Filipinos: Then and Now

Palawan Daily News - - Front Page - By Har­ley Ser­vando

Filipinos are known to be re­silient and hos­pitable. We are like BDO, find­ing pos­si­ble ways to solve prob­lems.

We choose to be tough and still smile de­spite how heavy the bur­den we do carry each day.

The smile on our faces make us who we are to­day.

We are united whilst be­ing caved in by this seem­ingly chaotic era.

We are still able and con­tinue to give hues to life and color the dif­fer­ent as­pects of it. We are driven by our dreams and pas­sion—the per­se­ver­ing, de­ter­mined and ig­nited heart, body and soul. We keep on go­ing al­beit we are fight­ing against our own de­mons.

We are gen­uine and are ca­pa­ble of ac­cept­ing and re­spect­ing each one’s per­spec­tive and run through val­leys of norms and val­ues mak­ing us iden­ti­fied and as learned hu­man be­ings.

We con­tinue to give what­ever we can pos­si­bly give in spite of also be­ing in need. We show per­pet­ual love and em­brace each one with our true per­son­al­ity mak­ing us be­ing loved back also.

We cel­e­brate the vic­to­ries and suc­cess of oth­ers es­pe­cially those ones clos­est to our hearts. We let each of one of us know and un­leash our in­ner beauty and skills bring­ing us all into a brighter pic­ture of jour­ney.

We never for­get to re­mem­ber our loved ones who have passed away. Of­fer­ing them prayers, can­dles, flow­ers and even foods just to show how we dearly love them.

We are re­li­gious. For most num­ber, of which are Ro­man Catholics, we pray the Holy Rosary and the Novena, and at­tend Holy Eucharis­tic cel­e­bra­tions with our loved ones.

We honor and praise Him, and bring back the glory to Him. We cel­e­brate spe­cial oc­ca­sions, may it be grand or sim­ple, and ready the ta­ble for the whole fam­ily, rel­a­tives and friends flaunt­ing of how fam­ily-ori­ented Filipino fam­i­lies are.

We are Filipinos. Born in the land of The Pearl of the Ori­ent Sea—true-spirit­edly Filipinos of then and now.

“We honor and praise Him, and bring back the glory to Him.“...

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