Monthly Archives: July 2014

#NotoSofitel and #BoycottSofitelPH Hashtags Dominate Twitter for Days

#NotoSofitel and #BoycottSofitelPH as you may have noticed, these two hashtags have been consistently at the top trending list in twitter.

Well, consider this a battle cry against discrimination. Here’s the story –

A Sofitel, one of the luxurious hotels in the Philippines have decided to remove UNTV channel on the list of existing TV channels available on their hotel where guests can view and enjoy its highly educational shows. While other channels, they did not delete.

Clearly, hotel Sofitel has singled out UNTV channel, as in, “out” literally.

Historically, UNTV has done nothing bad against the hotel and there is no valid reason for them to do such a thing.

As a result, the supporters of the UNTV, that is also known as the public service channel decided to unite to fight against discriminations. Any people should not be deprived of their freedom to watch and stay tune in any channels on TV and to watch what they want to watch.

Advertisements

A Typhoon That is O, So Strong

Last week, a strong typhoon hit our country. Of all the typhoons that came and left, this is one of the typhoons that brought massive destruction to our place.

Like a typhoon I normally encounter, it was raining at first. I thought that it would only be like one of the typhoons that we usually encounter. But no, I am wrong, very wrong.

I woke up in the morning, earlier than the usual. There was no longer supply of electricity at home and to other nearby places. I took a peek outside and the wind was strong very, very strong.

I came back in my room and the wind gets stronger and stronger. There was this time that I found myself unable to move because of the fear that I have during the strong blowing of the winds. When I hear steel roofs making some noise, I hope that it is not our house’s.

I also thought of the strongest storm that hit our country just last year, Yolanda with an international name, Haiyan. I thought of the place and the people that it struck. I somehow felt what they did during the typhoon.

Instead of me letting myself dwell in worries and fears during that time, I knelt down and prayed to GOD to keep us safe, and thank GOD that HE protected us and kept us safe during the entire ordeal.

The following day, when I traveled I saw many electric posts that have fallen down even some telecommunication posts. Many trees and plants have fallen on the ground and on the streets, even houses, devastated.

Recently, electricity has been restored in our place as well as communication and internet, well, surprisingly and thankfully considering the destructions after the typhoon.

I hope that things will soon get better to people who were greatly affected by the typhoon.

Yes, the typhoon has shaken many but not my faith.

Thanks and glory to the greatest and kindest GOD who never failed to protect and care for us always.