In 2012, Speak Your Heart Out!

The year 2011 was notably full of tragedies and controversies not only in the Philippines, but in different parts of the world.

Nevertheless, if there was one good outcome out of all these unfortunate events, it is that more people learned to stood up for what they believe and support worthy causes.

The Journalistic View became my instrument in speaking out my mind and heart, especially about the sizzling issues in the country.

One of the pressing issues that I recently berated was the inability of the incumbent President to consider the importance of the sense or urgency especially when it comes to helping the victims of the recent most deadliest tragedy in the history of the Philippines brought by typhoon Sendong. I am one of those who became furious upon learning that information that President Noynoy Aquino had attended a party while the nation is mourning.

I had experienced several incidents of harassment and others would have attempted to hack this site to prevent me from speaking more. The right of expressions is guaranteed by the Constitution thus give me freedom to say anything, responsibly.

In 2012, my dear readers would expect more fair views. Not just because it is part of my job but I aim to share unbiased presentations of current issues.

Also, everyone should see the coming year as a phenomenon where we all would speak out what’s inside our hearts. If we desire and yearn for change, we cannot achieve this by lying docile or keeping our silence. We need to take action and be in control.

We need to speak out for:

  1. Actions against the effects of climate change thus prevent disasters in the future.
  2. True governance and reforms against corruption.
  3. Children’s rights and welfare. A fight against child abuse.
  4. Fight against piracy, copyright infringement and plagiarism.
  5. Cyber responsibility– against sharing unverified information.

What about you? What do you advocate and wants to speak out?

26 comments for “In 2012, Speak Your Heart Out!

  1. January 3, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Ito ang dapat gingawa ng mga tulad nating bloggers, magsalita! Gamitin ang internet upang maipaalam sa kinauukulan ang lahat ng hinaing ng ating kababayan…

  2. joy
    January 3, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    I pray and look forward just implementation of human rights, fair justice, democracy and good living for all Filipinos this year and onwards

  3. January 3, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Let’s all speak out what’s right and everything that will be good for everybody not just for publicity. Because that what others do, right? God bless us all!:)

  4. January 3, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Right… we all have the right to speak… i agree in all you say… keep up the good work…

  5. January 3, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    tama nga naman pero sadly, no one takes it by heart. I hope 2012 will be different and I am taking on my journey towards that too.

  6. January 3, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Great post! Blogger should learn to open up more. All the best to you and your blog. Happy 2012.

  7. January 3, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    This is true! Kelangan natin magsalita at ipaglaban ang ating paniniwala. Pero bago tayo magsalita, alamain natin ang totoong nangyayari at pag-isipan mabuti ang sasabihin. 🙂

  8. January 3, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    thanks for sharing this view. we really speak out on issues that concern us , all on your list. i also think one advocacy to educate and inform the individuals, communities and businesses to be environmentally sustainable.

  9. January 3, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    powerful message! I love it.

  10. January 3, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    I agree, even with Tungaw. That is why we are bloggers. Yet, we should do it in a constructive manner.

  11. January 3, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    yah , we need to speak out.
    We have all the power to this but always remember to speak out responsibly.

  12. Mei
    January 3, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    I like thew campaigns you are supporting. If all of us, or if not, I hope most, we could have a better place to live in. We have to do something and not just wait.

  13. January 3, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    the problem with us sometimes, we have a very short attention span and our ningas cogon attitude. Ngayon sobrang excited pero next week wala na. Pero I hope this year, things will be different na.. I hope people will really voice out their hina-ing and really push it until the end.

  14. January 3, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Filipinos need speak up more, but with a responsible voice. We, as bloggers can initiate this and help our readers speak up.

  15. January 3, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Go lang! As you said, you have the right to speak your mind. But as an opinion leader, it’s also your responsibility to use this right for the better. 🙂 Have a great blogging year ahead 🙂

  16. January 3, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    People learn from experience. PNoy’s inability to cater to the urgent needs of those Sendong victims, and the harassment and hacking incidents are considered as your sizzling issues in the country. Then what have you done to this issue? You want your readers and me is one of them “to take action and be in control” by “speaking out” on climate change, government reforms against corruptions, fight child’s abuse, fight against piracy, copyright infringement and plagiarism, and against unverified information sharing.

    Speaking out is not easy. Not all has the convenience of modern technology, the facility of internet, or whatever. Meaning it is one thing to suggest and it is another thing to do it. Gets?

  17. January 3, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    we all should be responsible with everything that will do good or harm us.Speak up or firever hold your piece

  18. January 4, 2012 at 12:30 am

    I agree that we need to speak out but also not just all talk, we need to do something about all these…im not into the blame game bec it doesn’t solve the problem…

  19. January 4, 2012 at 12:50 am

    i guess i’m too slow in this, but i will also have to think about what kind of speaking out im gonna be doing…

  20. January 4, 2012 at 7:38 am

    very powerful advocacies…may you share your voice in behalf of your principles this 2012

  21. January 4, 2012 at 9:39 am

    amen to that! we need to be more vigilant… and we need to put our heart on all issues affecting men. it’s long been overdue… they’re great advocacies to begin with Divine

  22. January 4, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Yep! We have to speak out, we need to be heard… We also need to participate and do our part on the changes we wanna see! Nice post! Have a blessed day! =)

  23. January 4, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Such a heartfelt post.

    “If we desire and yearn for change, we cannot achieve this by lying docile or keeping our silence. We need to take action and be in control.”
    – I agree with you here. But more than speaking out, actions should also be done by people. If you want to change X situation, talking about it in your blog will help BUT also make sure that you are doing something about X situation in the real world.

    Much love, Christia

    My 7 New Year Resolutions from 2012 from Christia’s World

  24. January 4, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Not only speak, but back them up with actions as well. Filipinos need to act to help themselves, and not rely on ‘hulog ng langit’ lang. Cuz usually people only work when they’re desperate and put off work when it isn’t urgent. This isn’t the right way to go about it.

  25. January 4, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    A person must be able to live what he preaches. speaking up what’s in one’s heart is truly ineffective if the rest of the world can’t see it on how he lives his life. As Ghandi said BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD.

    We can’t be in control of others but we can be in control of our own lives. We can only give the rest the option to change. the rest is up to them if they take it and even make it better for change to be more effective, or leave it…

    Every great change starts with one’s own small step.

    If a person is against those that causes global warming then apply simple yet effective ways to lessening pollution starting with one’s home.
    If a person is against corruption then he must vote the one he believes to be the right man for the job (and not skip voting due to lack of faith in the government or not being bribed by money).
    If a person is against child abuse then he must start by ensuring his child’s welfare (his child will be a parent too one day)
    If a person is against piracy then he should not buy pirated items.

    with regards to cyber responsibility I think people should do more than by not sharing unverified information in the net. He should also know how to use the net for productivity instead of malicious intent.

  26. May
    January 4, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Standing by and feeling disgust over issues rampaging our country yet doing nothing is the greatest tragedy. So yes, let 2012 be another year of empowerment! Speak out for we alone can bring forth the change we seek. Great post!

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