the government is blind.
November 29, 2009 3:06pm CST
last week CNN awarded a Filipino hero was awarded money for his good deeds. after that the local government followed it up with their money. this sucks because the government didn't do anything about his good deeds until he was acknowledged internationally. our government is slow. that hero was featured in many tv shows in the Philippines but the government did not help him until the international media took notice.
30 Nov 09
Well, what else is new? He will not bring them money just like Pacquiao, that's why. Anyway, I am expecting some presidential candidates to ask support from him which is also the usual activities of some politicians.
1 Dec 09
I think he will support Villar, Efren was Willie's guest at Wowowee and he was wearing an orange tshirt. Willie was asking Efren why he was wearing an orange tshirt. As we all know, Willie is for Villar. But it's just my guess since he did not really say anything about who to support. But i could be wrong since Erap's color is also orange. Cheers!
1 Dec 09
That is so Filipino. It's not new, there are countless cases where it took another country to take notice before they were noticed by their own. So its a clue to everyone, if you want attention get it somewhere first, once you get noticed by another country, then getting attention from your countrymen comes easy. A good example I can think of is Chariz, she got an awesome voice. If she was not noticed by Ellen and then Ophah, I don't think she will get the same attention that she is now getting.
• Quezon City, Philippines
1 Dec 09
I think it was overshadowed by the latest Maguindanao Massacre that just happened almost the same time that the CNN awarding happened. I think if there was no issues that hound the government I think they would also acknowledge him when he arrives. I think Efren does not need any attention from the government itself because he was able to establish his goals on his own two feet and the recognition was just an added bonus for him and his efforts. I think getting attention from the government would just taint his real motives as he might just as well be used by the politicians for their own personal gains. So I think it is just right for Efren to stay away from politics and continue doing his passion to help the poor uneducated population
30 Nov 09
Yes I agree it is a sad reality you only going to get notice if you going to get an award internationally for doing good deeds. The government is really blind because they aware of that but they only ignoring it. Election is coming that's why they want to clean there image and to put an impression that they are willing to help for his advocacy.