Sunday, 7 July 2013

Irritating as it Can Be.

Yesterday, I saw a screen capture of a tweet from one of my favorite showbiz personalities. Bianca Gonzales. I like her. I like what she does. I like her blog. Almost everything. But for some reason, people can't digest some of her point of views. This for example.

If you ask me, there's really nothing wrong with what she've tweeted. Also, she didn't say anything that isn't by bit true. I have complained about informal settlers myself so I'm obviously with her in this. What disturbs me is that people are reacting like crazy!! Why though? I've read the comments and it really made me go nuts. Nakakahiya naman sa inyo. We are all entitled to our own opinions but this is like, out of bounce. At least for me. 


She's obviously a working individual and she probably pays more tax than half of those who commented and said those nasty things. If I were her, I would have said the same thing too. I sure wouldn't want my hard earned money to be spent on people who CAN work but are too lazy to function and blame the government instead. This isn't about how the Philippine Government function but whatever. I want it to be spent on something I could benefit from. Sabi nga nila, gamitan lang yan. But what the heck is happening? I'm not saying that they shouldn't be taken care of. Come on, even grown ups need a little bit of care sometimes. I'm just saying that they shouldn't be the priority or something. And I'm not saying that they are being prioritized either. But that's what it looks like to me. If they are promised something, most likely, they wouldn't want to make an effort to speed up the process. Far from reality but maybe if the government wouldn't promise them anything, maybe they would do something to make their lives better than just to whine and  wait for the government's blessings. Asa pa diba. Sad but that's true for some. Funds should go to the health and education department. Mostly. Also, tourism. 

Can I just touch on this topic a little bit? What annoys me the most is that most informal settlers don't want to be relocated to where the government want them to be placed. I bet some place where it's legal for them to stay. But of course to avoid overcrowding of the city capital and stuff as well. But what? They come back. And they come back bigger! I don't mind if they actually have work here but those who don't, WTF? They were also saying that they don't want to move because they feel like they were being isolated. Right. Kaya nga informal settlers. Meaning, you don't belong. Illegal. Informal. And hirap naman. Then some of them would say that they can't afford the fee that these relocation centers require. Then you would see them drinking beers in the afternoon and in the middle of the night. Also, gambling! Playing BINGO and stuff. Not true for all but this is what I see so I can't really decipher why people are hating on Bianca.  Shame on her shame on her pa. If you're not doing anything to help these informal settlers find a better place to live and to not actually make their lives easier, SHAME ON YOU!

Props to Yeeshii Tobia for being on Bianca's side because that really made me feel like there's hope! There's still hope! 

4 comments:

  1. Hi ate! You're generalizing. Bago natin sabihin they "CAN work but are too lazy to function and blame the government instead", isipin muna natin kung saan sila magtatrabaho. Sinong tatanggap sa kanila sa trabaho ngayo't marami sa kanila ang di nakapagtapos sa pagaaral? Tapos ito pa po. Isipin niyo papaano kung doon na sila nakatira simula pagkabata nila. Hindi ba ang kapaligiran ay nakakaimpluwensiya sa pagiisip at magiging kilos ng isang bata? Kaya nga ang mga batang magnanakaw, kung napapanood mo man sa mga documentaries, sinasabi nila na kaya nila nagagawa iyon ay kasi ginagawa rin ng mga kakilala at minsan pa nga ay ng pamilya nila. Minsan yun ang alam nilang tama. Gaya na rin yan sa mga informal settlers natin. Mahirap talaga ang buhay. Biktima rin sila ate, Kahit anong "work hard" pa ang gawin ng iba, hindi yun uubra. Masyadong maraming external factors na dapat ikonsidera. Sana po maisip niyo yun. Sa panahon ngayon, hindi na lamang pagtatrabaho nang maayos ang kailangan para umasenso. Kung nagtatrabaho na po kayo, alam niyo po iyan.

    Nasubukan niyo na po ba tumira kasami sila? Nasubukan niyo na po ba ang buhay bilang isang informal settler? Masyadong maraming dahilan, ate. Hindi lang "laziness". Think deeper than that.

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  2. Hi ate! You're generalizing. Bago natin sabihin they "CAN work but are too lazy to function and blame the government instead", isipin muna natin kung saan sila magtatrabaho. Sinong tatanggap sa kanila sa trabaho ngayo't marami sa kanila ang di nakapagtapos sa pagaaral? Tapos ito pa po. Isipin niyo papaano kung doon na sila nakatira simula pagkabata nila. Hindi ba ang kapaligiran ay nakakaimpluwensiya sa pagiisip at magiging kilos ng isang bata? Kaya nga ang mga batang magnanakaw, kung napapanood mo man sa mga documentaries, sinasabi nila na kaya nila nagagawa iyon ay kasi ginagawa rin ng mga kakilala at minsan pa nga ay ng pamilya nila. Minsan yun ang alam nilang tama. Gaya na rin yan sa mga informal settlers natin. Mahirap talaga ang buhay. Biktima rin sila ate, Kahit anong "work hard" pa ang gawin ng iba, hindi yun uubra. Masyadong maraming external factors na dapat ikonsidera. Sana po maisip niyo yun. Sa panahon ngayon, hindi na lamang pagtatrabaho nang maayos ang kailangan para umasenso. Kung nagtatrabaho na po kayo, alam niyo po iyan.

    Nasubukan niyo na po ba tumira kasami sila? Nasubukan niyo na po ba ang buhay bilang isang informal settler? Masyadong maraming dahilan, ate. Hindi lang "laziness". Think deeper than that.

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    1. Hello. Well just to answer the question, hindi pa ako tumira kasama nila pero my public health course allowed me to interview at least 60 families from our community areas and with almost just the same educational attainment, I see no reason why these people you are "defending" can't find a job or do something on their own to provide for their family and provide them a decent place to live at least. And I'm not even pertaining to white collar jobs here.I have interviewed people who earn at least 10000 pesos a month from fishing. Now bakit hindi sila umaalis? I don't know. But that's not my concern diba? Kasi may ginagawa naman sila kaya hindi sila makaalis. And that's okay. Alam ko na mahirap ang buhay. Ang sinasabi ko lang naman ay sana may effort kahit paano. Effort sa kahit anong bagay. Kung hindi masyadong mapalad ang pamilya, wag naman sanang magparami muna hanggat hindi pa handa. Effort yun! Hindi ko sinasabi na wag na magparami ha. Wag lang muna. Kasi kawawa naman ang mga bata. Sabi mo nga, ang mga batang lumaki sa lugar kung saan maraming magnanakaw, pag laki, BAKA magnanakaw din. Pero hindi naman lahat. Kasi generalization yun. Yung iba lang. E kung ganoon naman pala ang sitwasyon, para sa akin, maigi sana na ilayo sila sa ganoong lugar. Kaya nga sana, yung mga bata, yung susunod na generation, wag namang pagkaitang makapagbago at lumaki ng nakapag aral ng sa ganun ay makapagtrabaho sana at makatulong sa pagusbong ng ekonomiya. At sana, wag na maging kapareho at maipit sa sitwasyon ng mga magulang nila. At kung tatanungin mo pala ako, bakit naman ako titira kasama sila, e hindi naman doon nakatira. Sabi nga ng dad ko, bawal ako mag sleep over sa hindi ko kamag-anak.

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  3. some people always judge before thinking further about it! everyone has rights if they dont agree then just dont read her tweet right? :D

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