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Shadow of the News Today

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A shadow is a region of darkness where light is blocked by an object.

Darkness behind the light…The News Today – whether you watch the daily news or hear them on the radio, still the same result…you will be disturbed and get annoyed! The news are supposedly casting the light upon certain issues but behind the news is a dark shadow much larger than the light…

Some examples:

The SONA – SO NOT!!!

I admit, I didn’t watch the SONA held last Monday, July 28, 2008…Why? Because I seriously think that it’s just all BS!!! The “good news” presented in it are all polished to make it shiny so that the Filipino people will be dazzled by it and somehow forget the reality behind it all!

I can’t blame those people who went out on the streets to protest against the SONA, they are only a FEW of the people who wants to see the REAL SONA and not the polished ones. I can’t help but laugh when a news report was done about the certain neighbors of the President who themselves didn’t listen to the SONA.

For more reports about the SONA, click these links below:
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/109902/SONA-2008-significance
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/109901/SONA-2008-Surveys-say

RAMPANT CHILD ABUSE

As defined, CHILD ABUSEphysical, sexual, or emotional maltreatment or neglect of children by parents, guardians, or others responsible for a child’s welfare.

What would you do when you learned that your own relative to whom you gave your trust to take good care of your children while you are away will be the one who will hurt them and abuse them? I can’t think of any good words to come out of my mouth when I saw this news about the 7yr old girl that was beaten to almost death by her own grandmother! OMG, what has happened to this people?

And I can’t help but think why two of these news about physical child abuse came from this province of Cavite! I know that CAVITEÑOs are known for their valour during the Spanish era…but can’t they just use their bravery to defend the young and not use their strength to abuse them?!

And how about the rampant leaving of fetuses and babies? There was this news about a fetus left inside a fruit basket in front of the church altar! And those babies that are left to die in the garbage dumps or canals, and the one that was thrown out of the Taxi window! How can you deal with these kind of news? Though it’s so depressing, I just keep in mind that it’s better for them to die now than to die in the hands of the unworthy people! And to those parents of those fetuses and babies that were left behind, MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOULS!

OIL PRICE HIKE

It’s like we’re all drowning now in this big puddle of quick sand where every week news about another oil price hike is what you can hear! More and more Filipinos now are not using their cars anymore and are now commuting just to save their hard earned money! Though this maybe good for the environment, you know less emission of poluting carbon monoxide, still the fact remains, an oil price hike means higher transportation expenses since the transport groups want higher fares just to at least have an extra more income for their families! And also, higher transportation costs means higher prices of the basic neccessities of man, especially FOOD!

If I can remember this correctly, there’s a Filipino inventor who designed a car that uses WATER as fuel. Mr. Daniel Dingel, who claimed that he made a car engine that is fully functional and runs using water as it’s fuel and has been using it since 1969! Now you wonder what happened to this invention which is really a great addition to the Filipino pride? Nothing! The government didn’t support this project and now other countries are benefiting from this kind of invention! Like Japan for instance, they have a car that uses water as fuel! Water, as we all know can be found everywhere, our planet is made up of 70% water! What this Filipino inventor needs is the government funding to fully develop his invention and who would benefit more from this, WE ARE! So what’s keeping the government from granting this inventor the funds he needed? Of course, what income will the governmet gain from water? Unlike with oil fuels, there’s VAT and there’s income for the government to spend, God knows where!

NATIONAL RICE SHORTAGE

Oh, come on now! Is it not that the Philippines used to be one of the top rice producers in the Asian Region? Then why are we having this kind of shortage? What happened to all of those rice fields that used to be producing high quality rice grains?

Oh, I know! Those rice fields have become endless lines of subdivisions and golf courses! I just wished that they could give those houses and land areas to the poor but NO! Those houses and golf courses are only for those who have more than the average income earners! And now, our contry is one of the top importers of rice! OMG!

How much is the cheapest rice today? Not including the NFA rice, you can buy the Php36-38 per kilo of rice BUT if you see the quality of the rice grains even the dogs wouldn’t want to eat it! How long shall we endure this kind of torture?!

So much more to rant about…so little time! I can only pray that someone can do something to lessen the agony of the Filipinos…despite of it all, I still believe that “God will make a way when there seems to be no way” (quoting Don Moen).

Sources: http://www.gmanews.tv/
http://www.txtmania.com/trivia/inventions.php
http://danieldingel.com/

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