Give credit to whom credit is due.
I would like to dedicate this post to congratulate and honor my fellow bloggers for the successful Pinoy Bloggers Outreach.
Nahihiya ako at naiinggit.
Nahihiya dahil hindi na ako nakapag contribute na kahit man lang isang pisong duling. Napaurong ako dahil hiningan ako ng 1 million. Hahaha! Biro lang. Hindi pa din kasi dumating yung sweldo ko. Lately ko lang nakita yung details. Nabasa ko ito one time sa post ni Archieviner.
Naiinggit dahil gustong gusto ko maging part ng ganitong mga programs. Hindi naman ako philantrophist or anything. Dati akong activist, at laging nasa puso ko ang pag-mobilize at pag support ng mga projects to educate and help the needy and give voice to the minority.
Medyo nag-iba na ang hangin ko kaya naka suporta na lang ako sa outreach programs ng church namin at sa association ng Save the Children.
I was really impressed kung paano nag-materialize ito.
It started with a simple dream. And then, an idea. And then, the idea became a reality, and my God, what a reality! It made a lot of children smile. Dahilan na rin sa sayang dala ng mga bloggers.
I remember taking part in a meeting of community leaders para pag-usapan ang pagbuo ng isang outreach program para sa isang certain village sa Pilipinas. The discussions (and debate) rivaled the heated exchanges in a Senate hearing or a committee meeting in the House of Representatives. The noble dream of helping the poor was being made real by the machineries of ego, politics, and idiocy. Ang tagal bago na-finalize ang concept. Pero salamat sa Diyos at nagkaroon ng magandang result.
Pero this PBO started with the collaboration of four particular bloggers- Gracie from graciesnetwork, Mar of Unplog, Arline of The Pink Line, and (one of our top icons) Arvin of Archieviner. And January came, and the deed was done!
Quick wits and quick actions. Best of all, the people behind the scenes, the bloggers, the volunteers, organizers and officers are people with noble and humble hearts.
I hope this thing gets to Sen. Tito Sotto who did nothing but belittle bloggers.
These Filipino bloggers don’t just write things. They don’t just share raunchy stories. They don’t just rant. They don’t just post their random thoughts. Behind these blogs are minds that are broad and intelligent and hearts that are pure and humble. Bloggers are not internet beings. Tao din sila. Mga tunay na Pilipino- sa isip, sa salita, at sa gawa.
Mabuhay ang mga blogerong Pilipino!