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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Another Good Move That Can Help the Whole Philippine Nation!

Honestly, you can just be left open-mouthed at the simplicity of idea. But before that, I would like to note some things.

First, my country, the Philippines, has this outstanding clamour that its people just go out and work abroad rather than help the country improve.

The overflowing trash...

Second, scholars have been sent out to observe and share their ideas back home to give way to improvements, comparisons and better practices.

Third, I am sharing my ideas what I see from out of Philippine territoty/bounday and I am sharing through blogging for I cannot be personally there to make it happen.

Fourth, even if I am present in the Philippines, who would hear me if I don't have money? Not a politician, not an actress and not the one who can pay people to listen to me? Now this is the problem! We cannot really tell that those scholars do not go back or did not go back! It is also possible that they are/were back in the Philippines full of enthusiams but those ideas were just sprayed with malicious preventions from those who are in power and do not want change. However, it is also possible that those scholars and abroad workers, the creams of the crops, just choose to settle away in order to avoid a lot of disappointments that are currently going on in the Philippines.

How nature and beauty is damaged by these garbages...

What I am driving here? Ideas. Yes, ideas. Ideas are many. I have seen them in my friends back in the university supported by the entre Filipino tax-payers. Yes, the Iskolars ng Bayan (The Nation's Scholars) as they say and I was/am one of these people. I have to apologize however to my countryment for I am not there to burden the sufferings you are currently encountering. Plus, I want to admit that if indeedI was there, as I was a couple of years ago, I was only a slave of a multinational organization making me work 24 hours and draining my brain and body with pleasant thoughts and energy. So what is the difference? Nothing eally much... but in my opinion, much is the difference. I can blog and share my views and really see our own short-comings as Filipinos, admit it, and make move for the change. Moreover, since the value of money here is greater when spent there, a little savings from here can help me help my feelows in need in the future back there.

Back to the "move" I was talking about on top, it actually refers to minimizing the garbage. This is not just plain criticism but I have to admit that the cities in the Philippines are dirty! And so are the provinces, though the latter is not that obvious since they are not as crowded as the cities. One reason? Plastics! Yes, even that alone can constitue a lot of garbage!

Believe it or not, this grocery trolley can contribute hugely more than we realize how much...

Here, where I currenlty stay, plastics in department stores are sold. It is actually ranging from €0.30 - €2.50 depending on the quality and style and usability and durability and a lot more factors. This means, if one just throw his/her plastic bag, another expense would be made if there is another grocery purchase. And that hurts a lot! I mean the buget and the pocket!

What I am sugesting, is, since Filipinos are very difficult to discipline in terms of garbage, why would this plastics be sold instead of being freely given? This way, Filipinos would value these plastics better and not just throw them. A move from the congress making all stores put costs in the plastic bags would be a good "preventive" move to lessen garbage. Can you imagine 90 million individuals throwing at least 1 platic per week? Isn't that disturbing? It can be seen actually during low tide how dirty the seas get and the rivers and creeks are clogged due to garbage. I saw it myself in so many places in the country!

I know what will be the reply to this: A rally of opposition from the masses... but of we think of our future and the ultimate effect, this is for our own good. If you don't want to spend for plastic bags, buy one cloth or real bag for groceries and use it for years! It is just a matter of mind set how people can make situations to their advantage and not just oppose every move for progress everytime.

You dream of a clean environment for your children? So make this happen! Support and do not oppose! Plastics if burned are dangerous and it is really a thing that do not deconspose just on time... it is a very damaging material and we need to prevent the mutiplication of this kind of garbage (or any other garbage in the Philippines for that matter).

They say don't just complain unless you have a better solution. My solutions are set out in this blog and I do hope, people and some policy makers can discover this someday and they just stop dreamy beefy amounts in their pockets and bank accounts!

Please help a clean Philippines, try at least in your part. No littering, proper waste segreaƬgating and use of recycled plastics will greatly help.


  1. great article!!! nice one!!

    nakuha mo tsong!!

  2. this is really poor, i mean why can't the government make a move for this? at least try to diminish all those dirty rivers and taught Pinoy on how to discipline when it comes to their garbage....

    recycling might be one of a great idea...

  3. if the Government will just make an action this will never be put in this situation....
    by the way ilove phil is it okay to invite you in this blog
    i was listing now a series of Philippines headline

  4. nice article ni dae ba tinood baya gyud ni usahay man gud gahig bag ang ning mga Pinoy porya lang sa maayo ug concern sa environment. Mag uns analang ang musonod nga generation.

  5. Change/move should start from individuals. The government can't do anything unless the people will help to clean up!

  6. I really like your ideas and more people should take the time to read them.

  7. I really feel you would make a better politician than most that are out there peddling their wares.

  8. Just dropping EC sister...

    BTW, hubby just started his own blog, maybe you can visit sometimes at http://sailorsadventures.blogspot.com

  9. Hi, how are you? I am sending you this comment, because I am serching for blogger friends, and your site is interesting to me. I have an art blog here in San Diego, and I am curious if you would become my freind? Are you up to it?
    I hope to see you soon on my art blog, and take care,

  10. hello po just dropping by to say have a great day

  11. just dropping ec here and checking what's new.. thanks a lot for the comments and of course for the time spent visiting my blog and hubby's too.. mwah!

  12. I love your concepts and ideas about Phil. realm... I just wish that every Filipino will be more aware of self-clean up movement..

    BTW, I added this on my list..

  13. Hello there, you might not approve this but I am just letting you know You got an award from my site.. have a nice day!

  14. A very well-written post that must be read by any Filipino.

    However, I think the main reason for all of these is lack of political will. Most of us are depending on the government especially the ones who call themselves as "masa". No regular job except for making babies, complaining but do not pay taxes.

    Most of them are looking for a hero, instead of being heroes themselves.

    The President is only one person, and he/she cannot be the only cause why we are poor. Not until we all together unite to help the economy while blaming each other - lahat tayo, sa pansitan dadamputin.

    A classic example is the entertain world. How the hell can showbiz people make good quality films, if we buy pirated ones?

    Just sharing my sentiments though.

  15. HELLO ILOVEPHIL just dropping to say hi and have a great blogging day to you
    see yah soon
    and thanks for visiting my Pinoy alphabet i really appreciated it

  16. Wow! You have a few cool blogs right?! Kudos! I am starting a second blog soon! Hope to see u again. =) Nice to meet you.

  17. lol, i adree with green not mean, you could make a good politician ;) yan ang hirap kasi dito sa atin puro sarili lang ang iniintindi, natumbok mo ang problema pero ang pinakamalaking problema ay ang mga leaders mismo.

  18. ;) hello ilovephil how are you now?
    well just dropping by to say have a great blogging day to you
    see yah

  19. The thing is the leaders are the biggest thrash of all time.....

  20. I'm helping in my own simple ways. But what I can't stand are the other people who still don't seem to get it. They will throw their cig butts, plastic and other trash everywhere. That's reality, a sad reality. :(

  21. It's like a chicken and egg question. Who should exemplify the good behavior first, us or people from the government?

  22. Isn't it that we should start cleaning their (public officials) behavior first? ;P

  23. Hi, good posting...give a free run to the press, mention names etc, take no prisoners so to speak and then you'll see the fun.
    Best regards, Lee.

  24. Thank you for visiting me. I hope you'll find a lot of interesting information about the movies.
    Please visit my blog frequently and keep in touch there! ;;)

  25. Changes should always start with people, so it will be easy for the government to make changes; we should be responsible and consistent wit our actions, for actions speaks louder than words, so we should stop complaining and start doing it. nice article :-)

  26. amen to what you are saying c: i was a scholar ng bayan too and i dare not say na wala akong ginagawa c: the fact that i am educated and blogging about it can make a difference. you open other peoples minds and that is making something too c: i am planing to write something of this kind of problem too c: i am making an example to my kid and his friends too i only hope they will reciprocate c: we still have hope my dear c: keep blogging about it c:

  27. hello ilove phil just blog hopping here have a great day buddy

  28. You know it is hard to say what is better to work for a foriegn company within your own country or just going abroad and working. But yes you are right some of the smartest people just go abroad and I guess it does leave our own countries human resources hungry!

  29. If you love the Philippines, you don't just rant. You do something. Action is very important.

    Just my two cents.


    I appreciate all of your ideas here, but most people just talk the talk... they never walk the walk.

  30. Hi! Thanks for the visit, appreciate it so much.

    You make valid points here, and I found myself agreeing to every post you've written that I've read so far.

    Progressive thinking, that's what we Filipinos need.

  31. You know what, my college professor has this simple solution to the country's mounting problems: make sure the teachers and the policemen are well-compensated so that the teachers will teach the students properly and not think of a sideline (selling tocino and Avon products) AND the policemen so they will do their jobs properly and not think of extorting money. From there, it will have a domino effect. Think about it and I think if the president of the country will just consider it, it has its merits. And it just might work.

    Of course, if they do that now, it will not have an effect right away. But in the long run... I think it just might work :)


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