Posted in The Old Life

Disasters and the best and worst of Filipinos

I feel fear kicking in. There is a threat of a new storm — PARMA (Pepeng) who entered the Philippines just yesterday inciting fear and dread amongst our countrymen. We haven’t recovered from Ketsana ( Ondoy) — water is still high in many areas. People have not been reached by relief, people have not been helped. Now comes this, it is as if it is adding salt to a wound, or insult to injury. What the hell is going on here?

Disaster really brings out the BEST and WORST out of people. On one hand, people are giving all out for the victims of ONDOY and now are preparing to help people in case Pepeng whips us again. ( Lord, please no.) People have given a lot, more than enough to share to our less fortunate countrymen – they pooled resources together, volunteered time, money and effort, and gave everything including LOVE and PRAYERS to the people affected by the storm. The true spirit of BAYANIHAN is felt amongst us.

However some EVIL people are taking advantage of the situation. PARTICULARLY THOSE IN THE BUREAU OF CUSTOMS who take away those sent by people from other countries to help the victims and take it for themselves. They delay relief goods, steal, plunder those who have nothing. I am angry and disgusted at the PIGS of society who eat off and take those not for them – instead of helping, they even show their true SELFISH AND GREEDY colors. I know it is wrong, but I wish they become victims so they can feel how it is to have nothing again. I wish they feel the effect of what they are doing to their unfortunate countrymen.

How about those businessmen who raised prices? How about those who take advantage of this situation to ask for donations that go directly to their pockets? Those who steal truckloads of appliances from the floodvictims, those who plunder and take those not theirs. They are the worst kinds of worms in this situation. They should be punished.Along with those people who are inconsiderate enough to say words – not of encouragement but of insult and injury to their fellowmen. (HOY JACQUES BERMEJO FLEX NADAL MGA PILIPINO RIN KAYO!)

Our country is in peril, our country is in danger – grave and deep. But let us look beyond this and use this as a chance to unite our country once again. Because, in spite of it all, I am still PROUD to be called a Filipino. We are one Nation, one country, one family.

And look around you.. instead of despair, instead of tears of dread and fear, there is still a part of us who keeps the FILIPINO SPIRIT alive and kicking. We find humor in the dreariest things, we find a way to 🙂 smile, in spite of it all…


A 30 something fangirl, writer, artist and dreamer, a princess by day and ninja by night who believes in magic, true love and wants to change the world one brush stroke at a time. Marikit is a self-taught artist learning more about art and the world around her.

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