Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Ondoy Will Always Love You...

.:Leave Jacque Bermejo Alone!:.

No, really, guys. Leave her alone!

With all the energy we’re spending trying to figure out how to destroy her life, shouldn’t we focus all that energy to rebuild lives instead?

That what she (allegedly) said was rude and uncalled for cannot be questioned. That we respond in kind just shows how easy it is for people to lose track of what needs to be done and instead exhaust all our vitriol and frustration on an easy target.

The government is as easy a target, I would readily admit, but I don’t see why one person’s insensitivity should merit the kind of wrath one administration’s inutility should merit.

At the same time, with the news that Jacque was probably hacked, why is it that these people, so quick to judge, so quick to castigate, suddenly can’t find it in themselves to back off and apologize?!? People were so quick to call her names, but aren’t nearly as quick to take it back? Wow. The gall of these people. Most of these people did this to Ted Failon. Now, they’re doing it to Jacque Bermejo.

Okay, so I’ve wasted enough time and effort on telling people to put their energies elsewhere. Whether it’s Jacque, or some Wondergirls hater who’s poking fun at us all the way from Korea, it doesn’t matter. We have better things to do than give these issues the time of day.

So please, leave her alone. Innocent or guilty, attention and time given to her is attention and time taken away from the people who need it: the victims of Ondoy.

.:And Now That I Have Your Attention…:.

Currently clocking in at around $6000 US or so, Philippine Aid has managed to collect a lot of money for relief operations, but they could still use more. They use PayPal, so it’s very easy to help them out! Please, please do, if you can. It’s one of the easiest ways to give money, and I can personally vouch that the money will go to the right place.

There are many other people out there who can help, such as the Victory Church, with one of their main centers here in The Fort, at the Every Nation Building in front of Market!Market! Tomorrow will be their last day of relief operations, though. You can help them out in cash or in kind up to 5PM tomorrow, and if you wish to volunteer, give them a call at 8171212.

If you wish to help, you can go there, or to Xavier, or LSGH, or Ateneo, or DLSU. These are your best bets, especially now that classes are suspended until Saturday, so relief operations will proceed for that long.

1 comment:

Jehzeel Laurente said...

Unrelated comment: happy birthday marcelle! umabot pa ako! 11:00PM pa lang :D woooooot!