Thursday, April 24, 2008

Launching The Blog Rounds (TBR) 7: Mission I *HEART* THE PHILIPPINES


In this day and age of pessimism, in the face of seemingly abject poverty, even with the onslaught of fear-mongering, there is reason enough to be proud to be a Filipino. There is reason enough to declare- I *HEART* THE PHILIPPINES!

The deluge of insights for The Blog Rounds 6 hosted by MerryCherry, M.D. on what ails the Philippine healthcare system is, to me, a healthy sign that many Filipinos in general and health professionals in particular still do care about our country.

Realizing, knowing, and acknowledging what is worth working hard for in the Philippines ought to make the task of rebuilding this nation and looking past the flaws of its system easier and more worthwhile.

What is it about the Philippines that makes it lovable?

Why do the foreigners who flock to our shores and those who have vowed never to return cannot resist it?

Why are YOU still in the Philippines?

What are the great things that set our country apart- those that give a positive, endearing hue to the words “only in the Philippines” or “walang ganyan sa States”?

What’s your ultimate Philippine experience that made you thank God you’re a Filipino and/or you’re in the Philippines? Maybe you *heart* the Philippines because of a person, place, or event?

Thanks in advance for sharing words, photos, or videos that express the reasons you love the Philippines. All previous participants of The Blog Rounds are, of course, most welcome to join.

Anybody reading this post- please, do blog about your own ode to the Philippines: In the form perhaps of a listing of the top ten reasons why you love this country- in words, photos, videos, or whatnot?

If you have additional queries, or if you wish to join The Blog Rounds 7, please leave a comment below with the link to your TBR entry. You can also email the link to me thru cfgomezmd(at)gmail(dot)com. I hope to receive all your links by 12:01am Philippine Standard Time of April 29th.

Some things are said best when we say nothing at all. Some things go without saying, But there is still value in declaring out loud that I *HEART* THE PHILIPPINES!

Let’s aim to inform and inspire, arouse and affirm one another that the Philippines is not that bad. Not bad at all.

18 comments:

  1. Sure, Ian, I agree there is value in declaring out loud that I *HEART* THE PHILIPPINES! because it makes us focus and count the many blessings we have in our country. Join na naman ako. :-)

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  2. Thanks Doc Ness =] will await your entry!

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  3. This is a tall order. Will try my best to contribute again, Dr. Ian. Thanks for the invitation. =)

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  4. Heart warming theme Ian! Especially with the damning controversies that rocks the medical profession nowadays!

    Thanks for hosting!I'll make endorsement rounds for this. hehehe. Good luck!

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  5. thanks for the invitation to join, i'll try to make it on time! ;)

    cheers!

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  6. Thanks for the invitation, Dr. Ian! Good theme!

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  7. Hi! my entry is here: http://jaaraf.blogspot.com/2008/04/why-i-love-my-country-and-why-i-plan-to.html

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  8. Hi doc ian. This is doc mel. Bago po ako dito. Wish maka-join po ako jan. This is my entry (http://meloinks.blogs.friendster.com/my_blog/2008/04/top_10_things_t.html)

    Cheers!

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  9. Ang aking isinulat ay naririto. Pasensiya na kung ito ay maikli lamang. Salamat Ian.

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  10. Doc Ian, from Oklahoma, my contribution http:mbautistamd.blogspot.com

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  11. Doc Ian, Here is my contribution:
    http://megamomph.wordpress.com/2008/04/28/crazy-in-love/

    As of 28 Apr 2008, Monday morning, I'm not done uploading photos (problems with the blog host). But all the text is there.

    Thanks for hosting. It's a great theme!

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  12. Doc Ian, thanks for the kind invite. My connection of late has been crappy. Now freeloading at Gateway, how embarassing (free Araneta Center wifi!). Anyways, here's my post.

    http://vgsamson.multiply.com/journal/item/59/The_Blog_Rounds_7_The_Reasons_For_Being_A_Filipino

    Your theme made me think :)

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  13. *excited to read all of your posts!*

    dr emer- if there's a will... =]

    bone md- thanks for the endorsement =]

    doc abner- okay! i'm working on eastern standard time naman, so your entry might just make it =]

    doc joey- congrats, ikaw yata ang valedictorian sa aga ng post hehe

    doc j.a.- tenkyu!

    doc mel- welcome welcome welcome! join join join!

    merrycherry- slmt s pgsl hehe

    doc martin- an honor to be visited by you =]

    doc mega- oks! will link you up just the same =]

    doc g- ayos yan! pakinabangan naman ang yaman ng mga kapitalista harharhar salamat sa pagpupursigi!

    doc tess, doc tes, at doc carl- salamat sa paglink at pagsali =]

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  14. Thnks Doc Ian. I think I'm going to enjoy this much. I just enjoy reading the sob blogs and love blogs of fellow Pinoy doctors. Kakaiba kayo. I have been a lurker/proto-blogger for too long.

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  15. hi ian,

    here's my entry:

    http://atrandomness.blogspot.com/2008/04/i-heart-philippines.html

    thanks

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  16. hi ian,

    i already posted my link thru this comment, pero di ko alam nangyari... di ko makita yung "comment" ko with the link.

    here it is again...

    http://amhornedomd.blogspot.com/2008/04/walang-ganyan-sa-australia.html

    cheers!
    abner

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