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.