Disappointments Abound

After the tragic onslaught of typhoon Ondoy, a lot of disappointments surfaced. Has the world and the human genus in it gone mad creating an apathetic kind?

First, during the typhoon, immediate action from the government to its devastated constituents and ravaged properties and infrastructures was missing. Help was slow. There were no available or enough rubber boats, or any vehicle, that could be utilized in helping and assisting the affected people in the LGUs of the affected communities. I really wondered what happened to the calamity funds in each locality. I actually expected helicopters hovering above the flooded areas to fetch and save the people immersed in floodwater and mud and those that were drowning. But I saw none. They dilly-dallied it seemed.

Second, after ABS CBN’s immediate action to gather relief, aid and money for the victims, there were people, detractors specifically, who took time sending messages to DZMM that the gathered donations were not spent accordingly for the victims. I find it ridiculous for these people to find time sending malicious messages. I wondered if they did something to help instead of finding fault.

Third, and the latest news, some businessmen are setting too high a price on the commodities. In short, they are over-pricing. What kind of sickness do these people have? These people affected by the typhoon are in dire situations, some are even in their direst, and for these businessmen to think of gain more than anything is really, really sick.

What neutralizes the negativity of it all is the goodness of the heart of those who donated without anything in return, of those who volunteered and allot time to assist in the packaging of the relief items, of those who offered not only their services but their vehicles as well to bring the relief items to the affected areas, of those who solicit help and donations from individuals, institutions, organizations and companies, and of those who offered their shelter, even temporary, to friends and even to strangers.

I thank God that there is still goodness. And goodness will not bear badness.

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3 thoughts on “Disappointments Abound

  1. O kita mo na marami pa rin talagang mabuting tao sa mundo!!!

    Talagnag ganyan ang labanan kapag ang bayan ay sakop ng mga ganid at walang pakiramdam na mga puno ng bayan. Accountability, check and balance at higit sa lahat ang tapat na paglilingkod sa taong bayan na walang bahid ng pangsariling kapakanan. Maraming dahilan ang nagpa-lala sa nakaraang pangyayari. Maraming lumabas na pagsusuri at ka-alaman tungkol sa dahilan ng sobrang pag baha sa buong kamaynilaan. Lahat ay may paraan, mahaba man o maraming balakid, taong bayan lamang ang mag-susulong sa ginhawa ng buhay sa mga araw-araw na karanasan at palakad ng sambayanan.

    Alam ito ng mamamayan! Sana lamang ay buksan ng malawak ang ka-isipan at suriin ng mabuti kung ano ang dapat sa ikabubuti ng bayan na siyang magdudulot ng ginhawa sa lahat ng mamamayan….na walang pangsariling kapakanan.

    Buksan ang isip ng bayan sa:

    Ka-alaman tungkol sa karapatan at batas ng bayan

    Pag-kilala sa tapat manungkulan sa bayan

    Pag-kilala sa kakayanan ng ibig manungkulan at talino sa pag usad ng kabutihan ng mamamayan.

    Lingunin din ang naka-raan at alamin ang pagkakamali sa pag-pili ng mga inupo sa batasan at higit sa lahat sa puno ng bayan. Ang di pinag-isipang pag-boto sa mga taong dapat manungkulan ay maraming taon na namang pagdurusa ng bayan.

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  2. actually, ikinatatakot ko pa rin kung mas marami pa ang mabubuti, noypetes. it is easier to do the bad that the good.

    nagkulang din ang sambayanan, palagay ko. kakalungkot isipin na naluklok ang mga nasa pwesto dahil na rin sa pagnanais ng tao na magkaroon ng pagbabago. pero bigo ang nakararami. di tumupad sa inaasahan ang mga iniluklok.

    sana sa darating na eleksyon, maipwesto na ang mga nararapat.

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