when your suitor ask
what you want...
The message was sent to me by a friend. It's just some kind of a joke when you just read it but pay attention to it, it speaks the reality here in the Philippines!
My gradparents and I usually go to the market every week to buy things(groceries, ketchen products, etc.) we need at home and my Lola's medicine. Now we do it twice a month. And if my aunt goes out to the market he(my lolo) would just send her money and she'll do the groceries for him so he could not waste money for the gasoline. And these past weeks I would often hear him saying: "mahal na ang bigas, mahal na gasolina, mahal na lahat! haaayyzz... wala na talaga!" My mother and aunties(guess the whole citizen of the Philippines) are also complaining with the prices of products in the market, specially the price of RICE!
1 kilo of rice today's worth PHP 42.00. Would you believe that?!...well, you need to, it's the fact!
When I was in high school, 1kilo of it just worth PHP20 something. I'm in my 4th year college now, and in just 4years, its price was doubled! phew!
I always believe Philippines has hope..but at this point of time, with these crises(political, economic, agricultural, societal) we're having right now...I don't know! I'll just wait for miracle I guess.
We are not rich and we are not that poor neither...and the over pricing in the market is really a BURDEN for us...how much more to those poor people, the poorest of the poor?! Do you think they will survive in a JUST way? I don't think so!
I guess the author of that texts just wants us to open our senses to the reality. We have to be concious on what is happening around us..and be ready to the unstoppable reality!
PHILIPPINES: Rice shortage hits poor as government grapples for solution