We must not only rely on individual efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The state has to fulfill its obligations first by addressing structural problems as they cut across classes.
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'To ask whether a person is privileged (or not) only elicits unproductive discussions. The question we should ask instead should be: how do we make sense of the privilege that we have?'
'For vulnerable sectors, crisis is a gun to the head: they always have to bear the full severity of the consequences'
'Not a lot of upper-class and middle-class Filipinos realize how good they have it in the midst of this lockdown. They forget to check their privilege, and come off as incredibly insensitive and narrow-minded.'
'I love the Philippines. I love the people in it.... So I will not turn a blind eye when government incompetence makes these people suffer even more.'
Marguerite de Leon
'There was a part of me that wanted to stand in front of the checkout aisles and shout at all the folks nursing their loaded carts: STOP IT! STOP BEING SO SELFISH! Andaming nagugutom sa mundo!'
It’s the most rational and ethical thing to do to help slow down the spread of this pandemic
A preacher in church once said, 'Do not just step into the open door, walk into the open door. If you’re afraid, then do it afraid.'
Hearing my daughter’s first cry instantly transformed my world. Having gone through hell, I was inexplicably happy.