Saturday, November 06, 2010

Protesting travel advisories won't make Philippine security problems go away -- dumbass!

Before protesting the negative travel advisories against the Philippines, you first have to ask: What is the problem?

If you think that the problem is the negative travel advisories per se or the implied idea that bigger, more prosperous countries are being unfair to the Philippines, then congratulations! You've got all it takes to be President Noynoy Aquino's adviser.

If you think that the problem is that tourists cannot be adequately protected in the Philippines or that criminality runs rampant or that after decades of peace talks, the Philippine government has yet to really make peace with armed communist rebels and Muslim separatists, then all is not lost.

Cheering President Aquino's protest against negative travel advisories will just lead other countries to confront the Philippines with its glaring incapacity to protect even its own citizens.

It's time we got our country in order first before criticizing the policies of other countries whose only objective is to PROTECT its citizens.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We share the same sentiment. Like Aquino, most of the countries are just protecting their interest -- ie the safety of their citizens.

Kung hindi nga nagawang protektahan ang Chinese tourist against one man, paano pa kaya kung laban ito sa isang grupong as organized as JI, ASG, RSIM, CPP-NPA-NDF?

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