Many of you must have caught Mr. Kenneth Manuel’s post (dated 16 November) on how he feels about the APEC Summit 2015 (ongoing at the time). 33,000 Facebook users approved of this post, which has been shared more than 16,000 times (as of this writing).
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His frustration is understandable. I have my own misgivings about how things are run in this country. Frankly, it’s a mess. And the APEC Summit may have just accentuated how bad things are, as pointed out by Mr. Manuel.
But I am hopeful. I am of the opinion that, more than the cons, there are a lot of pros on the flipside; we have a lot more to gain with APEC Summit 2015. I believe it’s a step in the right direction. The road towards getting-our-shit-together is long, but it’s a step forward nonetheless.
I’m now sharing a point-by-point response posted by Ms. Apple Jolo. As of this blog post of mine, more than 62,000 people “liked” her composition, with more than 37,000 shares (mine included, plus my reposting here).
1. If Government has to suspend classes and work this week, there definitely is something wrong with public transportation. But it’s not entirely the throngs of vehicles that may clog the streets; it’s the drivers behind the wheel who need an attitude fix. Government knows that about Juan Dela Cruz and to lessen the burden, you pull the roots before the weeds grow. Continue reading “The APEC Summit 2015: Point/Counterpoint”