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:
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!
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:
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.
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:
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!
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:
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.
The Philippines was once a victim of Political Propaganda in 1986 when a great leader was toppled amidst media persecutions over human rights violations that are left unfounded. Since then, these propagandists never wasted time in continuing their dirty work to amass more money and power. The news releases that the Philippine economy is better than ever is a hoax. The international media and overseas Filipinos can attest to that simply because they are bearing some burdens of their families back home. Nobody deserves to live like this story in the Philippines (and all they got is a “band aid” help):
To my family, friends and the general public who cannot quite understand where I am coming from, please grant me my rights to justify my existence as a Filipino. Every time I hear such stories in the daily news, I am renewing my vow to do something about it in my own simple way – like documenting the sufferings of the less fortunate and urging the people in power to make a difference or let others do the responsibilities if they can’t. This I can do only in using my capacity as a Filipino blogger. I just can’t bear sleeping in a comfortable bed with a hot breakfast waiting when I awake – thinking that others are sleeping on the streets with an empty stomach. Please ignore this if you don’t like it but if you do, kindly join me in my quest in whatever way you can!