An appeal

We know war is our worse problem in Mindanao. But a natural catastrophy helped by a man-made disaster such as what is unfolding in Luzon, appears to be an even harsher foe.

Apart from thinking of gathering aid for our evacuees in our conflict zones, I believe it is also a just cause to gather support for the victims of typhoon Ondoy.

We can all pour in any help. As of this writing, a small group of friends are gathering ideas and resources to help.

We hope, too, that our local defense and safety officials learn from this experience and help our people prepare just in case a situation like this confronts us in Mindanao.

I suspect we kept a distance from what is going on in Luzon. We have our own problems here, yes. But only seas separate us from the reality of human suffering. It could happen to us. It has already happened in some parts of our promised land.

We know how it is to suffer the tyranny of war, our losses, pains, and sufferings. We know that this, of all times, is a time to give and build.


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A Journalist from Mindanao

One response to “An appeal”

  1. JR Lopez Gonzales says :

    Why is it that all news about Mindanao are negative? Can’t we find peace in this Land of Promise?
    Being born and raised in the South Cotabato in Southern Mindanao, I tried to answer the questions and pray to raise awareness and answers to this age-old conflict thru many ways, and one of these is thru hiphop music.

    It’s not about religion. It’s about misunderstanding and the attitude of not trying to understand other people. The real battle to fight is within the confines of our minds.

    Check out my blog at:

    And the Panaghiusa Mindanao Rap for Peace at:

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