Foreign Service Insider

A frank and open forum on the Philippine Foreign Service and how it affects the lives of millions of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).

Friday, September 01, 2006

The Sound of Silence

I have been silent since June. Why? Because too many things have been happening that I felt needed unity -- if not unity, at least silence and cooperation.

The war between Israel and Hezbollah exposed our OFWs to the line of fire, necessitating their evacuation.

What awful sight it was to behold our high officials in the government, bickering over money and who's in charge.

How I envy Israel and their wartime solidarity. There is much we should learn from them. They may quarrel amongst themselves constantly, but when it is their country, their "eretz Israel" that is at stake, they will stand together.

In our case, the opposite happens. We resort to finger-pointing. It was pathetic.


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