We made headlines again worldwide. Nope, it’s not because of another Charise Pempengco’s american TV guesting, and neither it’s because the country won an international award or something but nothing more than the Philippines ranked fifth in a recent global hunger survey, with four in 10 poor Filipinos going hungry in the last 12 months. This is according to the survey done by Gallup International which is a registered association in Zurich. Gallup was established in 1947 and currently has member-agencies in 65 countries, conducting market and opinion research in more than 100 countries.
Enough with the bragging that we are a developing nation. Figures state that our countrymen don’t have food on their plates. May God have mercy on those vultures in power who selfishly corrupt economic funds without remorse.
And for most hungry Filipinos, we can’t solely blame those insensitive traditional politicians whom you elected to positions but rather we have to do our part in any way to uplift ourselves from poverty.
We cannot depend on anyone for our own plate. I remember my late grandfather’s favorite cliche, “Buntot mo, hila mo.”