It is my character to defend the helpless. But when it involves my nation, where do I begin?
We are a poor nation swarmed with corrupt and apathetic officials since the earlier days. And I often ask, "Who's fault is that?"
We change our president every six years, yet that has not uplifted lives of the majority of the Filipinos as a whole. Families are torn apart with parents having to work abroad for their children to survive.
What we have today, is most certainly not the change I'd like to see happen to my country. I'd like to see happy families going out and having picnics on parks on weekends, children healthy and well-educated, their mothers and fathers with them, loving them and caring for them.
I personally think we are not looking close enough for the solution. We can elect presidents, kick them out of office, place another unworthy one in position and as centuries have proven, it will only do so much as having a puppet show for entertainment.
It is important to understand that the key out of this wretched poverty is inside each and every single Filipino in this country. We should not expect that the change we want will come from somebody else. We have to make that happen for ourselves, for our families.
If only everything was that easy. The change needs to come from each one of us, but frustrations and indolence had gripped our nation for many years, our leaders need to have the backbone to change that and mold how we Filipinos think, specially the poor, and teach us the importance of perseverance and hardwork, love of God, love of country and love of family.
As sad as it is, this video proves what Filipinos cannot do if left alone by themselves to think. This is not to say that Filipinos are stupid, but we need a leader who can guide us to our way back, to make us realize we can still stand on our two feet, and make us see the things we can do if we think clearly with both our eyes wide open.
Until that leader grows a backbone, we who are left alone should not keep our eyes shut, our ears covered and our mouths muffled. Perhaps there's no one born to lead this country. Perhaps we have to mold and make the leader we need. The challenge is in each one of us to accept.