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TOO 'AGIT' TO QUIT

(Medyo magulo ang thoughts ko sa post na ito, sabi ko nga, hagard ang lola niyo..)

My hagardness started last Thursday.
Our beloved college finally made a stand on Arroyo's resignation. A manifesto was made and signed in a forum sponsored by our student council and our student publication, the Trinity Observer, where I belong. I'm currently the Photo Editor of our school paper. I'm definitely not a Tamaraw. :-)
I hosted the 5-hour forum along with my fellow staffwriter (great job Steff!). This is my share to our team who made it possible.
You can see Atom Araullo's pictures here in my blog. This oh-so-handsome Milo kid was one of the speakers in the forum. Before the speakers finished their speech, we played the 30-minute version of the "Hello, Garci?" CD, also known as the "Gloriagate", Philippine version of Nixon's "Watergate" scandal.
Atom was indeed handsome. He has the looks, the brains, and the sense of nationalism, which I believe, every Filipino, especially the youth, should possess. HIndi ko siya mabakla ng maayos that day, andun din kasi ang mommy niya, si Dr. Carol Araullo, who is on the 'lighter side'. Mas seryoso si Atom compared to Mrs. Araullo. They both did well on their speech.
Hindi siya (Atom) bagay sa school ko, ang daming apathetic students sa paligid namin, pero hindi naman lahat. I believe their minds will open as they grow up. Malamang masakal sila ni Atom sa pagiging manhid nila sa mga isyung pambansa.
Dr. Araullo encouraged the students who attended the forum, to be nationalistics. She even encouraged everyone not to leave the country (because obviously, we have a lot of Nursing schools students, destined to be 'medical maids' abroad. She believes that there is hope for this country. Nabanggit niya rin sa mga students na subukan pa rin nilang bigyan ang sarili nila ng pagkakataon na mabuhay sa Pinas, magsimula ng pamilya, at pagsilbihan ang bayan natin. Dito ako naging teary-eyed.
Because I don't want to leave this country. Amidst the political, social, and even cultural crisis around us Filipinos, I still want to serve my country in my own way.
Mahal ko ang Pilipinas.
Ako ay para sa bayan!
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Continuous ang hagardness ko the next day.
Some members of the student council and the school paper, along with few other students joined the Ayala rally today. Before we went outside the school's premises, I did my best to help the team to gather more students to support our school's stand on the President's resignation. My heart broke into pieces when most of them snobbed us, some even laughed and went home. May isa pa nga akong narinig mula sa isang "title-holder" ng aming Miss Trinity, "Nakakahiya naman sila" (pertaining to us inviting and shouting to the students to join and support the school's stand).
Gusto kong hukayin ng pala ang make-up sa mukha niya.
I instantly grabbed the megaphone and reacted. Hindi ko naman siya diniretso sa parinig, but I did my best to protect my advocacies and principles. Kung hindi lang ako pinigilan ng ilan kong kasama, minura ko na siya sa harap ng mga taong dumadaan.
Hindi nakakahiya ang ginagawa namin pag agitated kami. Yun lang.
Sure, 'ramp models/nursing students/beauty pageant title holders' like her are nice to look at, but beware, she's brainless. Her mind is composed of 50% nursing schools stuff and 50% marshmallows.
Bakit ganun ang mga kabataan ngayon? Nasaan ang kanilang pinag-aralan? Hindi na ba sila mulat sa katotohanan, mulat sa mga bagay na tulad ng ganito? Haaay, minsan lang sa buhay ko maging agitated, ganito pa ang nakita ko sa kanila.
May boses pa ba ang mga kabataang tulad niyo?
Sige, ipagpatuloy niyo yan.
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Students these days take Medical courses to serve in other countries instead of saving the deteriorating Philippine Health Care System. Doctors instantly leaves their duties and enroll themselves in nursing schools, fresh high school graduates are forced to take up Nursing or Caregiver courses sacrificing their passions in life.
Darating ang araw mawawala na ang mga kabataan sa bansa. Lahat nag-Nurse na sa ibang bansa, o kaya naging assistant na ng mga uugod-ugod na matatanda sa ibang bansa, at kung anu-ano pa.
AAAAAAAAAAARGGGH! Tama na, ayoko na.
Pwede na ba maging bakla ulit?

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