Stop the Negativity

Posted on December 5, 2004 - 10:28pm :: Contributors
Panjee Tapales Lopez 05 December 2004 | Philippine Star I was momentarily disoriented by a friend’s ring tone recently. When he finally picked-up, I greeted him with, "Ganyan? Ang Pambansang Awit?" ("Is that so? The National Anthem?) "Oo. Ganyan," he dramatically quipped. "At iyan nalang ang maitutulong ko sa kawawang bansang ito". ("Yes. Indeed it is. It’s the only help I can offer this poor country") We laughed about it, even as we both knew his frustrations were real. He said he was boarding a plane in a few hours to do business abroad as there was no business here. He sighed about the helplessness and hopelessness that cloaks the nation. We spoke about the attitude of people; not just about our country but in general. The Pinoy morality. The evolution or devolution of the Pinoy.