Wednesday, August 25, 2010

manila hostage crisis

with the recent tragedy over the hostage crisis here in manila, i would like to make a plea to everyone to remain objective and not vent frustration and anger towards the whole Filipino nation... Manila is still my home, the Philippines is still a beautiful country, and the Filipinos are warm and caring in general no matter what one stupid man did, or how incompetent the policemen were, and how irresponsible was the media during that fateful event...

we are sorry it happened and ended the way it did... i guess most of the sentiments of all Filipinos are well explained and written by this teenager...

August 23, 2010

"A letter from a teenage Filipino to the WHOLE WORLD”

As you are reading this letter, I bet that you have seen/heard about what happened earlier in our country.

Tourists were hostages of a policeman here, Rolando Mendoza. After a few hours of the horrible crime, some of the victims were dead including the hostage-taker.

I wrote this letter not just to apologize but also to let everyone know that we Filipinos are not all like Mendoza. We are loving and good-hearted people.

For so many years, our country has been standing tall and surpassing every dilemma; be it small or big. Years ago (back when I wasn’t born yet), you have watched us fight for what we think is right. We fought for the democracy of our nation.. The EDSA revolution. But that’s just one out of many.

Second. We Filipinos have been serving other countries for our families and we treat you as our own as well. With all due respect, I thank you all for giving us the trust through the years. For helping us to become what we are now.

The Philippines is more than just a group of islands. We are a nation of strong and remarkable people. A country of beauty and love known to be hospitable and well-valued. I humbly apologize for what happened tonight. No one in this world would want something like that to happen for life should be valued.

I politely ask the attention of the world. Please do not judge and mistreat us just because of what happened tonight. I have been searching the net and found terrible things. Hong Kong advices to avoid travels here, China and HK bans Filipinos and that Philippines is the worst place to go.

I can’t blame you for what you have decided but I hope that you could understand. Our country is now in a sea of problems. And I know for sure that we helped you in a way or another. Let peace and understanding reign this time.

I know that this letter will just be trash but I wish that you would understand. On behalf of the Philippine population.. WE ARE SORRY.

As a song puts it…

And I believe that in my life I will see an end to hopelessness, giving-up and suffering. And we all stand together this one time then no one will get left behind. Stand up for life. STAND UP FOR LOVE

Sincerely yours,

Reigno Jose Dilao
Catbalogan City, Samar


1 comment:

Edmund said...

Kailangan na lang natin bumawi sa pamamagitan ng tamang pagkilos at pagkakaisa.

I like your blog and usually reading and checking your photos. Pero tulad ko rin, di ko mapigilan na magsulat din ng blog tungkol sa isyung ito.

Kaisa mo ako dito!

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