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Poverty Contributed to Philippine Disasters

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Provinces and regions of the Philippines
Provinces and regions of the Philippines (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Due to the powerful effects of social media, media propaganda cannot anymore cover the widespread poverty in the Philippines. As you travel around, just look beyond street walls, under the bridges and hidden dwellings. This can just be a short walk from where you are. If robbery or other crimes are rampant in one area, this can only mean that many poor and desperate people are living there. This can be clearly seen through calamity aftermath. Know the reasons why Philippines is a disaster prone country:

5 Reasons the Philippines Is So Disaster Prone

By: Dan Vergano

The unofficial death toll for Super Typhoon Haiyan is expected to exceed 10,000 people in the Philippines, but the country is no stranger to catastrophic natural disasters.

From earthquakes to volcanic eruptions to previous super typhoons, death tolls following cataclysmic events in the Philippines tend to be high. Here are 5 reasons why: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/11/131111-philippines-dangers-haiyan-yolanda-death-toll-rises/

 

If there’s no substantial remedies in empowering people who don’t know any better in terms of livelihood, it’s just a matter of time that those who have nothing will loot those who have. Yes, Filipinos are very strong when it comes to trials but this strength can also work against us when we are already competing for the needed resources. It is a must to work not just to eat in a daily basis but to gain financial stability in life!

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Bea Santiago’s Miss International 2013 Winning Speech

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
It took such intensified typhoon for the world to reach out to the Philippines after the aftermath of typhoon Yolanda. Despite of the  tragic deaths, hunger and agony of the affected Filipinos, there’s a beauty queen that cannot be toppled despite the powerful blow. Instead, she inspired all nations to be there for each other in times of need for hope will always exist when we all help each other. Watch closely and be proud of Miss International 2013:

Winning Speech of Bea Santiago in Miss International 2013


Posted at YouTube by: Rommel Laguidao

Bea Santiago like any other Philippine candidates in major beauty pageants was already one of the favorites to become Miss International 2013. In fact, she was predicted to be the first runner up. Well, she is deserving to finally get the crown after her winning speech. What she’s saying is just very timely, heartfelt and genuine. Hear her out and do your part!

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The Stand of Pope Francis

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Pope Francis Portrait Painting
Pope Francis Portrait Painting (Photo credit: faithmouse)

People are so judgmental when others don’t share their principles. This time, it’s the Pope already who says that many Marxists are good people so, you do not have to be a Roman Catholic to follow the examples of Jesus Christ – which is true. Pope Francis is indeed a character and he will speak his mind based on what his heart dictates. Read this:

Pope Francis gives gifts to Rome’s poor as he denies he is a Marxist

By: Josephine McKenna

Pope Francis will celebrate his first Christmas as pontiff this year by giving personal gifts to the poor of Rome.

The Vatican has announced that 2,000 envelopes containing free publictransport tickets and telephone cards will be distributed in the Italian capital in the next few days by nuns from the order of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who serve meals to the poor and the homeless. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/the-pope/10518837/Pope-Francis-gives-gifts-to-Romes-poor-as-he-denies-he-is-a-Marxist.html


Controversial practices in the Catholic church like divorcees cannot take communion have to be finalized yet after the cardinals present their recommendations to Pope Francis. This only  proves to show that even if the Pope is a strong-willed person, he is fair in considering the inputs of his team members. This is already a good example not only for Catholics but also to all organizations religious or not.

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Puppy in Lieu of an Engagement Ring?


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Puppy!
Puppy! (Photo credit: pretendtious)

Dog lovers will be thrilled to get engaged with another dog lover – using of course a puppy that symbolizes their love bind! Others would say that this is a stupid idea because a puppy is not a gift. It has to be nurtured – but so as love and relationships, right? Before getting into arguments, find out the 13 reasons why an engagement puppy is better than an engagement ring:

13 Reasons an Engagement Puppy Is Better Than an Engagement Ring

By:  Rachel W. Miller

We recently shared the top trends we’re hoping to see this engagement season; one of those was unique engagement gifts that aren’t necessarily rings. Like, say, an engagement puppy. Then I received the best picture and story from a friend of mine. http://lover.ly/read/wedding-planning/engagement-puppy-unique-engagement-proposal-ideas?utm_source=shine12-13-13puppies&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=shine12-13-13puppies


Taking care of a puppy together is actually a good test if the marriage will survive. You can never fake it with a pet. It can smell your intentions and affection. Getting an engagement pet if you’re not sure if your partner can tolerate your love for the animal is actually a good idea. Just make sure that if the pet will be tossed out together with you – that you will take the responsibility in taking care of it alone!

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They Don’t Know any Better – Philippine Disasters


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By: Elena Grace Flores

Poverty
Poverty (Photo credit: carlaarena)

There’s no one that I know of who did not do any helping for such highly publicized disasters in the Philippines. Everyone are doing something their own way to alleviate the sufferings of others but this is not enough. Despite the rising GDP statistics, the smell and sights of poverty are hard to ignore. If you haven’t noticed, click into Leoniza Morales’ Poverty Matters blog. As we all know, most of us can only afford to spare some relief donations or temporary solutions to the immediate problems. It was a blessing knowing what other sectors are doing to hopefully formulate a long-term solution to poverty. Read this:

Success is for those who want it most

By: Joey Concepcion 

Christmas is fast approaching, and in a few days this year will end.  I must say that contrary to earlier expectations, it has been a very difficult year for many of our countrymen especially those hit by quite a number of calamities. While we always try to look at the bright side, it is but a reality to deal with the present challenges and help each other recover from the emotional and physical traumas brought about by these disasters. We see the outpouring of support to those affected and it is like seeing the spirit of Christmas happening a month earlier. http://www.philstar.com/business/2013/12/12/1267001/success-those-who-want-it-most


Based on their example, it will be necessary to allocate a government branch that can organize or empower groups of people to do the same. However, the leadership for this must be delegated to a government servant with ample authority, undisputed brilliance, effective communication skills, good connections to industries and undeniable sense of duty. Somebody who knows better than anyone else in this field and not fueled by political ambitions – because he or she will be leading a crusade to inspire people in poverty that they can get out of it if only they know better! Better in the sense that opportunities await them if only they will take that first step towards self-empowerment with the help of the government.

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