I will start with a question: Why poverty is distinct? We all know that poverty injects pains and hardships to people and country. And there are surveys that because of pain brought about by poverty, some people (especially the poor sector) have died by SUICIDES, INSANITY, IGNORANCE and DISTRESS.
Will you agree if I said that Cheating, too much Politicking, addiction to Drugs, addiction to Gambling, addiction to Alcohol, and Corruptions of some of our Officials are some of the many reasons to mention why poverty is distinct? And this is a social phenomenon that cannot be prevented alone through the unending debate between the feuding politicians!
Cheaters are not discouraged because no one stands up to be called upon to account for their actions. We tolerated and disregarded these wrongs and we do not care about them, so cheaters are continuing cheating. In politics, cheating is so rampant. Politicians are fighting for power and are using the innocent masses to acquire it. And the one who are paying the price for this are the poor people and the country.
Addiction to drugs like cocaine, solvent, shabu, marijuana and other substances or liquid drugs is an epidemic disease happening in the countryside. It victimizes our children and the young students as well. That even the highest authorities are getting the difficulty to stop the problem. Playing at a game of chance for money or other stakes while ignoring the true outcome of gambling are putting ourselves and our future to a risky situation. This addiction of gambling if not controlled will destroy the good relationships between husband, wife and children.
Addiction to alcohol is also one of the many reasons for poverty. It is believed that alcohol is a common enemy. Although selling of alcohol is a good business. However, the worse thing about the stuff, it damages and demoralizes the moral and the good character of the person addicted to it including those who make it and those who sell it.
I remember when democracy was restored in Philippines in 1986, was believed that corruption was also democratized. The Filipino people had learned the way of journalistic declaration that their leaders were corrupts, starting from the Administration of the former President Marcos down to the present administration. This added to the current overflow we see in electoral politics too, many aspirants want to engage in politics, as they believed it is the only way to earn, barring moral application of hard works in legitimate business.
I am already in my 50s and I found that unemployment, hunger, education and shelter are the most common problems that the poor sector are facing nowadays, and this condition hovers over many lands and there are millions of children around the world who are malnourished, cannot attend school, dying for food and no shelter to house them.
The truth of the matter is that - poverty cannot be stopped but it can be reduced - if we stop from cheating, stop too much politicking; go away from drug, gambling and alcohol. Be a God-fearing citizen. Forget our differences and unite to cure our country of its debilitating ills. Stop bickering among ourselves and leveling accusations against our leaders that will only add to the chaos, tension and fear. We should limit demonstrations and rallies, all that we do is to add to the fear of investors depriving ourselves of the investments needed to kick-start the economy. And our officials and the feuding politicians should unite and co-operate to give the people good governance. They should show vision, unity, determination, responsibility and motivation.
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