My dear Philippines when will you rise? I voted for the best leaders but to no avail. Your people were left with no option but to leave you and seek a greener pasture in a foreign land. It pains me when other nations despise you and call you a third world. It breaks my heart when I read travel blogs and figured out that some tourists visit you to get laid and they call your women easy. Your people were anguish when a known author referred your city as a gate of hell.When will you cease being the underdog and when will your leaders learn to fight for your territory and sovereignty? You are beautiful my Pearl of the Orient Seas, I will never halt fighting for you. May your countrymen strive to regain your dignity and may this one soul weep and make a difference.
I feel you!
And may all Filipino be no foreign to their own country. PH is for Pinoys!
thanks @violetexplorer .. May Ph have more advocates like you 🙂
This is a very sad fact. I never lose hope that one day Philippines will come to rise. Nice one!
It really is sad, I’m also hoping that one day it would come. thanks for the insight.
Being concerned of the situation of the Philippines is step 1, we can proceed to step 2, by doing something ourselves ! it doesn’t have to be big time … one of the many things we can do . . . is to EDUCATE people to be RESPONSIBLE! again it doesn’t have to a lot of people, but it will just depend on your capability … how? well, there are many ways … one Ex. NSVI is providing FREE
modern/hi-tech, band-aid only “No Needle/No Scalpel” Vasectomy to men who cannot anymore afford and desire no more additional children. NSV is VOLUNTARY, so only those who are interested after the NSV Orientation.
So, for concerned Filipino citizens, they can help reduce POVERTY in our country by disseminating to marginalized families, OPPORTUNITIES (and options) they may want to avail.
Nice words, sentiment and photo. I hope your wishes come true.
Thanks marc, appreciate it. I never lose hope 🙂
Thank you for liking my post. I truly appreciate what you wrote–the pain you share is deep– and look forward to hearing more so that I can learn of your country.
Thank you Cynthia, I appreciate your empathy. I will post more of beautiful things about my country 🙂
People “seeking a greener pasture in a foreign land” may not necessarily be a purely bad thing. The Filipino Diaspora has both positives and negatives. The trick will be to gradually increase the one and decrease the other, and to harness the existence of the Diaspora for the long-term benefit and development of all Filipinos. Over the years, I’ve met many members of the Diaspora around the world, and they certainly always remain Filipinos at heart. See, for example, http://globalnation.inquirer.net/65347/the-dynamic-of-the-filipino-diaspora
I agree with you Tony and I’ve read your link. Filipino Diaspora is not a bad thing, in fact it is very helpful for the economy because of the remittances from OFWs but of course they need to sacrifice being away from their families.
Hello, thanks for stopping by and liking my post! 🙂
It’s my pleasure to read your wonderful posts.! 🙂
Hi Jona, this is one of the most powerful pieces I have read in a long time. Please bring us more!
thank you for reading’ it franz. Appreciate it.
i hope that you become an instrument to the change..and never leave dear philippines
Thank you for reading about the Servants of Charity. We help with all our efforts to restore dignity to lives we touch in the Philippines. The whole world needs to be reminded of their dignity and beauty as children of God. Than we can start to renew the face of the Philippines and the whole earth.
Very timely for Independence Day.How could we claim to love our motherland if we couldn’t even get our act together?
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Thank you 🙂 I’ve seen your gallery. Amazing
thank you so much
The passion you have for your country and people is contagious. Never lose faith and hope.
Thank you much for the encouragement 🙂 Appreciate it.
Your post has changed the way I view your homeland. Thanks for sharing.
It really felt great to know that 🙂 my country is really beautiful.. 🙂
I love the Philippines!!!
thank you 🙂
I have not visited Philippines yet, but if the people are even half as passionate as your post, then I think I would like to visit your country 🙂
I can’t guarantee that the people are as half as passionate as me but there are lots of beautiful places that my country can offer, you definitely have to visit someday 🙂
I would love to visit there one day. Good luck and hang onto your dreams.
You should 🙂 Thank you so much 🙂
There must be something good about not being visited to much by foreigners – just imagine how much easier it will be to keep our lovely places pristine (if we don’t ruin it ourselves) and not transformed into big touristy places that have been robbed of their soul.
Being called “gate of hell” is hurting but considering the state of the airport, it might be apropos and a good wake-up call. 🙂
Maintaining our country’s beauty relies on us, it’s people. I agree on your last statement, It really is a wake-up call for every Filipinos. We shouldn’t be a crybaby for these issues, we need to open our mind and do something to improve our country in our own simple ways and by that we can also change the way other nations treat us.
Thank you so much for following my blog! Let’s write positive thoughts about our homeland and get that kind of energy around. It’s a beautiful country with even more beautiful people. I truly believe we will get there eventually through people who strive like you do. Like Ghandi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” It really starts with each person. So thank you for your dedication…I’m sure you affect the people around you with your enthusiasm about the Philippines. It’s nice to hear. Agan..thank you for following my blog!! 🙂
All it will take is more people with your attitude, keep up the good fight!
aww..thanks, it means a lot. you have an amazing nature shots 🙂
Reblogged this on Mock My Food.
Thank you for reblogging my post.
Thanks for liking my post. I could see that we are on the same plane. I have been climbing mountains for more than 20 years now. I have seen garbage on top of Mt. Apo, slopes of Mt. Banahaw, Mt. Mayon, Mt. Pulog, Batulao heights and other mountains in our country. I just can’t understand how “nature lovers” afford to leave behind candy wrappers, plastic bottles, tin cans, etc. on their way down. The sight of the beaches littered with garbage all the way from Pasay to Cavite and other coastal areas, breaks my heart, more so with the sight of esteros clogged with man’s refuse. I am a member of Philippine Airlines Mountaineering Club, a pioneering group in promoting respect for nature and original member of the the National Mountaineering Federation of the Philippines. Just share the reminder…”take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, and kill nothing but time”. I hope you will follow me for my blogs on nature, in essays and poetry. Keep up the nice blogs and take care on your way up.
Couldn’t agree more – all power to you! I have never visited, but my husband is a Filipino born and raised in the US. We call our kids Swedipinos! I hope for a visit to your beautiful country soon!
My dear Philippines when will you rise?
Yes… what you have written is true…we are a “country of slaves” as labelled by neighboring countries. Our heritage of a Great Malayan Grandeur is hidden from many of our countrymen…we are a “lost generation” so to speak…but remember that ancient Israel of biblical times was once “slaves ” in the land of the Pharaohs, just as we are today, we are a nation of “laboring slaves” in foreign lands.
When we will rise again ? This will happen only when we as a nation will be united finally in worship of the One True God,.. and He will be among us,.. and be our mighty Savior. Read Zephaniah 3:16-20.
Oh, by the way, I trust that you are cheering for this.