Our Today’s Reality

Our Today’s Reality

Extrajudicial killings, usage of the drugs which was strictly prohibited in our country, massacres, poverty, corruption, crimes and the newest, the war. And when the news flash on the television, you’ll see the faces of the people who faced oppression and helplessly begging for help.

Let’s talk first about extrajudicial killing which happen here and there, and almost everywhere! Extrajudicial execution is killing of people who are said to be drug lords and pushers. And mind of the word “said” everyone. This means, with or without evidence. Some says, it’s for the country, for what we all wished and wishing, for the peace. But, have you ever imagined yourself being killed without you even have the rights to justify that you’re innocent?!

Come to think of it, guys. Let’s just dig a little deeper than how we usually think. The issue of drugs. May people are addicted to it, even teenagers! It was like drug also means addicting in dictionary. To the point that users even say that when you take or using it, they feel like they’re in heaven. Well, atleast, at first. But then, it goes otherwise. It’s not you who are taking it anymore, but it is now drugs that takes you. You are being addicted! You use it often, it uses you slowly. Then you, being unaware, commit crimes! That’s how it goes! 

Moving on, let’s go to the massacres. Which also have one of the newest news. Have ever heard the family who got killed in Bulacan? It was like doing different crime into one crime. Why? Because this massacre involved too much crime. From robbery, murder, and even rape! Going out to the massacre of the family issue, those crimes I have mentioned (rape, muder and robbery) the one who is involved and suspects were people we believe that the hope of our nation, and yes, teenagers!

Poverty, yes you’ve read it right. The children loitering in the streets begging for some coins which they say it’s for their food, teenager who is out of school youth that may even lead to teenage pregnacy, are some of the cases of poverty. In connection to this, the corruption in government. Billions of fund which should be intended for people are being corrupted by the officials we whom give trust and are votes on! And most of the time, it always went out like that!

And lastly, the war in Mindanao which was caused by Maute’s. Many peoples are killed. Many establishments are destroyed. The whole country is affected.

So many problems, and our country is experiencing all of these. But there’s one root of all these, the society’s cancer, the never-ending “Lack of Education.” Many people who was involved in those oppressed acts are lack of education. We are in a third-world country, or which they say, “developing country.” We’re trying to get up at the mud we’re stuck at. But then, we couldn’t. Why? Because aside from the problem of the lack of education, we are sellfish. We act one by one, that should be as one! We are Filipinos, living in Philippines, so we should do our very own, “bayanihan!”

On the other hand, I believe it’s not too late. We can do a change, not immediately but we will, definitely! By a process! Hand in hand, let’s all wake up to the reality where we are in, stop dreaming into some fantasies, it won’t get you something to eat! And by doing that, let’s make a change! For the better! It will become easier because we’re doing it as one and hand in hand. So let’s do it friend, because it is not yet too late. Not yet!

Extrajudicial killings, usage of the drugs which was strictly prohibited in our country, massacres, poverty, corruption, crimes and the newest, the war. The faces of oppression faced by people who are helplessly begging for help. “The country without miracles, tries to get up from the page. But the bold ink and sharp colors hold it down.” So we should try, to get up with bold ink and sharp colors, with intelligence and wisdom, hand-in-hand, heads up, “WE ARE FILIPINOS!”