The Philippines is infected with a resilient social cancer..can it be cured?
September 28, 2008 3:36am CST
you will notice that i put the noli as the primary iamge for this discussion..isnt it ironic that Dr. Jose Rizal would name his novel like that? of course those days were different..the olden days were much more shall i say valiant? and it was because of the vigilant, heroic people of the Philippines..lets travel back to the present moment..are the Filipinos of today still hold the same ideals with their predecessors? look all around you..you may have been infected too! im talking about the "Philippine Social Cancer"..The Filipinos have become more and more tolerable with irregularities and crookedness raging from politics to entertainment to society itself..i know you know what im talking about.. look at our politicians..we know for a fact that all of them are corrupt..stealing money, killing enemies and the such..its very blatant in the province..we all know buying votes is illegal but when election comes why is it that the voters themselves highly anticipate their votes to be bought..the joke is on them..they have become blinded by money..they dont see anymore the dirty politician..they now see the strategic, scheming politician..and they will say to themselves..thats just normal..see! such a pity really..can it be cured? i think not..its social cancer look at our entertainment industry..the movies in particular..we are so proud that our movies get recognition from international award gving bodies but what do these movies contain? immorality and lust and lies and homosexuality and dirty politics (again!) and poverty! these themes resonate the actual state of the philippines but what do the international scene say about this? that the philippines is immoral and lustful and unethical and dirty and poor! such a pity really..can it be cured? i think not..its social cancer these irregularities made society rigid and tolerable to the same irregularities..why did this happen? because we, the people, dont do anything about it..we just sit, listen and see all of these things happen. we became sick..such a pity really..can it be cured? i think not..its social cancer is their a doctor who can help? i do hope the doctors will be the filipinos themselves.. what say you?
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• United States
29 Sep 08
yeah it's really critical. such cancer is really hard to cure. for me philippines is still under slavery like those years under the European Spanish colony. for example, filipinos are the hard-workers, but the owner of those establishments are foreigners, with little or almost no regards with their (workers) rights, threating them like trash & you can't complain coz it's hard to find a job. not to mention that if you're afflicted, there's nobody to run to, coz crook cops are more cruel
29 Sep 08
hi! i admire you for your concern and principle. but i will admire you more if the cure will start from you. i believe that those things that you state that are happening in our country, also happen in other countries. we are not the only country that experience those things. its just bad that some people do not prioritize the welfare of Filipinos but are too busy taking care of themselves alone and their wealth. well, maybe in due time you may be able to serve the people and something about the problems. also, its good that you watch filipino movies because you are helping the industry. keep it up and move!
28 Sep 08
I think when you put a fresh tomato admist rotten tomato, the result is inevitable. Politicians are more concern on their own agenda than serving the country. In my opinion, it has been a long time since a elected official deserve the title of president. I agree than the Government is absuing the idea that the country is in poverty. It's like they have embraced poverty and have given up on the solution as long as they rich and comfortable in their mansions and their luxury.
29 Sep 08
you're right..our country is not poor! we are so rich in natural resouces..we lots to boast to other countries but the government is insisting that we are poor and incompetent and the some people actually believe them..the people doesnt realize that we are poor beacuse the government is using the people's money(tax) to make themselves rich and bask in luxury..they have poisoned the minds of the Filipinos..they are trying to control us and keep us in the darkness..
• Davao, Philippines
28 Sep 08
the changes start within yourself not from others. if you always comment on others attitude and you won't make a change in yourself, you wasted your effort. begin it yourself, don't depend others that they will change first. I don't believe other people except my own self. the cancer will be cured by you not you family, friends and countrymen.
29 Sep 08
im aware that also have to participate if i want to change something for the better..i only want people see this realization..i want them to be conscious of their actions and the environment..i agree that change can be achieved not only through groups of people but through the individual as well..
28 Sep 08
This discussion is very much impressive! Nosebleed! Kidding... Here is what I can say, as you said, it should start with us Filipinos. From the individual to our own family, community, barangay, all the way up to our leader. Each of us has our own responsibility to take. Starting from cleaning our own surroundings and helping each other create a harmonious relationship. Dirty politics can never be erased from any country. Let's say it's already a "given". The question is wether we give in to their dirty schemes. Yes it is one social cancers that drinks up the blood from the innocent people. What can we do? Such a hard question answer isn't it? The first answer that came into my mind was I really do not know. But when I thought about it further, the only thing we can perhaps is to be a good citizen of this country. I hope to see more of this kind of topic in the future! Again welcome to MyLot and I am pretty sure you are going to have a lot of fun in here! Have a nice day! :)
2 Nov 08
A medical cancer has no difference with a social cancer. They both have the same adverse effects. Medical cancer kills the person. Social cancer kills the society and eliminates social order. Discrimination has also been identified as a form of social cancer, its social effects if left untreated can be disastrous. Social injustice results from abuse and discrimination. Injustice cannot be truly eradicated in this world, however, amends can be done to reduce the effects of such.
11 Oct 08
The best doctors will definitely us and not some external "experts" claiming to know more about our country. If you were to give a medication for your diagnosis, what would your recommendations be? Me, I would erase in this country who thinks that the Philippines need to be colonized or under some super powers.