There will always be people - Filipinos and foreigners alike - who will say negative things about our country, and I want you to be prepared for those moments when you will hear about them. “I hate the Philippines,” some of them would say. Now that you’re back in school, where you learn to sing and pledge your love for country every week, you may feel hurt or confused.
Looking at the 300- year-old Philippine map by Fr. Pedro Murillo Velarde which businessman Mel Velarde acquired for P12 million in an auction in London last year, one can see that the Jesuit priest is a great storyteller.
What could be worse than to be born an unwanted girl child with a speech and hearing disability due to an alleged botched abortion and to be disowned by her own family?
In the aftermath of one of the worst massacres in Philippine history, questions were raised on who was responsible for the bungled police operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, which is within Muslim Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) territory.
Anchor baby? It has nothing to do with drunken sailors, or the illegitimate love child of a blonde Fox newsreader and Noli de Castro. No, but you are hearing correctly. The political discourse when it comes to immigration in the U.S. has become all about “anchor babies.”
The world is deep, complex and serious. And news by its nature, is never really “good.”
With President Aquino, what you see is what you get.
In the last two weeks, business groups and two prominent businessmen reminded the Aquino administration to start taking a serious look at the country’s power supply problem to enable the country to gain inclusive growth and industrialization.
IF we really love someone or something for it’s beauty and goodness and not for personal gratification then for sure we will cherish, admire and protect that person or entity from all danger, harm, damage and sickness. We will support and enhance that life and contribute to its growth and well-being. That is love.
One of most important things for a happy meaningful life is to have a goal, a positive purpose that does good for others and for ourselves. It can be helping in the community, volunteering in a Fair Trade shop, supporting in a shelter for the homeless, or raising funds for a worthy cause.