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The End of Poverty

It has been quite some time since I bought a brand new book (not borrowed, not from a second-hand shop). I was supposed to buy a fictional book - something light to read. But I glanced through the bestseller's list and I saw the book by Jeffrey Sachs "The End of Poverty". Being in a very optimistic mood as Noynoy begins new management of RP, I bought the book in the hope that it can offer some insights into how RP can move ahead as the new superpower of southeast asia.

It has been bugging me that we have been surpassed by our neighbors - Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. We have so much potential and we weren't able to put our acts together. Although some wanted to get out of the country to get a better life, but personally, I love the Philippines so much especially the chaos and I want to stay put and go through the adventure of the Aquino presidency.

Of course, one of the suggestions in the book was for IMF to cancel the big debts of impoverished countries. It may seem unfair but it really makes sense.

But one of the concepts that I read that I feel will truly help us in "giving money to the poor" - not for business but for them to give food, clothing and proper education to their children.

The good Bible told us that "The poor will alway be with us." But I feel that comparatively, there will be poor people compared to the rich but poor doesn't always have to mean impoverised-without sufficient food and education. There has to have a shift of resources that will empower everyone to lead decent and productive lives.

I wish Noynoy can get his wits together and be guided by the souls of his parents. I pray that he surround himself with competent people who will establish changes that will our lives better.

I believe in him since I feel that he has a good soul. I pray that Kris reads the book and offer good counsel to Noynoy.



Dahon said…
bru, inspiring post! as in, sulat mo to kay Noynoy...

Medyo di lang ako agree sa last line.."Kris offers counsel.."

Parang awa, wag naaa..gumugulo! hahaha!
Toni said…
hahaha... harhar.. sorry, fan ako ni Kris! :)

Dragonboat tayo Rose ha! :)

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