Sunday, March 29, 2009

Philippines as a Nation Under Dignity's Assault

The Filipinos may somehow have their lapses. I could name a few but what could not take as a lapse is to be treated as a slumdog.

The article written by Chip Tsao on March 27 in a HK magazine denounced the Philippines' claims to the Spratly Islands, which are also claimed in whole or in part by China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Brunei, Malaysia.

He explicitly said, "As a nation of servants, you don't flex your muscles at your master, from where you earn most of your bread and butter."

Tsao said he gave his Filipino maid a "harsh lecture" on the issue and "sternly warned her that if she wants her wages increased next year, she had better tell every one of her compatriots... that the entirety of the Spratly Islands belongs to China."

This man is simply having one superiority symdrome like other nationalities who belittle the underprivileged nations like Philippines. He may be a renowned writer but he is quite poor in integrity and character as a person and as a columnist.

A columnist by all cause must consider both sides and must separate his personal opinions from facts. Degrading others through writing is simply too immature and irresponsible. His words are no different from the ones who are not educated at all. In short, full of words, but short in wisdom.

But like what other Filipino politician said, this must be an eye opener for us. This Spratlys' issue is only one of the things we have to stand for as nation. We must however stand for everything: poverty, corruption, greed, and other ill-causing action which put the country at a more dismal and discouraging state.

I wish while our politicians strongly argue on the statement of this HK columnist, they too shall be proactive in fighting and addressing bigger issues of the country: poverty, peace and order, corruption, education and political crisis among other important things.



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