September 27, 2008


“Help the poor...”

With what? Medical missions? Free foot ware? Free arroz caldo? Free Jolina concert? Far cry to what it takes to substantially address and manage the Philippine situation. Band aid can’t cure cancer.

We need to legislate sustainable solutions against poverty that’s been the worsening ailment of our great nation. What existing laws we have now are evidently ineffective.

We’ve constantly clamoured government action and here’s one of potency. Now they say that the Church's concerns weigh more than the empty bowels of millions of children, calloused hands and feet of underpaid labor force and disfranchised propriety of multiple generations of the present and the generations yet to come.

This is not a church versus state crap. The fact is, the constitution guarantees that the church shouldn’t even be an issue. This is about the laden populace and the prevention that they burden more.

Really, what does the Church suggest instead? Another prayer rally? Bother God anew to help us handle things that He's provided us with the capacity to deal with them?

What would kill us is our narrow-mindedness. What's really lethal is the deception by the powerful and the influential.

Sigh.

The bishops, the lawmakers, election 2010, blackmail... we’re witnessing Dan Brown’s next novel written before us.

SILA MUNA. PLEASE.




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posted by Bryan Anthony the First at 9/27/2008 |



50 Comments:

At 5:07 PM, Anonymous Babes said........
I totally agree with your words. Finally, someone who has the guts to tell the world the truth about the church and the state, in which in our Philippine constitution stated that both shall be INVIOLABLE!...

I am no ANTICHRIST, but it's a fact that the Catholic church lead this country into POVERTY ("the poor can only enter the kingdom of God" then what about Bill Gates?) from the time of Rizal(Spanish)...BLAH BLAH BLAH!!! (Please read his works)

Sorry for my poor/lack choice of words for I am no novelist, i wanted to express my feelings towards my beloved Country and to my fellow Filipino people, that's why I am so glad to stumble upon this BLOG. BRYAN keep this up! to my fellow FILIPINOs it's time to OPEN YOUR FRIGGIN MINDS! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD! Please learn to love our country, let's help one another!

PS. NO HATERS PLEASE!

XOXO

I'm proud to be onehellapinay!
 




At 6:54 PM, Blogger R-yo said........
I truly hope our congressmen will not bow to the pressure of the hypocritical church. We need this law very badly. The fact stares us in the face: the lack of means to control population explosion pushes us further into poverty. And from there, a domino of more dire effects ensue.
 




At 10:19 PM, Blogger JoShMaRie said........
hai... nakakalaglag puso... :(
 




At 10:24 PM, Blogger acey said........
my hope, really, is education for those who can't afford it. i'm sure if our leaders would stop taking money for themselves, there will be more than enough to educate people. people who are aware learn to be wiser in the choices they make. the more educated people there will be also, i think, the more kurakot people will be taken out of their positions and replaced with ones who are more capable and who genuinely care about our people and our future... i'm really so tired of the church and the government opposing each other on many things. i believe god just wants us to be ethical. simple, diba?
 




At 10:31 PM, Blogger RONeiluke, RN said........
hays... the world is just so sick right now and it has no idea that she is.
 




At 11:01 PM, Blogger Quentin X said........
The hyprocrisy that is the church! God save us from your followers.
 




At 12:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said........
sabi mo mag comment ako kaya here goes:
LOLA,reading your blog confused me,i had to read it thrice to follow your thought. the issue on hand was not stated from the start and walang backgrounder, reaction agad. sa written part ng ielts dapat when given a topic,backgrounder muna ng issue then give the sides of the abovementioned (the pros and cons) and finally take your stand.
ANYWAYS,i agree with you that we shouldn`t bother God with the things we can handle ourselves,that is what our God-given intelligence is for,kaya nga we are the the top of the food chain eh.
POINTERS: medical missions do help the poor. i have been in a number of medical missions and it is rewarding to medically assist those who cannot afford it. free footware and free jolina concert were thoghts in flight.
It is true however that narrow-mindedness is lethal and fatal. To the CHURCH: intellectual philosophy does not theaten me,stupidity does. yun na!-c.stewart
 




At 1:57 AM, Blogger Fjordan Allego said........
nagdadalawang isip talaga akong magcomment.. dahil baka may mali akong masabi..

tingin ko kasi kailangan ko ring magsalita ng oopinyon ko tungkol dito.. hindi lang dahil bahagi ako ng CFC family...

sana nga lang talaga maging maayos ang pagpapatupad nito kung saka sakaling maisasabatas ang panukalang ito. Una, (hindi muna ako dedepende sa testamentong inilabas ng CFC, purong opinyon ko lang ito), pabor akong dapat limitahan ang bilang o populasyon ng mga Pilipino dahil sa hirap ng buhay ngayon, paano mo pa bubuhayin ang mga anak mo kung sandamukal sila. Ikalawa, sana, ang budget na mailalaan para dito kung sakasakaling maisasabatas nga ito, ay mailagay sa tamang lagayan. pero sa lintik na sistema ng bansa, aasa ka pa bang walang kurakot na magaganap?

Nakakatakot... baka nga sa maling sistema mapunta ang batas na ito.

http://fjordz-hiraya.blogspot.com
 




At 10:25 AM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@babes: i'm mo anti-christ either :-) thanks for the visit
 




At 10:25 AM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@babes: i'm mo anti-christ either :-) thanks for the visit
 




At 10:27 AM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@r-yo: and we should all be vigilant at the same time be suportive of this government initiative
 




At 10:28 AM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@josh: san nalaglag? chus. salamat sa visit?
 




At 10:30 AM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@acey: agree
 




At 10:30 AM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@acey: agree
 




At 10:31 AM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@ron: i'm sure the world is all aware of it
 




At 10:32 AM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
Quentin: amen!
 




At 10:34 AM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@crystal: ielts ka dyan, i know all about backgrounds kaya!

the photo and you supposedly awareness on current events and background...lols

tse!
 




At 10:36 AM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@fjor: thank for the comment, like i've said, this is not an issue that should polarize us filipinos, this is an issue of making a better Philippines wherein all of us should step up and do our part
 




At 2:09 PM, Blogger Momel said........
What can I say, Bry. The message, the emotions, and that last image were all spot on.

I really wouldn't care much about poor adults, see. But there's something about kids suffering that makes me think twice about the whole situation. No child should be ignored of their childhood just to have something, no, anything to eat.

Cheers!
 




At 2:33 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@mellie: save the children ika nga

mwhas
 




At 3:38 PM, Blogger cesario minor, jr. said........
hi, bryan. thanks for having visited my blogsite. keep rocking!:)
 




At 3:53 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@cesario: you're welcome
 




At 10:11 PM, Blogger The Mikologist said........
hayz,
ung mga organization (religious man or not) na pumipigil sa bill na to, sige, sila magpakain, magpaaral at bumuhay sa mga pamilyang naghihirap.
 




At 1:57 PM, OpenID homeric29 said........
If we really wanted to do something let's haul ALL street kids we know and have the catholic church take care of them since they're so gung-ho about "the sanctity of life". What do those priests know about raising kids (they know how to make them - but raising them, natch)?

I've learned that the church does not and will never back down from it's medieval mind-set but no one will go against them - the best that happened was when FVR became president and a more or less comprehensive family planning initiative was spearheaded because FVR wasn't afraid of the catholic church.

For me, I don't give a shit about the catholic church - I find that my life is better without it in my life. But it raises my hackles everytime I hear one their bullshit pronouncements.
 




At 2:01 PM, Blogger Chyng said........
Little Acts of Kindness will help. We are all part of this problem, but the goo news is We are part of the solution too. Dapat tlga lahat tayo concern..

Btw, ang ganda ng layout mo! Bongga!
 




At 2:02 PM, OpenID homeric29 said........
Hi Bry -

Sorry for the rant - as you can see from my latest post - I'm not too hot about the clergy.

I'm doing ok - just taking a hiatus...been sick a bit and the usual writer's block.

Regards..
 




At 2:06 PM, Anonymous empress maruja said........
I swear, noong una kong binalog 'yan, sa sobrang galit ko about the issue hindi na akets nakapagsulat nang matino.

Sa susunod, hihithit ako ng menthol inhaler para pampakalma.

Nakakatawa kasi na may pasegwey ang CFC na tulungan na lang daw ang poor through Gawad Kalinga na proyekto nila. Para bang, kapag nagkaroon ba sila ng bagong bahay titigil na sila sa paggawa ng mga bagong bata?

At heto pa, bakit pinagbabawal ng Simbahan ang paggamit ng artificial birth control gayong pagpigil din ng paggawa ng bata (through "natural means") ang kanilang pinopromote?
 




At 2:12 PM, Anonymous FerBert said........
religion plus politics multiply it to poverty =PINAS
 




At 4:03 PM, Blogger Everlito (ever) Villacruz said........
hay!..di naman pwede talagang pabayaan...saludo ako sayo.kailangan tulungan...alam kong paraan wag lang isali ang political issue.
 




At 4:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said........
insecurity + ksp + extreme stupidity = Brian Gorrell and Kitty Go

www.seethedickheads.blogspot.com
 




At 6:44 PM, Blogger Ma-ye said........
Very well said. I totally agree with you.
 




At 6:49 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
miko: cge hakutin na natin
 




At 6:51 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@homeric: tama, FVR was good
 




At 6:57 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@chyn: salamat, i love my skin too
 




At 7:00 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
homer: rant along, get well soon...
 




At 7:02 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@empress: pahiram nung menthol
 




At 7:03 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
ferbert: equation talaga ha
 




At 7:03 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@ever: thanks
 




At 7:05 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@anonymous: equation ulit ha
 




At 7:06 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@maye: thanks
 




At 8:22 PM, Blogger joaqui_miguel said........
I agree.

"SILA MUNA. PLEASE."

Enough said.
 




At 8:31 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@joa: please talaga
 




At 3:47 PM, Anonymous yoshke said........
im with you on this. gawd.
 




At 9:51 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@yosh: thanks!
 




At 3:09 AM, Blogger dayuhangkayumanggi said........
^homeric29: "...If we really wanted to do something let's haul ALL street kids we know and have the catholic church take care of them since they're so gung-ho about "the sanctity of life"..."

It's gonna be like entrusting your precious flock of lambs to a pack of wolves!

It's boneheaded announcements like this which have made me cynical of organized religion of any kind...

I do believe in a God, but I have my own ways of paying respect to him.

Definitely going to Sunday Mass or any other gathering just to show that I "practice" doesn't cut it for me.

The sex scandals that have plagued Catholic dioceses around the world plus the CBCP's canine support for the current occupant of Malacanang
have been partly instrumental in instilling in me a deep distrust for the Roman Catholic Church.
 




At 8:44 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@dayuhan: "canine" support, very!
 




At 8:52 PM, Anonymous Raymond de Leon said........
Can you openly say "yes" when your 13-year-old daughter wakes you up one morning and says she is going to your barangay health center to get a "pill" for she intends to "do" it with her 16-year-old boyfriend tonight?

This bill promotes promiscuity and adultery. It promotes irresponsible sex.

Sex is for reproduction not just for mere satisfaction of lust and libido.

The Catholic Church is simply saying limit the sex to your esteemed sexual partner for life, your spouse, as what the sixth and ninth commandments say.

In contrast, this bill says "use these contraceptives and enjoy safe sex regardless if it is responsible or irresponsible sex". Indirectly, it says "everybody go and enjoy sex, contraceptives are readily available and free at your barangay health center."
 




At 2:50 PM, Anonymous Taina Uy said........
Are you sure that the RH Bill is the best solution to our country's overpopulation? Listen here, THE PHILIPPINES IS NOT OVERPOPULATED. It's just that NAGSISIKSIKAN TAYO SA METRO MANILA. That's why you've got squatters mushrooming in all places and children living under bridges and surving on trash.

A better solution to this overcrowding is for the government to improve and focus on rural, undeveloped places. In this way, our population will be evenly distributed, thus our resources will also follow.

If the government also promotes blue collar jobs over white collar ones by placing higher value on them (or promoting them by offering higher pay, better incentives), we can create a country that is self-sustaining. In other words, no more hunger and poverty. A college degree isn't always the answer to a better life.

See? There are good reasons for the Church to be against the RH bill. We can stay true to our religion without sacrificing lives. If you think about it, the RH Bill is just quick patch to temporarily fix overpopulation. A "panakip-butas", so to speak. In the long run, its negative effects will catch up on us, and yes, it will promote a generation of promiscuity and irresponsible sexual behavior, one that is also out of context with regards to morality.
 




At 8:46 PM, Anonymous Raymond de Leon said........
@empress:

the CFC as well as the entire Catholic hierarchy does not promote calendar method (otherwise known as natural method of family planning), rather the Catholic hierarchy recognizes or accepts this as the only method of family planning.
 




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