Human Rights day? do you feel it...

Philippines
December 10, 2009 5:09am CST
Hello mylotters, Sorry about my other two discussions since i can't help it seeing it on the news. this occurring violence is overwhelming for me to hear that i can't help rant about it. We should have been protesting and NOT celebrating, as we are now on the eyes of the world in terms of violence against due to this incoming 2010 elections. i think this serves a failure to our part in protecting the rights of the every human in this country. December 10 supposed to be the Celebration of Human Rights day, this is an embarrassing on our part since we got into this mess. now more protest is upfront even in the Palace of the freaking excellency madam Arroyo. How can we celebrate it now. i even doubt those relatives of the victims will celebrate either.
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@Nobody4me (165)
10 Dec 09
You are all lucky that you have kept human rights active since this country. i wonder when will be my country be free from tyranny and opression and slavery. not to mention they're not even allowed to leave their country because if they do they will be killed.am glad to be in this country, i still believe human rights still honored.
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• China
11 Dec 09
Yes, i am so lucky that i am living in a political stable country__China. I atart to believe that security and living is not the sure event.
@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
11 Dec 09
Well my friend, i guess at this present time, the words "HUMAN RIGHTS" are now senseless or do not even exist especially in our country. It is really sad and pitiful to those family who became and becoming a victim of the greed for power. Have you heard the kidnapping? Will you believe that they are really a different group? Hmm... I do not know but, imagine, it will not be the only rebellion and violence that will happen to our country, i am sure there are future events that will happen and much bigger. So that, they can declare Martial Law in the whole country and then take advantage of it. taking advantage meaning, i am sure they will proceed with the process of charter change. have you thought about that? Anyway, actually i do not want to blame anyone why does this situation is happening to us right now, cause we are all part of it and we are the citizens of this country. But the moment i realized that we are just being played by people who have the GREED for power, I myself now is becoming a blamer, and i blame those people who are not content of what they have and i blame those people who have very much high, not only high but super high! GREED AND HUNGER FOR POWER AND MONEY! and that also make me thing that it is very impossible to cure and heal our country today.!
@oyenkai (4396)
• Philippines
11 Dec 09
Philippines sure have gone way too deep. And you're right, it has been a series of embarrassing responses and none-responses by our government. People are dying, taken as hostage -- and how are they trying to keep things "in order"? They shut people up so that no one would be able to blow their whistles on the corruption that everybody knows about anyway.
@aerous (13461)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
I don't think if there is a respect of human rights here in the Philippines? Until the government of Arroyo, still on the position human right is not practices because there is no case that will win of her corrupt activities since she is the boss of those supreme court justices... The declaration of martial law in maguindanao, is a kind of suppressing the people's live with peace. That particular province is peace even do there is killing but people within that area is not affected but under the military. peoples in that area have fear that military violated their rights to live...
@jaiho2009 (38988)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
Hello Letran, This is really funny dear brother... there are humans....but the rights of these humans are nowhere to find...what more to celebrate then? Our country is now on the lists as one of the most dangerous country for tourism/media. What a shame...and i am glad that you are one of those concern people(few concern in the real sense)who's observing the country's rotten system.(phew) Keep it up dear brother
• Boston, Massachusetts
10 Dec 09
Hi LetranK, I don't need a big celebration for human rights. everyday i exercise my rights as a person. nobody can take it out from me. i am certain that in exercising my rights i am not doing any harm to others. i just saw it on tv but sad to say did not create a strong impact on me. anyway, happy human rights day friend! let's all exercise our rights the rght way of doing it and being considerate with others!
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
I don't think by generalizing the massacre in maguindanao would stain our way of recognizing the human rights day. remember that more of our humans rights had been recognized since the end of martial law and the fall of marcos. this recents was one of the worst things that has happened in our history but i still do not consider giving up or throwing in the towel if you assume that we have failed to attain our human rights.