August 30, 2006

Pinoys care!

I HAVE been a little remiss in my blogging in this corner these past few days since I put up a separate blog on the Guimaras oil spill. Oops! That should have been the "Solar I oil spill" by virtue of an order by Presidentita Gorilla Macapagal Arroyo. I-am-sorry. (look straight into the camera, try to look sincere, and exhale!)

This is really a national tragedy despite the Tourism Chief's pronouncement that it will hardly make a dent in the country's tourism receipts this year. But what warms my heart is that this catastrophe has brought out a lot of active participation by ordinary citizens in this country.

Many have volunteered to help clean up the oil spill. Those who are unable to go to Ground Zero, have been talking about the issue among families and friends, blogging about it, signing online petitions, getting hair cuts, collecting the hair, etc. Pinoys do care!

We only have one country. We cannot sit and idle the hours away waiting for the government, the legislators, nor Petron or Sunshine Maritime to do something about this disaster. We have to get involved and show how much we are willing to fight and bring those at fault to justice, or simply get our voices heard on the issue. It doesn't matter how small or large the effort is. At least we are doing something. And that's what counts.

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