangang baguhin sa Pilipinas. Lahat tayo maraming dapat baguhin sa kung paano tayo nagmamalasakit sa Pilipinas---kasama na ako doon, kasama na tayong lahat sa BP Online, kasama na ang mga pamilya natin...in other words, lahat ng tao sa Pilipinas. (Kaya's unang-una, tama lang---ngunit hindi sapat---na sabihin lang natin na "dapat baguhin ng gobyerno ang...", kasi hindi lang naman gobyerno ang may problema kung tutuusin.)

Meron akong isang binubuong "mini-thesis" sa isip-isip ko na hindi lang mga konkretong hakbang ang kelangang gawin para umunlad ang Pilipinas. Pati mga pag-uugali natin at maging ang pag-iisip (mentality) at pananaw (outlook) natin kelangang baguhin din. But I'll save that for another post ;)

Kaya't sa ganang akin, hangga't hindi natin binabago at inaalis ang mga mumunting bagay na iyon, mas mahihirapan tayong umusad bilang isang bansa. Oo, maaring magkaroon ng pag-unlad, ngunit sa nakikita ko, baka matagalan pa bago maging ganap ang mabuting pagbabagong hinahangad natin.

Bien
09.10.09, 10:59 AM
maikli lang comment o sagot ko dito...
pag wala ng grabeng "corruption" lalo na sa gobyerno natin ay saka pa lang aahon, susulong at uunlad ang pinas.

@bonnie, hirap talaga mag-isip...hehe. Kaya madaming umaalis ng bansa natin. Consider na madaming talented, innovative at magagaling na pinoy kaso ibang bansa ang nakikinabang.

krishtianne
09.10.09, 11:03 AM
correct sir bien, sayang nga poh eh, kaya lang kung iisipin natin bakit natin kailangang umalis..........? kung mahal natin ang bayan natin may magagawa ba tayo?? meron nga kung kikilos at magtutulungan lang po tayo.......

titipao nice comment, i like it. kung pwede ngalang na sana kahit sa panaginip ay maging maganda ang sitwasyon natin ay ok na, kaso khit panaginip e bangungot pa ang kinakalabasan.......

God titopao, kumandidato kaya para may magmungkahi ngt gusto u mangyaring, we will support u.....
God bless sa inyo po lahat......

titopao
09.10.09, 11:12 AM
@krishtianne: Hahaha...thanks, but no thanks. Never considered running for public office, and will never seek public office. It's just not my cup of tea, and it runs against my personal convictions ;)

krishtianne
09.10.09, 11:17 AM
ganun, why not, u know that we need a person like u who will understand the need of our government, well running in a publi8c office is one move.

though we are on singing career..... pwede kayang daanin na lang sa kanta ang mga yan????????? hhhhehhehehehehh.:)

Coolwaters
09.10.09, 11:40 AM
kung mahal natin ang bayan natin may magagawa ba tayo?? meron nga kung kikilos at magtutulungan lang po tayo.......


Gusto ko ito... Gusto ko rin ang sinabi mong mahabang proseso ang pagbabago... :)

Ganito kasi ang teorya ko at ng nakararami sa isang advocacy group na kinabibilangan ko na naglalayong itaas ang lahing kayumanggi: hindi umuusad ang Pilipinas kasi ang mga taong nasa tamang gulang ay kulang sa pagmamahal sa bansa... If this persists, our country is doomed.

Some things we need to consider:

1. Karamihan sa mga high school graduates gustong maging nurse kasi madaling makapag-abroad (generally, not all)...

2. Maraming mga doctors tayong nagiging nurse sa ibang bansa para lang makalabas ng Pilipinas...

3. Napakaraming engineers ang nangingibang bansa sa paniniwalang other countries have better job opportunities.

4. Marami ang nag-migrate sa paniniwalang hopeless case na ang Pilipinas and other countries could give their family a better future. By declaring this, I may have the ire of some of our fellow onliners here, but I perfectly understand your reasons.

6. Another fact that we need to swallow: most of our professionals here do not pursue higher studies. As a result, we have more workers, and less experts. Kung meron man tayong experts, lumalabas din kasi may mas magandang opportunity sa labas ng bansa... In this aspect, progress is doomed. Why?
a. The educational system is degrading. We have to admit that we are producing more and more of mediocre graduates every year.
b. Domino effect: we keep on electing wrong people at the right office.

We may always say na dapat i-implement ang ganitong laws, measures, etc.... I would say that to make that happen, we should elect the right people into office...

How do we do that if the people who run for office are mostly coming from the same cultural breeding ground of corruption?

Dahil dito, kami ay naniniwala na matagal ang proseso ng pagbabago dahil masyadong matagal nating pinabayaang maging pariwara ang ating kultura...

Change necessitates sacrifices from many. And we cannot sacrifice for someone or for an ideal that we do not know and love....

But we must have hope. Again, we might not experience this in our lifetime but let this be a legacy to our children and our children's children...

vic_romero
09.10.09, 11:55 AM
Ang Pilipinas sa 2020: Isang Pangitain

ANG MGA HALALAN
1. Hindi na bumibili ng boto ang mga kandidato.

2. Hindi na ipinagbibili ng mga botante ang mga boto.

3. Bago halalan, may debate ang mga kandidato tungkol sa mga isyu, maging kandidatong pang-pangulo o kapitan ng baranggay. Ang mga kandidatong pang-pangulo ay may tatlong debate, isa sa Mindanao, isa sa Kabisayaan, isa sa Luzon.


ANG MAG-ANAK
4. Ang bawat pamilya ay nagkaka-anak lamang ng kaya nilang alagaan bilang mga handog ng Diyos. Kaya't wala nang mga batang napapabayaan at lumilibot sa mga lansangan.


ANG EDUKASYON
5. May kindergarten para sa lahat ng mga limang (5) taong gulang na bata--bayad ng estado at sapilitan (compulsory)

6. Bayad ng estado (state-funded) at sapilitan ang pag-aaral mula 6 na taon hanggang 16 na taon.

7. Ang literacy rate ay halos umabot na ng 99%. Bawat tao sa Pilipinas na labing-walong taon o higit pa ay nakakabasa at nakakasulat.

8. Siyamnapung (90) % ng mga mag-aaral sa mataas na paaralan ay nakakatapos ng kurso.


ANG PAMAHALAAN
9. Bukas ang pamahalaan (open government). Bawat miting o aksyon ng pamahalaan ay maaaring daluhan ng mga mamamayan (maliban sa mga miting tungkol sa national security.) Lahat ng mga rekord ay bukas at maaaring hingin at basahin.

10. Maaaring mabilanggo ang mga opisyal pagkatapos nilang maglingkod, kung mapapatunayang sila ay nangurakot o nagnakaw.


ANG KAPALIGIRAN
11. Hindi na nagtatapon ng basura sa mga ilog, lawa o dagat ang mga pabrika at mga mamamayan. Mayroon na namang mga water lily sa Ilog Pasig. Lahat ng mga ilog sa Pilipinas ay napakalinis at maaaring doo'y lumangoy nang ligtas.

12. May moratorium ng isang daang taon ang pagpuputol ng mga kahoy sa mga bundok, upang maibalik ang mga gubat sa mga bundok na nangakalbo. Hindi na nangyayari ang mga landslide o mudslide na gawa ng walang mga punongkahoy na pipigil sa agos ng tubig.

13. May moratorium ng isang daang taon ang pagmimina. Hindi na sinasamantala ng mga mining company ang mga minas at mga nayon na karatig ng mga minas.

14. Ipinagbawal na ng batas ang pag-spray ng mga pesticide s himpapawid. Wala na sa panganib ng sakit ang mga tao sa mga nayong karatig ng mga taniman ng pinya ng Dole at Del Monte sa Bukidnon at Polomolok, Mindanao; gayon din sa mga taniman ng saging sa Negros Occidental.


ANG MGA INVESTMENT
15. Ang mga mayayamang Pilipino-Kastila at Pilipino-Intsik ay sa Pilipinas na nag-iinvest, sa halip na sa ibayong-dagat. Ang mga kayamanang na-invest sa Hong Kong at ibang dako ng Tsina ay nagsiuwian na sa Pilipinas.

16. Nagpatayo ng mga pabrika at mga planta sa iba't-ibang dako ng Pilipinas ang mga investor, at sa gayon ay lumikha ng mga trabaho para sa mga manggagawang Pilipino.


ANG MGA TAO
17. Ibinalik ang mga dating kagandahang-asal na mana ng mga Pilipino: ang kasipagan, pagka-magalang, pagka-mnatipid, pagkawang-gawa, kasipagan, kagandahang-loob, kalinisan, atbp.

. . .

titopao
09.10.09, 12:15 PM
Excellent points, Coolwaters :) I like the feedback. Ako man, hindi ako sang-ayon sa pangingibang-bansa ng mga nurses o kaya ng kahit na anong grupo ng mga manggagawa (depende kung ano yung napapanahon). Mangyari pa, mas dapat pa ngang pinagbawalan ng gobyerno ang pagbubukas ng mga nursing schools sa mga wala naman talagang expertise, experience o means para magtayo ng nursing school (ang mga graduate ng AMA at STI na tamaan nito...ay mangyaring pumunta sa pinakamalapit na clinic o ER para magpagamot ng sugat :P hehehehehe)

Dadagdagan ko lang ang sinabi mo: hindi sapat na umasa lang tayo na kelangang magbago ang gobyerno lang para umunlad ang Pinas. Kung gayon, para tayong mga customer ng gym na nagrereklamo dahil wala namang ginagawa yung trainer nila: lahat na lang ng tao nireklamo kung bakit hindi sya pumapayat pero yung sarili hindi kumikilos, hindi nageexercise at nagdi-diet ng maayos.

We want everything else to be responsible for our own sake...except for ourselves. Unless we learn to become responsible to our selves, for our own actions, we will never mature as people, we will never move forward as a nation.

Medyo me pagka-idealistic itong sinabi ko, pero sa tingin ko hindi naman kelangan na tayong lahat ay gumawa ng malalaking hakbang dito. Maski sa mga maliliit na bagay lang, magsimula tayo. Huwag mag-jaywalking, sumakay lang sa tamang tawiran, sumunod tayo sa pila (bawal ang singit...dagukan ang barker na nagpapasingit ng kakilala :P), maging masunurin sa batas-trapiko. Itapon sa wastong lugar ang basura, huwag magtatapon sa ilog, linisin natin ang ating mga bakuran at mga tahanan. Pumasok ng maaga, magsikap sa trabaho, huwag masyadong maging sabik sa mga holidays. Magbayad ng tamang buwis, mag-report ng krimen sa pulis kahit gaano kaliit o kalaki, bumoto ng tama at isumbong lahat ng mga paglabag sa eleksyon, umattend sa mga public hearings ng mga public utilities at government units (kung maari). At marami pang iba. Mga "no-brainers" ito, kung tutuusin. Unti-unti, marami itong magagawa para sa ating bayan. Lilikha ito ng isang kapaligiran o environment kung saan walang puwang ang korapsyon at ang mababang pagtingin sa ating sarili (as in, bawal ang "p'wede na 'yan"). Kung dumating sa puntong lahat tayo ay maayos ang ating mga sarili, mas lalong mag-iisip ng mabuti ang mga pulitiko bago sila tumakbo.

Higit sa lahat, manindigan at makialam sa nangyayari sa iyong kapaligiran. Ang kawalan ng pakialam, hindi ang korapsyon o palakasan, ang s'yang nag-iisang malakas na dahilan kung bakit nalampasan ni Gloria ang "Hello Garci". Huwag nating bigyan ng lakas ng loob ang mga !@@%$#%@ng pulitiko.

(Lilinawin ko lang: wala talaga akong balak tumakbo sa kahit na anong halalan. Thanks but no thanks, it's not my cup of tea :P )

titopao
09.10.09, 12:24 PM
@vic: Dapat, yung sa literacy test, hindi lang sapat yugn binbilang lang ng gobyerno yung bilang ng nakakapagbasa at nakakapagsulat. Dapat pag pinabasa mo sa kanila ang isang dyaryo o magazine, may kasunod kaagad na reading comprehension test :P hehehe

Bien
09.10.09, 01:47 PM
may power ba tayo or may magagawa ba tayo para umahon, sumulong at umunlad ang pinas? i think yan ang dapat natin itanong sa mga sarili natin, kung kelan ba ay mahabang proseso nga yan at panahon ang ilalaan, ipagdasal na lang natin na maging maayos ang pagpili sa magiging leader/s ng bansa sa 2010..ako mismo, ako ang simula. :)

Bonnie
09.10.09, 09:42 PM
Tama ka Bien at Titopao, sa sarili ko dapat magsimula ang pagbabago, di ko na dapat antaying pang magbago ang iba, dapat makiisa ako sa pagbabago tungo sa ikabubuti ng lahing Pilipino.

sjclc
09.10.10, 04:16 PM
Isa pa. Reklamo tayo nang reklamo, pero hanggang dun na lang. Reklamo. Kung may paraan man, 'yun ay mag-nursing at mangibang bansa. At grabe nga talaga yung pag-iidolo ng kabataan ngayon sa mga bagay na banyaga. (Bilangin mo kung ilang bata sa kalsada ang may saksakan ng laking t-shirt, ball cap na nakatalikod na may tatak na malaki, at gayang gaya ang rap ng mga sikat na gangster. Isama mo na rin yung mga taong naniniwalang kailangan maging astigin ka para magkaron ng boses sa lipunan)

vic_romero
09.10.11, 09:55 AM
Isa pa. Reklamo tayo nang reklamo, pero hanggang dun na lang. Reklamo. Kung may paraan man, 'yun ay mag-nursing at mangibang bansa. At grabe nga talaga yung pag-iidolo ng kabataan ngayon sa mga bagay na banyaga. (Bilangin mo kung ilang bata sa kalsada ang may saksakan ng laking t-shirt, ball cap na nakatalikod na may tatak na malaki, at gayang gaya ang rap ng mga sikat na gangster. Isama mo na rin yung mga taong naniniwalang kailangan maging astigin ka para magkaron ng boses sa lipunan)

Kailangan ng kabataang Pilipino ang idolo o bayani.

Dahil hindi hanga ang mga bata sa mga idolong linikha ng media sa Pilipinas (pelikula, TV, radyo, pahayagan, magasin), sa ibayong dagat tumitingin at nakakatagpo ng idolo.

Tayo ba ay itim? Tayo ba ay puti?
Tayo ay kayumanggi.
Di na alam ng mga kabataan kung sino tayo.
Nakiki-isa sa mga itim o sa mga puti.
Resulta: identity crisis.
Patutunguhan: wala.

Paano magpapanggap na agila ang bibi? Ni hindi makalipad.
Paano magpapanggap na tamaraw ang baboy? Ni hindi makatakbo nang matulin.

Paano magpapanggap na itim o puti ang kayumanggi?

Aksyon: Marami tayong mga idolo o bayani sa ating katutubong kalinangan o kultura.
Mga iyon dapat ang isaharap ng media para makilala ng kabataan at gayahin.

rolandp43
09.10.11, 02:45 PM
share ko lang po sa inyo essay ng isang korean na nag-aaral sa pinas...

MY SHORT ESSAY ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES
Jaeyoun Kim

Filipinos always complain about the corruption in the Philippines.
Do you really think the corruption is the problem of the Philippines?
I do not think so. I strongly believe that the problem is the lack of love for the Philippines.

Let me first talk about my country, Korea .
It might help you understand my point.
After the Korean War, South Korea was one
of the poorest countries in the world.
Koreans had to start from scratch because entire country was
destroyed after the Korean War, and we had no natural resources.

Koreans used to talk about the Philippines , for
Filipinos were very rich in Asia . We envy Filipinos.
Koreans really wanted to be well off like Filipinos.
Many Koreans died of famine. My father & brother also died
because of famine.
Korean government was very corrupt and is still very corrupt beyond your imagination, but Korea was able to develop dramatically because Koreans really did their best for the common good with their heart burning with patriotism.

Koreans did not work just for themselves but also
for their neighborhood and country. Education inspired
young men with the
spirit of patriotism.

40 years ago, President Park took over the
government to reform Korea . He tried to
borrow money from other countries, but it was not possible to get a
loan and attract a foreign investment because the
economic situation of South Korea was so bad. Korea had
only three factories. So, President Park sent many mine
workers and nurses to Germany so that
they could send money to Korea to build a factory.
They had to go through horrible experience.

In 1964, President Park visited Germany to borrow money. Hundred of Koreans in Germany came to the airport to welcome him and cried there as they saw the President Park . They asked to him, "President, when can we be well off?" That was the only question
everyone asked to him. President Park cried with
them and promised them that Korea would be well
off if everyone works hard for Korea , and the
President of Germany got the strong impression on them
and lent money to Korea . So, President Park was
able to build many factories in Korea . He always
asked Koreans to love their country from their heart.

Many Korean scientists and engineers in the USA
came back to Korea to help developing country
because they wanted their country to be well off.
Though they received very small salary, they did their
best for Korea . They always
hoped that their children
would live in well off country.

My parents always brought me to the places where
poor and physically handicapped people live.
They wanted me to understand their life and help them.
I also worked for Catholic Church when I was in the army.
The only thing I learned from Catholic Church was that we
have to love our neighborhood. And, I have loved my
neighborhood. . Have you cried for the
Philippines? I have cried for my country several
times.. I also cried for the Philippines because of so
many poor people. I have been to the New Bilibid
prison. What made me sad in the prison were
the prisoners who do not have any love for their country.
They go to mass and work for Church. They pray everyday.

However, they do not love the Philippines.
I talked to two prisoners at the maximum-security compound,
and both of them said that they would leave the
Philippines right after they are released from the
prison. They said that they would start a new life in other countries and never come back to the Philippines.

Many Koreans have a great love for Korea so that
we were able to share our wealth with our neighborhood.
The owners of factory and company were distributed their
profit to their employees fairly so that employees could
buy what they needed and saved money for the
future and their children.

When I was in Korea , I had a very strong faith and
wanted to be a priest. However, when I came to the
Philippines ,
I completely lost my faith.
I was very confused when I saw many unbelievable
situations in the Philippines . Street kids always make me
sad,
and I see them everyday. The Philippines is the only
Catholic
country in Asia , but there are too many poor people
here..
People go to church every Sunday to pray, but nothing has
been changed.

My parents came to the Philippines last week and
saw this situation. They told me that Korea was much
poorer
than the pr esen t
Philippines when they were young.
They are so sorry that there are so many beggars and street
kids.
When we went to Pasangjan, I forced my parents
to take a boat because it would fun. However,
they were not happy after taking a boat. They said that
they
would not take the boat again because they were sympathized
the
boatmen, for the boatmen were very poor and had a
small frame. Most of people just took a boat and enjoyed
it.

But, my parents did not enjoy it because of love for them.

My mother who has been working for Catholic Church
since I was very young told me that if we just go to
mass without changing ourselves, we are not
Catholic indeed. Faith should come with action.
She added that I have to love Filipinos and do good things
for them because all of us are same and have received a
great
love from God. I want Filipinos to love their
neighborhood and country as much as they love
God
so that the Philippines will be well off..

I am sure that love is the keyword, which Filipinos
should remember. We cannot change the sinful structure at
once.
It should start from person. Love must start in everybody,
in a small scale and have to grow. A lot of
things happen if we open up to love. Let's put away
our prejudices and look at our worries with our new eyes.

I discover that every person is worthy to be
loved. Trust in love, because it makes changes possible.
Love changes you and me.. It changes people, contexts and
relationships. It changes the world. Please love your
neighborhood and country.

Jesus Christ said that whatever we do to others we
do to Him. In the Philippines , there is God for people
who
are abused and abandoned. There is God who is crying for
love.
If you have a child, teach them how to love the
Philippines.

Teach them why they have to love their
neighborhood and country.
You already know that God also will be very happy if you
love others..

That's all I really want to ask you Filipinos.

James 1:5
Isaiah 53:3
Jeremaih 29: 11-14
John 3:16
Eph 3:2

_gitaraboy_
09.10.11, 03:27 PM
@roland very inspiring

dapat mabasa ito ng lahat ng pilipino

pag my love for God,love for country everything follows

i love Philippines!!!:)

Bonnie
09.10.11, 03:42 PM
Buti pa ang ibang nationality, nakikita ang problema ng mga Pilipino, hay naku... Ang Pilipino di alam ang gagawin kung pano magiging maayos ang Pilipinas. Sana napaguusapan na rin lang, makagawa tayo ng hakbang para makatulong sa pagsulong at pagunlad ng Pilipinas.

_gitaraboy_
09.10.11, 04:01 PM
Buti pa ang ibang nationality, nakikita ang problema ng mga Pilipino, hay naku... Ang Pilipino di alam ang gagawin kung pano magiging maayos ang Pilipinas. Sana napaguusapan na rin lang, makagawa tayo ng hakbang para makatulong sa pagsulong at pagunlad ng Pilipinas.

parang chess yan mas magaling pa ang miron kesa nglalaro mas nakikita kasi nila yung mali,
umpisahan natin ang pagmamahal sa bayan

rolandp43
09.10.11, 06:47 PM
siguro naman po, kahit na nandito ako sa ibang lugar, hindi naman po ibig sabihin na hindi ko mahal ang sarili kong bayan...:heart:

sana nga, laging isapuso ng bawat pilipino ang pagmamahal sa bayan...

problema ng pilipinas

eto lang ang solusyon...

Pagmamahal sa bayang Pilipinas!!!:heart:

_gitaraboy_
09.10.11, 07:27 PM
@roland

marami tayong nasa ibang bansa ang mhal ang pilipinas
kaya nga rin tayo lumuas para maktulong din kahit pano sa ekonomiya ng pinas eh through remittances

rolandp43
09.10.11, 07:49 PM
ganun nga po...kaya po imbes na umangal at kontrahin ang gobyerno, kailangang magsumikap tayo...

kasi palage nating naririnig, walang naman nangyayari kahit sino po ang pangulo, pero sa atin, merong mangyayari, kung gugustuhin lang sana natin...

kung gustong mangarap, dapat ngayon pa lang gawin na natin ang mga paraan para maabot ito...

mahirap ang buhay, oo yan ang ginusto eh, pero kung gustong umunlad, dapat umpisahan na...sa ating sarili para sa mahal sa bahay at para sa bayan...

sjclc
09.10.11, 09:07 PM
share ko lang po sa inyo essay ng isang korean na nag-aaral sa pinas...

MY SHORT ESSAY ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES
Jaeyoun Kim



Di ko na niquote yung buo dahil mahaba. This is a response to that essay made a year ago by a teacher. Para lang patunayan na sa lahat ng bagay may parteng tama at may parteng mali, kahit na sa response na ito.

Ipopost ko na lang yung link para kahit papano hindi ako magcontribute sa pagbura ng original source ng sulat na 'to. (Sa dami nung nagpaste ng buong essay na yan sa forums/websites/blogs eh hindi ko na matrace yung original source, kaya link na lang ipopost ko)

http://jammygrl08.blogspot.com/2008/08/my-response-to-jaeyoun-kims-essay.html

Coolwaters
09.10.11, 11:45 PM
hmmmm.... I also don't find this teacher's response as consistent... will post a longer response tomorrow... napadaan lang eh...

Bonnie
09.10.12, 12:39 AM
Antay ko rin ang response ni Titopao, cge coolwaters, tingnan ko rin ang pananaw mo about this....

rolandp43
09.10.12, 10:29 PM
THE ONLY HOPE FOR THE PHILIPPINES

by Father James Reuter, S.J..

By her own admission, GMA (Gloria Macapagal Arroyo) rightfully assessed that over the last decades; our republic has become one of the weakest, steadily left behind by its more progressive neighbors. Forty years ago, we were only second to Japan in economic stature, and way ahead of Singapore , Hong Kong , Malaysia and Thailand . Today, at our present growth rate, it will take us 30 years to get to where Thailand is.

1. A population of 160 million;
2. Of those, 70 to 90 million (equivalent to our current population) will live below the poverty line;
3. Our national debt is estimated to be at US$200B (compared to US$28B when Marcos fled and US$53B today);
4. We will be competing, not against Thailand or even Vietnam, but against Bangladesh;
5. We will be the most corrupt nation in Asia , if not in the world (we're already ranked 11th most corrupt nation by Transparency International)

The signs are clear. Our nation is headed towards an irreversible
path of economic decline and moral decadence. It is not for lack of
effort. We've seen many men and women of integrity in and out of
government, NGOs, church groups and people's organization devote
themselves to the task of nation-building, often times against
insurmountable odds.

But not even two people's revolutions, bloodless as they may be,
have made a dent in reversing this trend. At best, we have moved one
step forward, but three steps backward.

We need a force far greater than our collective efforts, as a
people, can ever hope to muster. It is time to move the battle to
the spiritual realm. It is time to claim God's promise of healing of
the land for His people. It's time to gather God's people on its
knees to pray for the economic recovery and moral reformation of our
nation.

Is prayer really the answer? Before you dismiss this as just another
rambling of a religious fanatic, I'd like you to consider some
lessons we can glean from history.

England 's ascendancy to world power was preceded by the Reformation, a spiritual revival fueled by intense prayers.

The early American settlers built the foundation that would make it
the most powerful nation today - a strong faith in God and a
disciplined prayer life. Throughout its history, and especially at
its major turning points, waves of revival and prayer movement swept
across the land.

In recent times, we see Korea as a nation experiencing revival and
in the process producing the largest Christian church in the world
today, led by Rev. Paul Yongi Cho. No wonder it has emerged as a
strong nation when other economies around it are faltering.

Even from a purely secular viewpoint, it makes a lot of sense. For
if there is genuine humbling and seeking of God through prayer,
moral reformation necessarily follows. And this, in turn, will lead
to general prosperity. YES, we believe prayer can make a difference.
It's our only hope.

Today, we launch this e-mail brigade to inform Filipinos from all
over the world to pray, as a people, for the economic recovery and
moral reformation of our nation. We do not ask for much. We only ask
for 5 minutes of your time in a day to forward this e-mail to your
close friends and relatives.

This is the kind of unity which can make a big difference. Of
course, if you feel strongly, as I do, about the power of prayer,
you can be more involved by starting your own prayer group or prayer
center.

We have tried people power twice; in both cases, it fell short.
Maybe it's time to try prayer power. God never fails. Is there hope?
Yes! We can rely on God's promise, but we have to do our part. If we
humble ourselves and pray as a people, God will heal our land. By
God's grace, we may yet see a better future for our children.

'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 will I
hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sins, and will heal their
land.' (2 Chronicles 7:14)

If you care for your children and grandchildren.

Please pass this on.

Let us not just abandon the Philippines .

Coolwaters
09.10.13, 12:01 PM
This is a long post, but I do hope you will have the patience to read my opinion... :)


Love of Country and Reaction to the Teacher's Response to the Korean Letter

With this response, I may earn the ire of those of you who are working and living abroad, those who have relatives who work abroad, and those who are in the process of working abroad...

Let me re-iterate that I perfectly understand your position, and I do not demean our migrant workers who help to keep our economy afloat. It is to them we have greater gratitude.

In my previous post, I have stated that to be able to gain change for a better country, it will entail a certain amount of sacrifice.

True love of country involves self-sacrifice.

And so, to be like a Thomasian in thought, let us try to get hold of the abstract concept of "love of country". Perhaps, there is no other poignant reference to this concept than the one written by Andres Bonifacio:

Aling pag-ibig pa ang hihigit kaya
Sa pagkadalisay at pagkadakila
Gaya ng pag-ibig sa Tinubuang lupa?
Aling pag-ibig pa? Wala na nga, wala.

...

Walang mahalagang hindi inihandog
Ng may pusong mahal sa Bayang nagkupkop,
Dugo, yaman, dunong, katiisa't pagod,
Buhay ma'y abuting magkalagut-lagot.

Love of country for this hero is the greatest.

We believe it is this same love of country that is being asked of us. Of course our responses will all be different.

Many of our teachers, doctors, nurses, engineers and many other professionals have gone out of the country to look for work. While it is to them we owe our gratitude for our barely floating economy, I would like to take courage, WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, to ask categorically whether they have gone out of the country to look for work for their families or for the country...

I tend to believe all of them will answer the former...

I am NOT saying it is a bad choice. Whichever choice is noble, but with different consequences.

And so, here we are now in terms of human skills export:

- A yearly average of around 880,000 Filipinos pursue employment out of the country. They’re laying pipelines in Siberia, mining diamonds in Angola and sailing ships in all the world’s oceans. They maintain and clean thousands of homes a day from Hong Kong to Dubai to London; Bahrain’s prime minister employs some 50 Filipinos in his own household (Source: Philippines: Workers for the World, Newsweek, Oct.4, 2006)

- The Philippines is currently the world’s leading exporter of nurses, with 164,000 or 85% of the country’s trained nurses are working abroad, with doctors becoming nurses
- About 200 hospitals have recently closed down (source tf: 2006) across the country because of a lack of doctors and nurses with another 800 hospitals considered to be “partially closed” due to the lack of qualified health personnel
(Source: http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/HF20Ae04.html)

Statistical correlation may not be able to prove this but, after years and years of brain drain, here we are now:

- In 2006, only 6 out of every 1,000 Grade Six elementary graduate students are prepared to enter high school.
- Only 2 out of every 100 Fourth Year high school students are fit to enter college.
- Only 19 out of every 100 public school teachers have confidence and competence to teach English
- 81% of Public School Teachers failed to earn a score of 75 percent or higher in the SAT for English.
- The Philippines is No. 41 in Science and No. 42 in Mathematics among 45 countries.
(Source: http://qc.indymedia.org/news/2006/06/7391.php)

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The data presented above is from 2006. Since there was no drastic action to put a stop-gap to this, it is logical that now in 2009, we are in a much worse case.

With this data, there is really no need for us to be surprised of a darker future. All the tell-tale signs are already prevalent.

Read again the letter of the Korean and the teacher's response. And read again the facts stated above.

Who's making sense?

My reaction to the teacher's response: I am very much tempted to believe that she might have belonged to the unfortunate outliers who are not equipped to handle English... (Sorry if this is mean, but I honestly believed this after reading her strong words yet grammatically ill-equipped writing...)

Bonnie
09.10.15, 06:55 PM
Coolwater, sa isang banda me tama ka, Marami sa ating mga kababayan ang me abilidad at kapasidad para tumulong at mapaunlad ang Pilipinas kahit di mangibang bansa, pero di mo kasi maialis ang family ties ng Pilipino, dahil na rin sa tindi ng pangangailangan at kahirapan ng sariling pamilya at ng ibang mahal sa buhay kaya napipilitan talagang lumabas para sa banyagang bansa magsilbi at makakuha ng kaunting pag-asang umangat hindi lang ang sariling pamilya kasama na rin ang ibang mga mahal sa buhay tulad ng kanyang mga magulang at kapatid na naiwan sa Pilipinas.

Napakahirap at malaking sakripisyo ang ginagawa ng OFW para lang mangibang bansa at magtrabaho sa bansang banyaga, sa aking pananaw, dahil ito sa pagmamahal nya sa kanyang pamilya, besides, ang pamilya ang pinaka fundamental na pundasyon ng lipunan, sa pamamagitan nito, tinutulungan ng ating mga OFW na umunlad ang kani kanyang pamilya kahit magsakripisyo sya at mapalayo ng matagal na panahon, umahon man lang sa kahirapan ang kanyang mga mahal sa buhay. Napansin ko lang, Minsan mas lalong kawawa ang mga OFW nating nasa ibang bansa dahil kayod dito at kayod doon, pero ang mag pinapadalhan nila dito, nagiging dependent na lang sa kanila at di na nagsisikap na umasenso sa sariling pagsisikap, nagiging tamad ang iba dahil me inaasahan ng perang darating galing sa mga ofw natin. Kaya kadalasan paguwi nila e kailangan na namang mangibang bansa ulit after a month or two kasi di man lang nakapundar ng pagkakakitaan ang mahal nya sa buhay dito. yon kadalasan ang ngyayari. Isang factor yon kaya di umuusad ang ibang pamilya sating bansa, masyadong lax na umasa sa padala ng ating mga OFW, sana matuto ang mga pamilyang narito at nakaka receive ng pera galing sa ating mga OFW, ng sa gayon, pag balik ng mga mahal nating OFW, me pinuntahan ang kanilang paghihirap sa ibang bansa. Yan naman ang pananaw ko..

sjclc
09.10.15, 08:20 PM
Naalala ko tuloy dati yung mga salitang "sumasamba sa piso". 'Di na uso yun, 'di na raw malaki ang piso eh. "Sumasamba sa dolyar" na. Isang napakalaking himala ang mangyayari kung ang lahat ng Pilipino ay mag-iisip ng tama at bilang isang bansa. Masyado kasi tayong preoccupied sa mga bagay na sa totoo lang eh wala namang halaga.

titopao
09.10.16, 11:24 AM
Been meaning to write this reply...medyo mahahaba din ang recent replies, kaya kelangang pag-isipang mabuti ang sagot. But then again, kelangan pa ba 'yun? LOL

(@Bonnie: at kelangan mo pa talagang sabihing iniintay mo ang reply ko? :P)

Pareho kong nabasa ang essay ng Korean exchange student at ng school teacher na Pinay. Sa tingin ko, pareho naman silang may valid points. Just because the teacher made a reply doesn't necessarily mean that the Korean student was wrong; that does not necessarily make his original post wrong. Rather, the blogpost-reply raises issues with the Korean student's way of thinking...but also risks exposing the blogger-teacher's weakness/es as well.

Anong klaseng weakness? Ang nakikita kong common sa kanila ay ang kakitiran ng saklaw (narrow scope) sa kanilang pagbagtas (approach) ng isyu. Hindi ko sila masisisi sa ganong klaseng sagot. Bakit ko nasabi ito?

Ang Koreanong estudyante ay mananatili sa Pinas sa loob ng 4 na taon (at the earliest, kung dito n'ya ni-take ang 1st year ng college at dito s'ya nagtapos). Ang impression ko sa mga napuntahan n'ya sa Pinas ay panay sa mga mahihirap na lugar lang, kasama na ang Bilibid.
Sa tingin ko rin, ang exposure n'ya sa mga Pilipino ay limitado rin sa mga kapwa mag-aaral na baka nagsasabi sa kanya na pagdating ng panahon ay mangingibang bansa rin sila.

Ang schoolteacher naman, sa kabilang banda, ay (gaya nga ng pakiwari ni kumpareng Coolwaters) ay hindi pa nararanasang mangibang bansa. Dahil sa kanyang katayuan sa buhay (siya ay isang guro, remember) maaring isa s'ya sa mga Pilipino na, bagama't hindi mayaman, ay nakakaranas naman ng magandang buhay (relatively speaking).

(Sa ganitong klaseng analysis, pakiramdam ko para akong si Umberto Eco nito a :P hehehe)

Ika nga, sa mata ng isang tsuper, ang bawat pasahero ay pamasahe; buhok naman ang tingin ng barbero sa mga tao; at para sa isang mahirap, lahat ng mayaman (o kaya nga kahit ordinaryong mamamayan na may kaya) ay sakim at maramot. (Those are just metaphors, don't take them too literally or take them out of context :P ) Kung ano ang kinagisnan mo, o kung ano lang yung naabot ng iyong tanaw at karanasan ay gayun din ang magiging tingin mo sa iyong kapaligiran o kinagisnan. Maaapektuhan din nito ang iyong pananaw sa mga problema ng ating bansa, at sa iyong mga haka-haka kung paano ito malulutasan. Nakita ng Koreano ang iba-ibang mukha ng kahirapan sa Pilipinas, ngunit ang kapalit nito ay naiisip nya kaagad na halos lahat ng mga PIlipino ay walang pagmamahal sa sariling bansa. Itinanggi naman ito ng Pilipinang guro na nagsabing mahal naman ng mga Pilipino ang kanilang bansa...at the expense of using very trivial (and not-so-ideal examples) and without providing insights on how to best solve the concerns the Korean student raised.

Marahil ay hindi nila naunawaan na may kakulangan sa perspective ang kanilang mga sanaysan. Na kailangan nilang maunawaan na ang kanilang mga pananaw ukol sa mga problema sa Pilipinas ay isang maliit na bahagi lamang ng isang mas malaking isyung panlipunan...kung kaya't kung ang kanilang pag-unawa sa mas malaking balangkas ng mga bagay-bagay ("greater scheme of things") o kung ang mga naiisip nilang solusyon ay batay lamang sa kanilang personal na karanasan, ito ay kulang. Ito yung essence ng "seeing the forest from the trees": para lubos mong maunawaan ang mga suliranin ng ating bansa, kinakailangang mag-step back ka ng konti (o kaya tanawin ang gubat from 30,000 feet) para mas malaki ang abot ng iyong tanaw. (At kailangan mo ring unawaing mabuti ang kasaysayan. I didn't say memorize names, dates and places: I said, understand history.) Kung hindi, magiging myopic ang pagtingin mo sa mga problema sa Pilipinas (as in, "OK naman sa baranggay namin, kaya maunlad naman siguro ang Pinas". O kaya "Ang daming natutulog sa kalye pag gabi, naghihirap na talaga siguro ang Pilipinas). At sa kasamaang palad, maraming mga tao, maging ang ilang mga komentarista sa d'yaryo, ay ma pagka-myopic (o kaya'y "parochial").


Re 'yung school teacher. I have issues with her just citing athletes as an example of Pinoys who love their countries. Of course, every athlete who joins international competitions are expected to show their love for our country. But does it necessarily follow (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_man) that a great many Filipinos love their country?

Kaya ko nasabi na sobrang trivial yung examples na ginamit n'ya. She could, for example, cited the number of nurses who are still staying behind in the Philippines as a better example.



@rolandp43: Importante pa rin ang dissent para gumana ang isang demokrasya. Isa sa mga guarantees ng kahit na anong democratic society ay ang freedom of expression and, along with it, the freedom of dissent (and protection from persecution...which, unfortunately, is being suppressed by the Arroyo government.)

Isa ito sa mga implied checks and balances ng democratic system. The government is accountable to the people, therefore the people have a right to #1. know what the government is doing for the people's welfare, and #2. tell the government what is it doing wrong. (And of course, the right to propose suggestions for change :P ) Otherwise, kung walang magrereklamo, para mo na ring kinunsinti yung mga pagkakamali ng gobyerno kagaya ng pangungurakot (and unfortunately, maraming tao (IMO) ay hindi vocal sa kanilang pagpapakita ng disapproval sa mga pagkakamali ng gobyerno). Otherwise, kung walang magrereklamo, the democracy that we have fought for might end up being a plutocracy (rule of a few), which was just what happened years after the Marcos administration imposed Martial law ang curtailed the freedom of expression.

Kung tutuusin, ganon din naman ang nangyari noong panahon nila Rizal at Bonifacio. At ganun din kay Ninoy. Ang ipinupukol din ng mga tao sa kanila noon, reklamo kayo ng reklamo pero wala naman kayong magawa. But they missed the point: these guys were doing something! They weren't just talking for no reason: they were talking to raise awareness of social issues to people. Lalo na kung hawak sa leeg ng mapang-aping pamahalaan ang gobyerno, na wala talagang magagawa ang isang tao lang. (Sira-ulo lang ang magtatangkang pabagsakin ang pamahalaang Kastila nang walang back-up na mga armadong tauhan :P ) Minsan kasi, kung wala kang magagawang pagbabago sa nangyayari sa paligid mo, the next best thing to do is to speak up and be heard.

Kaya...you may hate those people who troop to Malacanang every year. But you still have to give them credit for what they do :P

titopao
09.10.20, 05:11 PM
Medyo OT, pero since nabanggit ko ang tungkol dito a few posts back...

Apparently, meron na palang nakahain sa kamara na panukalang-batas tungkol sa mala-FOIA na batas:

Primer/overview - http://www.scribd.com/doc/21330923/Freedom-of-Information-Act-Primer-25-May-09
Senate Bill - http://www.scribd.com/doc/21330925/SB3308-August-19-Proposed-Amendments
Consolidated draft bill - http://www.scribd.com/doc/21330919/Freedom-of-Information-Act-Consolidated-15-May-09

Ayun :P

vic_romero
10.02.07, 09:52 AM
Kumusta po.

I used to ask: "Is there hope for the Philippines?" The optimist will say, "Yes, of course," without supporting the answer with a plausible path forward. The pessimist will say, "No. It's been like this for centuries, so why would anything change?" Neither answer is easy to accept.

Nowadays, instead of this intractable question, I ask: "When will things get better for the Philippines?" This is a more manageable challenge. I've thought long and hard on this one.

Filipinos--as a group and as a nation--will start to realize their potential and bring about great things, as soon as they learn how to face conflict directly, deal with it fairly and honestly, and turn it into something that can benefit everybody involved.

There are thousands of capable Filipino individuals. But the Philippines' problems cannot be solved by individuals. We need for these capable individuals to work TOGETHER. Only with their SYNERGY can our nation move forward. This is why we need to turn our disagreements into cooperation. Filipinos will bring about great things, when they learn how to face conflict, deal with, and turn it into something that benefits all involved.

So, when will things get better for the Philippines?

Here's a concrete action item.

If we develop a curriculum for conflict management and teamwork--I'm not kidding--and start teaching it in next year's first grade class, and continue teaching it to every class every year, until they finish high school, we will start to see results in ten to twelve years. We learn language, math and science. We should learn life and working with others.

If we start next year, we'll see the first results by 2023. The later we start, the later we will see things getting better. If we don't start, the pessimists' answer to my original question will be the right answer.

If we teach a similar, effective class to teachers, priests, nuns, government officials at all levels, civil servants, police officers, and others, so much the better.

If we do this right, it will be more than worth all the effort and the money it would require. It will have lasting beneficial effect.

Let me know what you think. I would appreciate hearing from you.

Malugod na bumabati,

adikted1208
10.02.13, 01:04 PM
Sir! napakaganda po ng sinabi ninyo at I certainly agree.

Basta ang tingin ko rin po kung mababawasan ng mga Pilipino ang crab mentality, sa tingin ko makakatulong ito sa pag-unlad ng Pilipinas. Sa panahon ngayon, instead na isipin nga mga tao kung ano ang makakabuti para sa nakakarami, inuuna pa ang mag-isip at magplano kung paano maipapabagsak ang ibang tao, lalo na kung sa tingin nila ay mas nakaka-angat ito. Sa pulitika, kahit mismong sa simbahan nga ay nangyayari ito.:(

vic_romero
10.05.24, 10:16 AM
Sa dami ng Kristiyanong Pilipino, walâ dapat mahirap sa Pilipinas.

Malî: nagsisimbá, tapos sinásamantalá o inaapí ang kapuwâ-tao.
Tamŕ: nagsisimbá, tapos makatarungan sa--at iginagalang ang karapatan ng--kapuwâ-tao.

Malî: nagsisimbá, tapos nangungurakot o nagnanakaw ng pag-aarě ng taumbayan.
Tamŕ: nagsisimbá, tapos matapat na naglilingkód sa bayan.

ilujian_20
10.05.24, 10:55 AM
Siguro, aahon lang ang Pilipinas sa Oras na mawala lahat ng corrupt na tao sa ating bansa. Siguro?

vic_romero
10.05.25, 01:51 AM
Anó kayâ ang susě sa pag-unawa sa kalagayan ng Pilipinas? Kilalanin at unawain ang mga puwersa o lakás na umiiral—ang mga puwersa ng kasaysayan at kasalukuyan. Itó ang mga puwersa sa likurán ng bawat kilos (o di-pagkilos) o pangyayari. Bakit ba ang mga layunin ng mga may-lupaín o ibáng pag-aarě ang nasusunód? Mas malakás ba ang kaniláng puwersa? Di ba higít na marami ang mga taumbayang walá o maliít ang pag-aarě?

Inertia, Isá. Patuloy na maglálakbáy sa tuwíd na guhit ang isáng bagay na naglálakbáy hanggáng may puwersang pipigil dito. Patuloy na mangúngurakot ang (karamihan, hindî namán lahát ng) mga pulítiko at burókrata sa Pilipinas, hanggáng may puwersang pipigil sa kanilá.

Inertia, Dalawá. Manánatiling nakapahingá ang isáng bagay na nakapahingá, hanggáng may puwersang magtutulák o hihila dito. Patuloy na hindî makíkibahagě ang (karamihan, hindî namán lahát ng) masang Pilipino sa talastasang-bayan at pamamahalŕ ng bansâ, hanggáng may puwersang magtutulák o hihila sa kanilá.

(may susunód pa)

ilujian_20
10.05.25, 09:24 AM
Ewan ko. At ang tanong,uunlad pa kaya ang Pilipinas? ???

ilujian_20
10.05.26, 12:40 PM
Aahon ang Pilipinas kapag nagtino ang lahat ng mga tao.:)

Bien
10.05.26, 02:10 PM
@ilujian20, kasama ka na dun...haha ;D

forces of good versus evil ito, hindi natin alam kung sino ang mananalo, idaan natin sa panalangin at gawa na i think ang pagbabago ay dapat muna na magsimula sa bawat isa sa atin.

so goes the song...man in the mirror.

ilujian_20
10.05.27, 01:45 PM
|Aahon ang Pilipinas kapag naging maunlad ang pag-iisip ng bawat isa at naging mas modernisado tayo. Eh ang tanong, mangyayari pa kaya iyon? ???

miguelito
10.05.27, 11:27 PM
Aahon at uunlad din ang Pilipinas, kelangan lang simulan sa sarili mismo ng bawat pilipino. . .

Kung naniniwala tayong may Diyos, same thing sa pag unlad ng Pilipinas. . . :-)

ilujian_20
10.05.29, 07:11 PM
Hindi ko alam. Kasi,uunlad pa ba ang Pilipinas?

raiza
10.05.30, 10:16 AM
Kapag naging presidente na ko ng pilipinas... :)


mga 2020-2024...maghintay lang....:)

rolandp43
10.05.30, 01:05 PM
meron, kung ang lahat ng Pilipino, magkaroon ng takot sa Diyos!!!

delrene
10.05.31, 03:39 PM
siguro pag nagkaisa na tayong lahat..pati na ang government natin..

Bien
10.05.31, 04:26 PM
ayusin din muna ang trapiko lalo na sa metro manila...ang gulo! walang disiplina ang mga karamihang (hindi naman lahat) drivers ng bus, taxi, jeepney at motorbikers...grrrr!

kaya natalo ang pinas sa hongkong sa pagpapatayo ng disneyland dahil sa pangit na trapik dito sa pinas.

vic_romero
10.06.03, 02:05 AM
meron, kung ang lahat ng Pilipino, magkaroon ng takot sa Diyos!!!

Ilang daang taon nang Kristiyano ang Pilipinas?

Kristiyano nga ba ang karamihan ng Pilipino?

vic_romero
10.06.03, 02:07 AM
Kapag naging presidente na ko ng pilipinas... :)


mga 2020-2024...maghintay lang....:)


Iisang tao lang ang pangulo.
Kahit na isang libo pa ang kaniyang mga pag-uutusan at katulong.

Kaya bang baguhin ang Pilipinas ng isang tao, kahit na gaano siya kagaling, kahusay, kasipag?

vic_romero
10.06.08, 10:41 AM
Panibaguhin ang Pilipinas!
Magpanibago tayo!

yuanbautista
10.06.08, 12:36 PM
Share ko lang....:)


We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. -- Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)


Santa Clara, CA May 27, 2010

The Challenge of a Hundred Days: Believing that Filipinos can End Poverty and Corruption in the Philippines
by Tony Meloto

Note: A new dawn is upon us and the mind of a visionary is never at rest. Tony Meloto (TM) shares with us his reflections and vision
of a new Philippines after the recently concluded national elections. TM started writing this article days ago, in the East Coast, at the
beginning of an 8-city trip across the US. To witness this driven man put his thoughts into words on a blackberry, while sitting, eating,
standing, in between conversations and while walking was simply a sight in itself. He finally finished it while walking at the parking
lot after attending the opening ceremonies of a new Seafood City branch in Milpitas, CA. By the time I dropped him off for the night,
TM had a 2nd revision done, parting with “Fredy I think I’m done.” – Fredy Guevara

Is it possible for Filipinos within my lifetime - I just turned sixty - to unite and raise a great President who can
make us believe that ours can be a strong nation?

I believe we can.

That leader can be President-elect Benigno C. Aquino III. The historic moment can be now.

Hopefully, we don't squander this chance. Time is running out on my generation and I don't want my children
to inherit a country that they cannot be proud of, that will not guaranty them safety and opportunity for a
dignified life.

The first 100 days after June 30 is not just for the new President to prove to us that he can lead but, more
importantly, for all of us to prove to ourselves that we love this country enough to set aside our differences and
interests to help him succeed and finally show the world that we are not too selfish and self-serving. .. and
downright stupid... in the practice of our faith and freedom.

The first 100 days is our test if we can do things differently given this new window of opportunity. We not only
need a good leader but we have to prove to ourselves that we are deserving of a good one.

The new President has feet of clay who has yet to end his nicotine addiction and he will most likely fail us if we
do not give him the strength he needs to overcome his weaknesses. He needs us as we need him to be strong as
a people. Let's try our best not to fail one another. Now that elections are over it is time to come out and
express solidarity with our chosen leader for the good of all by being what we demand him to be.

I deliberately hid from sight in the last election to remain non-partisan and respect the choices of friends with
their multi-colored political loyalties. While I prayed for good leaders I personally knew to win, I kept my
silence... and peace, and waited for winners to be proclaimed, eager to get back to work with those who want to
work with us.

I saw no candidate as adversary or enemy. I engage those who respect our terms of engagement. Anyone
who is a friend of the poor is a friend. Anyone who loves my country is family. I regret the defeat of good
leaders I know, but look forward to working with the victors that I have yet to know. Leadership after all is not
about winning elections or staying in power but about going beyond self-interest and rising above rivalries for a
higher cause, even working with political opponents - call it balimbing or whatever name you like - for the
common good.

To build a strong nation, we must learn to engage everyone, bridge gaps that divide and leverage limited
resources by encouraging those who have, to give more to those who have less.

While we must engage every politician without judgment and without compromise, our cause of nation-building
must transcend politics. Politics is for politicians, nation-building is for everyone - from the highest leader of
the land to the weakest squatter in the poorest slum. It is for ordinary citizens like me to help provide
connectivity to the un-reached, build trust among the wary and give hope to those in despair.
In the first 100 days, let us be a people of faith.

First, it is good to start by having faith in our leader. We must accept him wholeheartedly as the President for
all Filipinos, including those who did not vote for him.

Given the circumstances of his miraculous ascendancy to power, reluctant in the beginning yet resolute with an
overwhelming mandate in the end, we must accept that it is his divine destiny to lead us. If he is God-sent then
we must treasure the gift and provide him all the support and encouragement to build a just and prosperous
nation.

Let us not trivialize the opportunity to start right with our petty politics nor be influenced by ugly cynics who do
not see anything good in this country or in this life. Let us be radical optimists and hope-weavers for a change,
to give our new leader and our country a chance.

It is imperative for those who worked hard for his victory to remain noble and true by not expecting any favors
in return for their efforts. Great leaders are often pulled down by followers who demand their share of power.

Great chances to do great good are spoiled when nobility is exchanged for the spoils of victory. On the other
hand if asked by their leader to do a crucial task, they must also be humble enough to accept.

From our new President, let us demand nothing but faith in himself that he can be faithful to his covenant to
govern with integrity, courage and justice.

From every Filipino, let us also demand nothing less than faith in ourselves that we can transform an entire
nation - slum after slum, barrio after barrio - by transforming ourselves first. Let us not simply depend on the
awesome power of the President and blame everything on him if he fails to deliver. Rather, let us harness the
awesome power of the people, united and committed to do good, to help the President deliver.

Concretely, what can we do?

Start by believing that every Filipino can help, even the poorest among them.

Like the poor in Payatas (Quezon City) who did not sell their votes but even contributed their meager resources
to his campaign or carried his yellow ribbon in their tricycle without getting paid. We must see the poor as a
blessing, not a burden... as assets, not liabilities.

The poor are starting to see him as hope. This was their statement in the last election when they chose
Noynoy. We must therefore help him champion the rising Filipino poor for their hope not to be dashed again.
Help him help them out of extreme poverty and give them middle-class aspirations. That will motivate them to
work and send their children to school. The rejected stones can be the foundation of a strong nation. A true
leader is one who will make this happen.

To usher in a season of hope, we can do many things in the next 100 days.

* Give unproductive land to the squatters.
* Build a home for the homeless.
* Start a business.
* Join a medical mission.
* Plant a tree.
* Send a poor child to school.

The list of good things to do is endless. The list of things to complain about is also endless. Better to walk the
talk than preach and bitch.

To start a period of grace for corruption to end, we can also do many honest things in the 100 days.
* Do not cheat the wife.
* Do not give or accept a bribe.
* Do not rob the poor of just wages.
* Do not pad the expense account.
* Do not cheat in exams.

Again, it is a long list but it always begins with me.

I cannot demand honesty from our government leaders if I cannot be honest myself.

As for me and my household, we will offer the 100 days in simple and sincere service to our poor countrymen.
We will pursue our drive to build sustainable and empowered communities in every barangay in
the country. The Gawad Kalinga People Power Over Poverty campaign we launched in 2004 with Tita Cory
will be a great legacy for the son to continue 6 years later. Continuity is key to development which does not
happen overnight.

Many social initiatives that bloomed during the term of the mother may finally bear fruit and be ripe for harvest
during the term of the son. But they must be willing to work with one another to make things work for the good
of an entire nation.

This is key to the first 100 days. It must send the signal to everyone, starting at the top all the way to the ground,
that the interest of the country is first.

To have impact, it must be supported by those who placed him in the highest office of the land. Imagine the
power of the 14 million Filipinos who voted for Noynoy to lead in being good citizens - obeying traffic rules,
avoid polluting our waterways, staying away from drugs or simply not pissing in public.

We must be first in showing discipline and character in defining our own 100 days. An important statement needs to be made.
The Yellow Power is not just about waging a political campaign to win an election. It is about winning the campaign to build a nation.

This is also true for Filipinos abroad who gave Noynoy a big vote of confidence. They must have enough
confidence in him to match this with action. They can visit, volunteer, remit, donate or invest or whatever they
can do for the country's benefit - things they have been doing before, but must now do so, more than ever. Most
importantly, they must herald the advent of hope for a beloved Mother-land and the emergence of the Global
Filipino who will no longer allow himself to be defined by poverty and corruption.

I'm writing this piece at 4 am in Washington DC on the third leg of an eight city tour to rally Filipinos in
America through GK USA to build our Filipino Dream in this new springtime of hope with our People Power
President.

For this to happen, this must be clear to me. Noynoy is no longer just the son of a great mother and father; he is
now my President who deserves his shot at greatness with every Filipino's support and prayers.

Pardon the musings of a senior citizen who is tired of waiting for the right leader to come. This time I cannot
afford to fail. I owe it to my six grandchildren and those who are still to come to give my all to make my new
President the right one, for them and every Filipino to have a future full of grace in this cherished Pearl of the
East.

Before I sleep let me end this with a prayer.

Dear GOD, bless us with a leader who will be bold, able and true and grant us the faith to believe that the Filipino's time
to shine has come, that the Philippines is finally treasured as a precious gift... from YOU. Amen.

vic_romero
10.06.09, 10:21 PM
Bahalŕ silá
By Vic Romero
6/9/2010


"Bahalŕ silá." is a symptom of the "Kayó na lang." attitude.
"Bakit akó sasali diyán? Baká pa akó mapahamák."
"Walá akong pakí."

The 94 million Filipinos are not really a nation.
Not yet.
They are like folks traveling on a huge balangay.
Some of the individuals are related.
On the average, each individual is related to one hundred people.
He/she does not know or is related to the rest.
There are approximately 1 million such groups.
The individuals within a group care for each other.
They don't care for the others outside their group.
They all just happen to be in the same boat.
They don't care.
Little do they know that if the boat sinks, they all sink.
That is the Philippines.

This attitude is a thousand years old.
Very hard to change.
Somehow we learned it from our parents.
Somehow they learned it from our grandparents.
Somehow we are passing it on to our children.
Somehow we need to stop.

Why should we care?
Because we are all in the same boat.
And it is sinking.
Several million have already left the boat.
Lots of Koreans, Taiwanese and Japanese recently came on board the balangay,
bringing their own life jackets and life boats with them.
They can get on and get off whenever they like.
Most of the original Filipino passengers have no life jackets or life boats.
They have nowhere else or the means to go.

How can we not care?

JR Medina
10.09.02, 01:42 PM
Is it possible? Uunlad pa ba ang Pinas in the first place?

Think of the thousands of Filipinos who flee their homeland to greener land. At the back of their minds, and I am sure you will all agree, they are studying certain things: "I will not throw garbage just anywhere." "I will follow traffic signs." "I will not do petty crimes."

Ang ating mga OFW, bago pa sila umalis, nag-aaral pa sila sa mga batas sa ibang bansa na pupuntahan nila. Generally, they become far better disciplined people abroad than they ever will be here.

Thus, we should all stop being hopeless. Otherwise, how can we explain the new culture of discipline of Pinoys who go abroad?

Now how do we apply it here? Culture is learned. I read somewhere that for the Filipinos to really change, there must be a sudden and total renewal of how we look at things, how we understand them, how we deal with them, how we respond to them, how we assess them. This demands a cultural change.

Killing everybody older than ten years old is the fastest way to do so. If kids would have no elders to teach them that "You can park just about anywhere if it is convenient for you to do so," then they would be more free to go about finding ways on how to deal with life's various situations.

Therefore, is eliminating a whole generation the best way so that the new generation of Filipinos would be disciplined?

Not necessarily. The new generation could easily be like the pigs in Orville's Animal Farm--becoming the new leaders, but slowly just as corrupt and as oppressive as the old ones.

What then do we need? What do we not need? The socio-economic development of a nation depends a lot on the quality of education of each generation. We do not need new leaders. We need good teachers so that our children will grow up to learn and live in a culture of excellence. We do not need teachers who are mediocre or simple minded. We need education that is truly civic minded. Unless we are truly physically sick or disabled, we do not need dole-outs. We need discipline and drive for excellence. Teach our children those.

michaela
10.09.10, 05:13 PM
I guess in the balance of things, we strive for one ideal and miss out on others. It is my understanding that Pres. Noy appointed many of his Cabinet based on his belief in their being un-corrupt (is that a word?). For that matter, Pres. Noy himself was voted into office based on the belief that he is in fact, not corrupt. But in going to the extreme -- to get away from that still unindicted criminal, Gloria Arroyo -- we failed to take into consideration that the Philippine story for these times isn't just about Good versus Evil anymore. It is about who is competent and capable. Goodness is only part of the package. Leadership, expertise, a working knowledge of the ways of government and its systems are all necessary qualifications for the people who must take up the reins. You know whats even sadder? Its that during these times, even the perception of goodness and incorruptibility is stained. Incompetence, in times like these can equate to criminal negligence.

Problema ng bureaucracy ay pecking order. Walang umaamin sa pagkakasala o pagkaka mali. Kaya kahit na incompetent, aamin ba? Masisira ang "dignidad".Marami nang hagupit ang natamasa ng administrasyong ito. Siguro naman lesson na ito sa kanila para harapin ang mga batikos at tamaan ang dapat tamaan.

What's happening in our country is so serious that partisanship should be set aside. What is worth picking up from the past administration should be seriously taken up by the new dispensation. Don't reinvent the wheels. sadly and generally, everything we Filipinos do is reactionary. Everybody has something to say now and grandstands and accountability is thrown back and forth like a ball, but the problem is nobody says the "buck stops with me" like Truman. Our standards are way below international standards, but nobody wants to admit that because the problem with us is we think too much of ourselves,

our leaders (don't know yet about PNoy) act and primp like we are at par with the big fishes. We are not. We are not even big fishes in Asia. They said that they did give their best, that's true, because our best is just that. Hanggang dun lang talaga ang kaya eh. This is just a big deal only because our standards were exposed to an international audience at talagang nakakahiya. Otherwise, we live with these kind of standards everyday, with all our government agencies, with the standards of our roads, our schools, our healthcare, our technology, etc, and we have accepted it as our way of life, buhay Pinoy. Ewan ko kung magiging wake-up call ito for all of us.

We have to demand more of our leaders and public officials. We Filipinos are too soft. We let them off the hook too easily. We have to demand accountability and responsibility. We have to set a high standard for them. RESULT should be the overriding criterion for all. No ifs, no buts, no excuses. If they can't deliver ( for reason of negligence, incompetence, or whatever) they should be asked to resign or should be fired. But we the people, individually or collectively, should and must also step up to the plate, demand the same from and of ourselves. That way can move forward and upward. It takes two tango, as they say.

ilujian_20
10.09.26, 09:51 AM
Siguro, sa 3000 na aahon ang Philippines.

tuningspork
11.02.06, 04:10 PM
Well, mahaba-habang usapan 'yan. Hehe.

Kailangan muna natin ay magkaroon ng sense of identity. Sense of being Filipino.

Unang issue: papaano tayo magkakaroon niyan kung kabi-kabilaan ang bombardment sa atin ng sarili nating media ng foreign influences? Halimbawa, tinatadtad yung kabataan ngayon ng KPop. Abnormal ata ang mga kabataang Pinoy ngayon na walang alam na kahit isang buo (o parte) ng isang KPop song.

Isa pa, sa mga balita sa TV tungkol sa showbiz, halimbawa, hinding-hindi mawawala ang Hollywood news bagaman kalahati ng mundo ang layo natin sa lugar na 'yun. Kung mayroong mga balita naman sa local showbiz scene, may overtones ng panggagaya sa Hollywood ang Pinoy showbiz.

Kung sa music lang din ang usapan, wala akong gaanong naririnig na balita tungkol sa mga tumutugtog ng kulintang or ng ethnic instruments. Sa katunayan, ang tingin pa nga ng karamihan sa atin sa ethnic music ay exotica (or maybe backward music, music ng mga hindi sibilisado?) e.

Marami pang ibang halimbawa, pero 'yun yung pinakanakikita sa araw-araw na exposure natin sa media.

Ikalawang issue: papaano uunlad ang Pilipinas kung bulok/paatras ang sistema natin sa edukasyon? I think most of us know the plight of basic public education here: more or less 80 people (yata) to one teacher in one class, many classes in one room or open-area courts, among many others. Tapos, ibobombard pa ang students (please correct me if I'm wrong) ng ideas about the existence of a better life in other countries. We say "apple" for "a", and we are being made to know that apples are yummy, when in fact apple trees don't grow in the Philippines (please correct this too if I'm mistaken). Bakit hindi "a for abaca", or "a for atis"? Kasi hindi sosy pakinggan. Another example: "s for snow". Since childhood, I've dreamt of experiencing snow after learning of the existence of such a phenomenon.

There's nothing bad, I guess, with exposing us to Western ideas but overexposing us to a lot of it dilutes our sense of nationality especially if the exposure is done during childhood.

Pagdating sa high school naman, malaki ang pagpapahalaga sa Math, Science, at English. Sa totoo lang, nabo-bore ako sa Filipino classes ko noong elementary at high school. Mas natuwa pa ako sa English noon. Hehe. Anyway, kaya raw ganoon para maging mas globally competitive tayo.

Eventually, 'pag naging mahusay na tayo sa Math, Science, at English, pwedeng-pwede na tayo kumuha ng marketable courses sa college! (Or kung hindi man, pwedeng-pwede magtrabaho as a contact agent sa call centers. No, I don't have issues with call center agents.) Take Engineering for example (I'm studying Engineering din po). Yung college ko po yata yung may pinakamalaking population sa university kasi isa ito sa mga high-paying jobs. Mas malaki ang chance to go abroad. Mas madaling yayaman.

Maraming-marami pang pwedeng idiscuss, pero I'm running late for my choir practice. lol. :P

Sorry mahaba!


value
Hmm, going back to the topic, the people must recognize the urgent need for societal transformation. That we must not be content with what is happening now--I see rising commodity prices, widening social gaps, use of (government) position to gain more power and/or money, deteriorating environment, and neglected cultural heritage inherited from cultural minorities.

The people must not always blame the government for their plight (though I must admit that the government is sometimes to blame). Reciprocally, the government must keep the people's interest in mind, not theirs and especially not the interest of other countries, which is almost usually the case. In that mutual cycle of trust, something good might even be born. :)

So armed with the wisdom we've gained from the rich tapestries of our kasaysayan (note "saysay", or the essence of existence in the word) to make an informed foresight, plus a mindset of positive change for the betterment of the generations to come, and, most especially, the teachings of the Word of God, I conclude and believe that there is still hope for the flowers. ;)

ilujian_20
11.02.07, 06:55 PM
aahon ang pinas sa oras na maayos ang gobyerno at maging disiplina ang mga tao.

vanred007
11.06.17, 04:16 PM
very idealistic, but very hard to achieve. =)