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Bongbong Marcos’ Remarks on Filipino Women and Children this Christmas

By: Elena Grace Flores

It is not surprising that this Christmas, Bongbong Marcos prioritizes their medical missions, particularly in Ermita and Tondo. His mother is a champion in providing health facilities for Filipinos during his father’s regime. As these happen, Miss Philippines, Catriona Gray becomes Miss Universe. Marcos justifies this by saying that Filipino women are indeed the most beautiful, intelligent, and the best character-wise in the universe. He, however, urges public servants to pay a lot more attention to the plight of the unfortunate children. z

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Children Deserve Better

Marcos explains: I spent an early Christmas with children in Manila this week. Amidst all the fun, I couldn’t help but realize that there’s still so much more we can do to improve the lives of these less fortunate children. Next year, let’s work on giving them more than just a party. He said this after realizing that most of these children do not have a house that they can call their home. No one takes care of them and gives them Christmas gifts.

Catriona Gray’s Silver Lining Advocacy

Gray visits the Young Focus Foundation Child Care Center in Balut, Tondo. and holds a feeding program for the children. It is a non-government organization that operates since 2008, starting with the children in Smokey Mountain. Believing that education is the most powerful tool to overcome poverty, the foundation had set up several pre-schools in Tondo. The beauty queen even joins in the classes. Her favorite is story time where she sits in with the children. She also works to help renovate the pre-school so that it could take in more children from the surrounding communities.

Christmas Learning

Gray refers to the kids in this Foundation in Tondo when she was asked of the most important lesson she has learned in life during the recent Miss Universe pageant. “I work a lot in the slums of Tondo, Manila and the life there is poor and it’s very sad. And I have always taught myself to look for the beauty in it; to look for beauty in the faces of the children and to be grateful,” she answered. “And I will bring this aspect as a Miss Universe, to see situations with a silver lining. And to assess where I could give something, where I could provide something like a spokesperson. And if I can teach people to be grateful, we can have an amazing world where negativity cannot grow and prosper, and children will have smiles on their faces.”

Smile on the Children’s Faces

Like Gray, Marcos also believes in gift giving. It is essential to make them feel the spirit of Christmas through these gifts given during a Christmas Party. The smile of the children and the warmth they felt during these occasions after a little act of kindness is indeed the real joy.

He can do More

Marcos vows to do more than just the projects he has been doing already to make this sector of society happier next year. He made no mention of the VP electoral protest that gets really quiet during the holidays. He can only insinuate that when he is in the position, he can do more to alleviate poverty. Perhaps a government effort that can directly give a decent life to the indigents. Just like his mother’s housing projects.

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Love is Nothing when the Subject is Dead

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
We all die regardless of our status but sometimes many parents end up being so cruel in protecting their children – not knowing that they could scar them for life. This video shows a protective father that hindered the love affair of his daughter for obvious reasons. However, when the lover got killed while protecting her – there’s nothing a father could do to pacify her:

A heart touching Love story that would make you cry!

Posted at YouTube by: Rhob Sanchez

Parents must guide their children to the right path but still, their lives do not belong to their father and mother only. They have to grow up and find their own purpose. So, if they fall while soul searching – the parents can only give advices and support to help them stand up again but never control their choices and direction because fate does not belong to anyone in this world. You do not want to be the reason of your loved ones grief for life, right?

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Kevin Garnett’s Cursing on Court is a Bad Example

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
People young and old are looking up to famous athletes and often they become role models to the youngsters. Although, there’s always an exception to the rules – like this video that went viral over Youtube. Here, commentators are describing Kevin Garnett’s alleged cursing that made a child cover his younger brother’s ears:

Older Brother Rescues Younger Brother From Kevin Garnett’s Bark

Posted at YouTube by: TheBrooklynGame 

In the spirit of sportsmanship, Kevin Garnett’s cursing on court is definitely a bad example but in fairness to him, the alleged bad words were not heard over the video’s audio. Nevertheless, this only shows that children who are taught good manners at an early age are consistent whether inside the home or somewhere else. Good values do start from home! Great tips for parents.

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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.

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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They Don’t Know any Better – Philippine Disasters

By: Elena Grace Flores

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.

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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