Heroes and Barrels

Monday, August 26, 2013

Today we, the Filipinos celebrate and remember the great people who worked and died for country’s freedom and sovereignty. It is our National Heroes’ Day. And as our country faces a critical period as issues of corruption have been surfacing, an event called Million People March is held at the country’s capital. Since we can’t be there, our family joined our parish’s Mass as we call for the abolition of pork barrel. It is a good opportunity too, to teach our child a lot of lessons – integrity, honesty, concern for the poor and others. I believe in the separation of state and church, but I appreciate it that my church leaders know when to step up and lead the people to call for a better society.

After the Mass, we listened to a forum regarding pork barrel. Several sectors of the society were given a chance to express their thoughts and stand regarding the issue. Afterward, we left for late breakfast and some shopping. Now that we are home, we are monitoring the event at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila where the March is being held. It is a Monday and while it is a holiday and rest day for my husband and daughter, it is a different story for a work-from-home mom like me. It is a workday. Aside from reading and writing a review about a company that sells gold ounce, I also need to create a prototype of a souvenir made of polymer clay.

Anyway, it is a good day to be great and to do great. Happy National Heroes’ Day!


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