Don't give up on your own country

Philippines
June 10, 2009 8:03am CST
Tonight a rally was held in Ayala to fight the constitutional assembly being passed at the house of representatives. Earlier, reporters asked people walking along ayala, if they would attend the rally or not, majority of those people asked said no, the reason? They are too tired of the politics and just want to live their live.. regardless of what happens to their own country.. I was shocked, such indifference to the land in which you grew up, and you call home. We all know that politics is the number one reason for this mess, but please, don't give up on your own country.. Fight for it.. do something about it..
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13 responses
@gelay07 (589)
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
people who are in power right now are all wanted to amend the constitution for simple reason for them to stay in power and extend their terms. There is nothing wrong with our present system, it's the people who are sitting in office is the one causing the problem. They want to extend their terms so they can go on and corrupt more. It's all about personal interest and their hungry for power. I hope these legislators will try to find in their hearts to at least do their jobs efficiently and with all honesty. There are more important things to discuss like the basic needs of the masses- food, shelter and health care. They should focus on that not on busy arguing how to stay in power.
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• Philippines
11 Jun 09
Yes, I really won't give up on our country!
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@gelay07 (589)
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
these people who are in power is trying to amend the constitution so they will continue to be in power. they all don't want to go down but rather they want to extend their term so they can still corrupt more. These so called legislators should instead focus on the basic necessities of the masses which is food, shelter and health care. there is nothing wrong with our present constitution, the problem lies on the politicians. they are the one causing the problem because of their personal interest and would want to loot more on the people's money. I hope they find in their hearts to at least try not to be selfish and abuse their power. you are put their to do your job act as expected of you as elected by the people not to be barbaric in ways.
• China
11 Jun 09
Of course, we should not give up our country. But we can't realiz the mood of Ayala people. I can't Imagine, how disappointing of the people?
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@ayis12 (544)
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
I love the country..GO PHILIPPINES!!! even though im not full blood pinay.. i borned here and this is my country and my home..no matter what!:)
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• Japan
11 Jun 09
This is the case in every democratic country. If he/she don't like politics, it doesn't mean that he/she will not love your country. Politics and patriotism are different. Politics is society where you send your representatives to enjoy the money you got through your hard work. Once you select them, you are nowhere near them. But, you can still make it a better place by living yourself happily, helping your people. Enjoy yourself
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@Cifer69 (187)
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!!!!!
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@reckon21 (3487)
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
There are some people who are having some problems with their personal lives. They no longer want to fight for the country;s problem because they have too much already. I understand them..but if I'm near I'm probably joining the rally.
@ezekiel71 (132)
• United States
11 Jun 09
hi there, i love my country philippines and i will always be proud to be a filipino even if im here in US. Its true that some are just tired joining rallis that other politicians take advantage of to do their own agenda, and that happens all the time.
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• Philippines
11 Jun 09
I would never give up on Philippines. Even though I've met a lot of bad experience from our local authorities, politicians and people with power, still, I never give up on it. That is the reason why I'm not going out of the country to work. I mean, if I can survive here, then I'll rather stay here than in a place where I'm not comfortable with. No offense to the OFWs. This is just my opinion.
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• China
10 Jun 09
i am forever don't give up on my own coutry ,because i am in this country live and student and work,marry,child-bearing.see me child grow up,see he laugh and cry,see he student,marry,i think me is so happiness.my coutry is not war ,is stable,and growth economic,have many work chance is choose.so many many reason to allow me lovely my coutry.i hope my coutry can be forever this same ahead growth,don't stop my coutry ,best regards my coutry.
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@mhethess (380)
• Philippines
10 Jun 09
Hi Ingkingderders, There are lot of people who attended the rally this evening I hope they really understand what are they fighting for, according to some interviews, some of them just join the rally even though they don't understand the meaning of constitutional assembly. I do believe everything that are happening in our lives, in our country is directed by god even the present situation of our courntry all we need to do is to pray, be agood citizen and be a good example changes must start with in us we cannot force anybody to change if we ourselves doesn't want changes. Let us start now, let us not wait for politicians to show their agendas and let them alone try to change our country we as the citizen of the country must do our part to help our nation move. Thanks and God Bless. Can you be my friend and add me to your list?
• China
10 Jun 09
of course not,but sometimes we just need to do what we have to do ,that things seens have nothing with us ,because we can do nothing.
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