Tuesday, May 13, 2008

There is Hope in the Philippines

essay : There is always hope in the Philippines. For one thing, there are still people who continue to go the extra mile to preserve our culture -- from people in the movie industry (e.g. makers of "Ploning"), radio stations that showcase great Filipino music like DWFE and DWBR, and institutions like the CCP, PETA, etc.
Also, there are still politicians/movers like Mayor Hagedorn of Palawan who give more importance to the people's welfare than to commercial considerations.
Let us, of course, not forget the ordinary Filipinos, including the OFWs, who continue to plow on so their respective families would live a dignified life. A lot of these OFWs, I believe, still want to go back home and help our country in any way they can.
Furthermore, there are professionals like the doctors who continue to work in even far-flung areas instead of becoming part of the "brain drain" phenomenon in the Philippines. Individual Filipinos continue to stick around because, after all is said and done, there is still no place like home.

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