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Call of the times SHE SAYS Dinah S. Ventura 03/21/2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Call of the times

SHE SAYS
Dinah S. Ventura
03/21/2011
With all the natural and man-made calamities inundating the world these days, it has seemed to me that our kababayans abroad have been forced to find their way back to the motherland, notwithstanding their reasons for leaving in the first place.

The situations in Egypt, then Libya, Bahrain and Japan have, in turn, pushed the Philippine government to act, and act fast, on repatriating Pinoys.

Overseas workers’ organizations, however, have observed (nay, complained loudly) about one thing through all the worldwide ruckus: the slowness and vagueness of concerned agencies in seeing to the needs of Filipino citizens.

Now nobody wants to criticize unduly here, but we have seen how the world has been shaken and stirred to awareness and action in the last few weeks alone. If anything, the recent events are an indication that things are changing, and changing fast — old ways are no longer acceptable, and new attitudes are being born..... MORE

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