The Worst Part in Filipinos’ War on Drugs

From road accidents to massacres to extrajudicial killings, one would ask, “Is it still safe in the Philippines?” As a thriving local here, you can’t help but wonder for you and your family’s safety. While it is true that many policemen are one in their rage and support for war on drugs, is it an assurance that most Pinoys will be safe? How about the tourists coming in to explore and enjoy our country? Will they have peace of mind during their stay?

War on drugs is also done in other countries and they also have death penalty. What I don’t like about it is when many innocent people are killed . What would happen to these people especially the youth who are supposed to be the hope of our future? What are we going to tell our children and our children’s children about this? How are we going to answer them about the chaos and havoc that these killings bring us?

It’s nice to clean the society and sure, if there’s a need for death penalty, do it to the people who deserve it — the ones who are proven guilty of their wrongdoings. My heart cries for the families of the ones who are not guilty and is not even part of this drug fiasco. These people deserve a quiet and peaceful life but is now deprived of the privilege of living a full life.

Pres. Duterte is right that in his term, he won’t be able to clean up the whole country on his war on drugs. If his term ends, who would continue this war? Unless the next president is also firm enough, he or she might continue the advocacy. I might be wrong on this but if the war on drugs will be part of the constitution, maybe in the coming administration, there will be a drastic change on these drug issues. A decrease in the huge number of drug addicts will be evident in our country.

I do appreciate the president’s effort on this because he wants to give justice to the victims but I hope he and his administration will find a better way so that innocent people are protected as well. It would also be nice if there’s a punishment for policemen who are abusive of their power, since it is their duty as well to protect people.

We all need justice, not just the ones who were killed in this war on drugs. Filipinos deserve a great environment and good laws. It’s unfortunate that the lives lost will never be recovered. But with a great leader and sensible constitution, let’s believe that there is still hope for our beloved Philippines.

 

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Akyat 101: Mga Dapat Mong Gawin

First time mo bang umakyat ng bundok? Kung oo, edi mabuti at gusto mong subukan kahit maaring hindi mo talagang trip. Pero mas maganda kung trip mo dahil siguradong masusundan mo pa iyan ng maraming akyat. Ano ang kailangan mong gawin at bilhin?

Mga dapat mong gawin:

  • Mag-exercise kahit kaunti, hindi naman kinakailangang hardcore.
  • Kumain ng mga pagkaing mayaman sa protina at potassium (gaya ng saging).
  • Matulog, magpahinga at iwasang mgpuyat.

Hindi naman kinakailangang bumili ng maraming gamit o ng mga bagong gamit sa unang akyat. Pwede ka naman manghiram pero syempre pakaingatan mo na lang iyong gamit ng nagpahiram sa’yo lalo na kung may kamahalan ‘ung gamit gaya ng tent, bundok bag, trek shoes at lutuan.

Paano kung wala kang trek shoes? Pwede ka naman magsandals at magmedyas. Sikat na brand iyong Tribu at Sandugo. Meron ding isang magandang brand na makunat iyong sandals at hindi malutong kaya pangmatagalan. Try mo iyong Manjaru. Merong din namang Merrell at Skechers pero may kamahalan na iyon.

Kung sa tingin mo lage mo nang gustong umakyat at ayaw mong manghiram, iyan ‘ung oras na bibili ka na talaga ng footwear mo na pangmatagalan (Northface, Columbia, Merrell, Caterpillar, etc.). Mukha lang mahal sa simula pero sulit naman kung lagi mong gagamitin dahil lagi ka nang aakyat — mga tipong kada buwan umaakyat ka o kahit every other month. Sa damit naman, magsuot ka lang ng maninipis at dri-fit, para presko at magaan sa katawan.

Mga dapat mong dalhin/gamitin/hiramin:

  • pagkain
  • tubig/energy drinks/gels
  • sombrero/balabal
  • flashlight/headlamp
  • sunglasses
  • sunscreen
  • toiletries
  • arm warmers (o pwede ring mgsuot ka na lang ng dri-fit na longsleeves)
  • kapote/payong (mas ok ang kapote para free ang mga kamay mo habang umaakyat)
  • tsinelas/sandals na magaan at matibay
  • extrang damit (pantulog at pamalit pang-uwi, kasama ang jacket at medyas)
  • sleeping bag/sapin sa likod/mat
  • waterproof bag (lalo na kung maulan at may mga ilog doon)
  • daypack/small bag na magaan
  • plastik (lagayan ng mga basura kasi bawal magtapon ng basura roon, utang na loob!)
  • first aid kit (kung wala, maghanda ng kahit mga gamot dahil walang drugstore dun
  • tent
  • cellphone/camera
  • gwantes (optional)
  • compass (optional)

Isa pang paalala. Pack light. Dalhin lang ang mga kailangan mo dahil hindi kailangang dalhin ang buong kwarto o bahay. Habang napapagod ka umakyat, parang bumibigat ‘ung bag mo (kahit nabawasan na ng laman) kaya ‘wag magdadala ng kung anu-ano.

Excited ka na ba? Kapag andun ka na, maaring sobra ka pa sa excited. Syempre, huwag kalimutan ang pitaka na may lamang pera. Baka sa sobrang pagkasabik eh hindi mo mamalayang naiwan mo pala ‘ung pitaka mo sa bahay. Enjoy! 🙂 😀 😉

 

Gusto mo bang makarating sa buwan?

Ang ganda ng litrato ano? Kaya hindi ko na binura at gumawa na lang ako ng post tungkol dito. Anong sagot mo sa tanong sa itaas? Alam mo ba ang mga pwedeng mangyare kapag nasa buwan ka na? Malamang naiisip natin na ang ganda nga, makakaapak tayo roon tapos makakapagpicture ng astig na post at kahit sabihin pang mukhang tanga iyong hitsura mo sa litrato, marami pa ring magagandahan at hahanga kase ibang level ‘yung nasa buwan ka, tomo?!

Bata pa lang ako noon, gusto ko talaga makapunta sa buwan. Sabi ng mga magulang ko, madali lang ‘yan kung astronaut ka. Nung lumaki na ako, sinubukan kong magsaliksik tungkol dito. Sa mga hindi nakakaalam, aabutin ka lang naman ng 3-4 oras bago makarating ng buwan. At ang mahirap, hindi naman kaagad makakapaglanding ang rocket na sinasakyan mo pagdating mo sa buwan. Kung mga eroplano nga hindi kaagad makapaglanding, ang mga rocket pa kaya? Kung may delayed flight, meron ding delayed landing! Pero ayos lang diba kasi worth the wait!

Ngayong alam na natin na ganoon pala, sino sa inyo iyong gusto pa ring makapunta sa buwan? Maiba tayo, marami rin palang gustong pumunta sa Mars. Isa na ako sa mga nangarap pero nung nalaman ko na one way lang ang ticket, kahit libre pa ‘yan, ayoko na! Maaring magbago ang isip ko pero sa ngayon, mas gusto ko na maglakwatsa na lang sa mga probinsya ng Pinas at sa ibang bansa!

Pero kung gusto mo talaga, gora lang! Maiksi lang ang buhay para panghinayangan mong hindi mo sinubukan! Anong saysay naman kung makapunta ka ng buwan? Malaki ang saysay nyan kung pangarap mo nga! Bakit? Kasi kahit papaano, may isang natupad na pangarap mo! Mahirap ba? Uu sobra pero kung pangarap mo talaga eh, why not poknat?! Salita lang naman ang imposible eh. Gogogo! 😀