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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Philippines' Current State: Thinking Aloud

The Philippines is still starting to move on after that devastating flash floods hit Mindanao just few days before Christmas last year that claimed over a thousand of lives including those up to this very day remain missing. Ruthless "Sendong" displaced more than 376,000 people, with victims still taking refuge to makeshift evacuation centers until today while trying to pick up the tiny bits of their broken hearts and shattered dreams with the loss of their loved ones. Just after several days, some provinces of Visayas Region (parts of Leyte and Negros) were again smashed by landslides that caused deaths, damage of properties and brought even more anguish to an already grieving nation. 

Just as the country has learned to force a little smile in its lips, here she is again struck by another natural phenomena that scared the hell out of her people. On Monday, January 6, a strong 6.9 earthquake shook Cebu and Dumaguete (Negros Island) in the Visayas region.  Then starts the heartbreaking count of fatalities (at least 48 people have died, reports say ); missing victims ( reports say 92, 72 of them are buried in separate events of landslides triggered by the quakes); and damage of properties; then starts the grief of an already wretched land. 

These, along with the ongoing impeachment case against Corona, the seemingly endless bickering of the opposing forces in the Philippine government, the continuing impoverished economic situation, peace and order situation in some parts of Mindanao, corruption and more critical issues confront me with this thought: When will these all end? Do we still have a way out? If what they say is true that there is always a rainbow every after the rain falls, when will we ever see it?

My mind is full of perplexities...but then somehow my heart tells me to have hope and faith that these will come to pass.

Hope.

Faith.





  
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22 comments:

  1. This kind of situation will make people remember God. This will end. Let's all have faith.

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  2. Great Post and Thoughts!

    Actually i would like to think that we still have a way out, hoping and wishing for the best but then again the way i see things happening right now, it is those who are "ON POwer" are more likely the one who is always letting us down....

    Ok lets hope for the best and for them to wake UP!

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  3. There is always hope in spite of all these. And Filipinos are so resilient people that we never run out of that positive attitude amidst the troubles and we always have faith that everything will turn out better.

    I am personally hopeful that our country would be better in the years to come.

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  4. yes, keep d faith burning.... thngs dnt need to be uber extrvgnt...little step counts

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  5. i hope our country's situation will be better soon :)

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  6. im dont even have a family to the place which is affected but i always trying to get latest news for my OFW's friends here around the condo and just send them sms for more information of whats happening atleast in my little ways i can help them. xx

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  7. HOnestly, with all the tragedies happening, hindi ko maiwasang isipin yung Mayan prophecy.. :|

    Just keeping the faith na lang. Magulo na ngang talaga ang mundo, hindi lang ang Pilipinas. I'm sure the Filipinos will get through this..

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  8. I love how you end this post... faith and hope, we can just count on that. Maybe, stop asking questions but just accept life as it is... AND be an advocate for a cause! Plant trees! Save our environment! Save our people!

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  9. yeah in times like this, the only thing we can do is hope and pray.... there is nothing impossible with God. Nalampasan na natin napakaraming pagsubok we can move on with this too... all we need is faith.. ;)

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  10. Just keep our faith to God .He has reason for all of this and I know He still protects us no matter what.

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  11. Faith. Hope. Love. We need to have all 3. Without these, we will never rise from anything.

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  12. Just imagine the amount of money those we call politicians in the Senate are wasting in that little game of theirs. Madaming matutulungan yung mga milyones ni Corona na pinagtatalunan nila. Sayang...

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  13. Everything will come to pass. But the words of the Lord won't. All the prophecies mentioned in the Bible will surely come to pass. And the calamities, catastrophes are all the signs of the time that the end of the world is nigh at hand. Let's welcome them by preparing ourselves spiritually.

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  14. I agree with the first commentor.

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  15. We need to keep our faith. Helping those who have been affected by the disaster is one way we can show we care.

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  16. Have faith! Things will work out.

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  17. Keep the faith. Lahat may kadahilanan. Nakikita din naman natin kung gaano katatag ang bawat Pilipino lalo na sa panahon na kagaya nito. Doon nasusubok ang katatagan at pagkakaisa ng bawat isa. And GOD never sleeps. Just pray.

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  18. Hope this is just a test to all the Filipinos. But I am glad to see how our Kababayans are very helpful during the disasters. About politics, I am just hoping we can find a government that will lead the people in a "GOOD" way. :)

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  19. Just like every good or bad situation...these too shall pass.Kaya ng Pinoy yan!

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  20. These phenomenons are reminders that every single thing in this world is temporary. Everything can vanish in a blink of an eye. I think we need to learn to live our lives to the fullest each day. Nothing is constant except change itself.

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  21. though these situation happened.. we are still lucky.. just think the people living in some part of the world that war still doesn't end.. we are very lucky, coz we can still sleep peacefully and blog freely :)

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  22. things may be bad but like what you said, it is best to have hope

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