Pakiusap lang October 1, 2011Posted by quiapo in Musings / Random Thoughts.
Tags: DPWH photoshop scandal
I’ve been reading the reactions to the DPWH photoshop scandal on various sites and I’m kinda disheartened every time I read a reaction that they’re ashamed of the Philippines and/or of being Filipino due to this incident.
Yes, the one who photoshopped the pic was a Filipino, the one that posted the pic in fb is a Filipino, the three DPWH officials in the photo are Filipinos, and the DPWH is an agency of the Philippine Government.
But these are just how many people? Some seem to forget that aside from those guys, there are also other Filipinos. I am a Filipino, a proud one at that. My family and friends that first spread word that the DPWH tried to use photoshopped pics “para magpa-pogi” are also all Filipinos. Tunaynalalake (TNL), the first major blog to repost the issue, link to my blog, and has been very instrumental in spreading the issue, is also managed by Filipinos. All the other bloggers, twitter, tumblr, plurk, fb users that reacted and reposted the photoshopped pics, guys like Jim Ayson, they’re all Filipinos. All the ones reacting here in my blog, angry at the DPWH and demanding an explanation, they’re all Filipinos. All the ones currently raging on DPWH’s FB page are Filipinos. The creative people that post their ‘shopped pics of the DPWH officials in DPWHERE are all Filipinos. Everyone offended by what the DPWH did are Filipinos. And most importantly, The ones that are currently trying to put those responsible to task, and whose collective voices are demanding and expecting more from the government – are Filipinos.
So… please don’t be ashamed of the country and its citizens. There may be a few bad eggs in the batch, but seeing the reactions here and all over the internet, you should actually be proud to be Filipino, because we will not let the government treat us like fools again.