I am happy. I see a ray of hope on my country.

@hotsummer (10436)
Philippines
July 14, 2009 11:58pm CST
Being the third country, i am happy with some developments and improvements that our government is taking into our country. Our development many not be that as fast as that of China. but i see here in the philippines. we are getting there slowly but surely. Why do i say that. First now they are implementing on cutting on the number of transport buses that can travel commercially. From 5,000 right now , it will be trimmed down to 1,000 only gradually. so as to lessen the traffic in our maain roads. and they are too many for people as we have Light Rail Transit for people to take for faster commute. Second, our old railways has now been changed into modern airconditioned trains and the railways has not been repaired and all those houses nearby that was set up beside the railway has been demolished. cause they were illegal settlers. I am happy at least we have some thing to offer to our tourists. and to make their travel here safer. Roads has been improved and lots of road widening is being planned. and there are still many things that will improved here. many beautiful buildings have been sprouting every where. homes aer becoming more affordable and soon i believe more jobs will be made available and all the poor people here will feel the improvement of our country and they will soon have jobs to put foods on their table. initially we all have to sacrifice as we have to put with the hassles of the constructions of buildings and roads and implementation of stricter rules to make our country more organized but in the long run i know that the people will learn to be disciplined and will appreciate this stricter rules on the roads. And the last thing is the eetting up of cameras on many places to see or record any thing unusual or crimes to better trace the culprit and have the guilty punished. it has been showing some good results as more local policemen who are up to bribes were being caught because of those secret cameras. and so corruption will be minimized or eradicated in the long run.
3 responses
• Philippines
18 Jul 09
Yes, you might say that but have you ever thought that it is because of upcoming election. Our culture has always been like that. Main changes was just implementing in the Cities and little town like ours are being left behind. Government projects would take years before being use by the people. There is no summer job for the students and even for the youth, for free. Most resources are being used by several rich and powerful people. Taxes are being collected but not really use in full for benefit of all Filipinos. I don't hate my country but it's just so unfair for most Filipino to be left behind by his own fellowmen.
@hotsummer (10436)
• Philippines
18 Jul 09
if politicians will do or implement some projects in order for them to get the votes of the people in the coming elections they will only do those not so big project like repairing of the roads and cementing them. usually they will start those road repair few months before election and will leave them unfinished. they will leave the roads half finished and can be cause of accident during rainy seasons. but a big project that is starting to run now well operationally like the train railways is not just a part of the show off. this is the project of the president. if you will see the trains they have bought from other country is air conditioned and top of the class. not just ordinary train. far from the what we used to see. it is open now for public for very affordable price. from manila and canlubang and vice versa. and the 2nd part of the project which is manila to bicol is being started already. so these are major projects. there are so many problems in our country. and it is impossible to give them solutions specially a country as complicated our country. there are so many roots of corruption starting from the top positions of the government down to the lower offices of the government. but we have to start somewhere to bring forth change and improvement in our country. this is a good start in rebuilding our country and getting back our pride as filipino.
• Philippines
19 Jul 09
I still don't believe that our counry will recover. Big projects means big loans and big interest and big corruption. It is really hard to trust somebody nowadays specially politicians. I am sorry for those leaders who have their kids and family having their comfortable lives and still stealing peoples right to live the same life or even better. God knows who they are.
@hotsummer (10436)
• Philippines
19 Jul 09
i think we are already on the phase where big changes are coming actually it started already in different places in the country. but it has not yet that big for even poor people to notice that. but i believe we are gonna get there.. maybe not that soon. but it will surely come. all we can do is wait to see those changes. but while i am waiting for the country to prosper i am trying my best to have a better life and work now for me to have a good future. cause what i do now surely determines my situation in the future. so in the same way what we as a people do now will sure affect our future as our country. i don't just trust my future to these politicians. mostly they will just implement rules and changes to be made but it is us the people who will determine what kind of changes this politician can and will implement in our country. we affect their decisions though not directly.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
15 Jul 09
Hi hotsummer, I am very happy to see improvements coming in your country, and I hope it will continue. I have have never visited the Philippines, but one of my sons has been there twice. There are problems in all countries but if things are improving, even slowly, at least we are moving in the right direction. Blessings.
@hotsummer (10436)
• Philippines
15 Jul 09
what was the reason of your child's coming to the philippines. well my country is also nice place but compared to progressive country we really pale in comparison. but now i think that slowly they are improving bit by bit though the improvement are not systematic. but still hope that those will be enough to have our country as progressive in terms of good buildings and infrastructures which we need the most as most buildings are old now.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
15 Jul 09
Hi hotsummer, My son's wife was born and raised in the Philippines and still has family there. Blessings.
@hotsummer (10436)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
so your son's wife is a filipina. anyways, there are beautiful places in the philippines. but in the capital city of the philippines which is the philippines is not that beautiful compared to other cities. yeah, there are lot of buildings as this is the business capital of our country, but that infrastruction are not impressive just good enough to have a decent life but not a very wonderful place to live in. i am hoping that our country will look some sort of hong kong or singapore in terms of improvement. and though there is not yet sign that we are heading in that kind of development in infrastructure but i am little getting awed in the changes we are now having. like some sort a glimpse of the great possibilities of being another hong kong or singapore. every thing is not organized here. anyways, it was too bad before. like if you are going to ride a train. the very old worn out train, the trains usually close their windows cause the people living besides the railways will throw their human feces and other dirty things into the trains as they get bothered by the noise the train are making as it passes by. but they are just squatter in that place cause they should not build their homes in the rail ways. just 4 steps away or less from the rail ways. though i am not happy that these poor people have lost their homes because of the improvement being done but i think it is high time for them to move and not be a hindrance to the development of the country. you won't hear this in india i think that people will throw there feces to those inside the train. this is just crazy. that is why i was not keen on riding trains on railways. but that Light Rail Transit which is more modern is safer cause it is placed in the middle of the major highways where no one or no squatter are living nearby.
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
15 Jul 09
It is good to hear that you are receiving developments which please the population, and that corruption is being eradicated. Good road and transport links are vital to any countries modernity. Here are roads are improving and it is amazing to think that in this area the road which now links villages to the town has been there a scant 40 years and before that people lived in relative isolation.
@hotsummer (10436)
• Philippines
15 Jul 09
yes we are seeing more modernization. i thought we are already modern but now i just realize that modernization is just starting though we are not that far from modern life just that we are way beyond the modernization of first world countries. but now i can see the modern buildings , infrastructure and lifestyle of the first world countries is being slowly introduced and implemented in our country.