CHRISTMAS IS FOR CHILDREN, HOW ABOUT US?

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CAUGHT IN THE ACT: This innocent child shows his love and concern to others, and already cares for the needy. How about us, the grown-ups? Photo taken at LRT Station, Manila in 2010 by ANGEL AYALA during Open Wide Workshop.
CAUGHT IN THE ACT: This innocent child shows his love and concern to others, and already cares for the needy. How about us, the grown-ups? Photo taken at LRT Station, Manila in 2010 by ANGEL AYALA during Open Wide Workshop.

December 25, 2012

Christmas is only for children. Their innocence isolate them from the harsh realities of an inhuman world. The adults know. The grown-ups know that the man next-door may be a beast or a friend. Man’s cruelty to his fellowman is unbearable that even the predators and the ferocious animals cried in terror and scampered to safety upon witnessing man’s dark side.

It is Christmas. We, BicolToday.com, know the harsh realities unfolding, evolving, and developing in our cities and countryside. We know what it is going on. We report to inform civil society. We expose social injustice so that true justice must prevail. We raise hell when state tyranny rams down over the poor people’s throat and twist their tongue and minds to submission.

We seek to know. We evaluate and we report. You decide. We know and you know that the truth will set us free. This is the value of information and knowledge. Because of this, we value to keep you informed and you have the right to know and be heard. This is press freedom.

We are no longer children. We are no longer isolated. We know the difference between paradise and hell. We fight if some statesmen insist that the people are living in paradise when their life is hell. We cannot accept lies being portrayed as truths.

This Christmas, lawmakers are contemplating over controlling information to enslave us, or to protect the free flow of information that will nurture growth for a dynamic society.

Also, this Christmas, some decision-makers and policy-makers are plotting moves they will do starting the first month of 2013. Some of them are planning to control information. While others want to put the press in chains. These people are not in vacation, they are contemplating for next year’s agenda.

BicolToday.com is aware of these, but we are still sane enough to share Christmas with our kids because their innocence gives us assurance that the world is a good place to live. We believe that God-given life is beautiful and good. We want to enjoy this gift and share this to our fellowmen.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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