Sapat ba ang tinatawag na “water-proof spirit” ng mga Pinoy para harapin ang mga susunod pang panahon ng bagyo at tag-ulan?

Sa dinalang walang tigil na baha at ulan nina bagyong ‘Maring’ at ng hanging Habagat, tanong ng marami:

Sapat ba ang tinatawag na “water-proof spirit” ng mga Pinoy para harapin ang mga susunod pang panahon ng bagyo at tag-ulan?

“Well it’s not enough. We need action from local government to improve ‘yung drainage system natin. We can’t settle sa thought na kaya naman natin ‘yung baha kasi “sanay” na tayo. Why? Kasi ‘yan din mismo ang palusot ng mga pulitikong nangungurakot. OK lang naman pala satin e. E ‘di walang matinong projects na ginagawa. They can get away with it kasi “kaya naman natin mag survive.”
~ Caren Bermejo, villa specialist mula sa Tondo, Manila

“That ‘waterproof’ spirit is important, but preparedness is equally important as well.”
~ Adrian Enaje, pastoral worker mula sa Taguig City
“The waterproof Filipino spirit is, in a sense indomitable. But if it is not coupled with a sense of preparedness then it would be insufficient. We would be going around in circles year in and year out. The waterproof Filipino spirit must come with that sense of preparedness, because they work hand in hand. If it is there, it means there is a need for continuous improvement, of being better and eventually conquering the hassles and setbacks of a rainy season.” ~ Mond Tieng, product specialist mula sa Manila
“Of course not. Kasi alam mo wala naman talagang
waterproof Filipino nagkaroon na lang para mabuhay tayong lahat. Pesteng ulan ‘to! Siguro meron na ngang tinatawag na waterproof Filipinos. Siguro nga, kasi sa nakikita kong disiplina ng mga tao hindi naman nagiimprove ang problema sa climate change e. Ang titigas ng ulo. So ang mga tao titiisin na lang nila ang kalamidad kasi feeling nila wala naman silang magagawa. So hindi enough na tanggapin na lang natin na waterproof tayo. Kasi there’s something we can do. We need to change, hindi lang dapat gobyerno, dapat lahat. “~ Bheng Obina, call center agent mula sa Tandang Sora, Quezon City

“Of course not. For me, we are not actually “waterproof”. Many Pinoys just go with the flow no matter how difficult or painful days may be. Living in areas greatly affected by devastating natural disasters needs GREAT people for they know or have learned to be adaptive and adjustable with the situation they can no longer change. Practically speaking, like most poor people say, given a decent manner of surviving they will not live along areas where predictable damages, sickness and or death taxes them.” ~ Anabelle Santos teacher mula sa San Juan City

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