100 days before Christmas 2017

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Well, there are only 100 days before Christmas this year. And if you’ve read my post about Filipino Christmases, you would know that we celebrate the season for months. For others, today marks their true countdown for the celebration.

And if these early Christmas festivities can take away all the bad things that we experienced this year up to this point, I know most of us would gladly have them.

We would rather celebrate. Of course, just see what we have:

 

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The Rise of Human Rights issues in the Philippines. The country is still under the war on drugs, and many are dying as collateral damage.
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Two hurricanes ravaged the USA. Some Filipinos overseas were also affected.
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The Government’s Budget. Netizens slammed Congress after they passed that the Commission on Human Rights will be given only Php 1,000.00 for their budget next year. Most citizens now review the constitution.
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Marcos’ 100 Birth Anniversary. The late dictator was given a special celebration following his 100th birth anniversary, with the MalacaƱang even giving him a special holiday in Ilocos.
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iPhone X launch. Now, owners of old iPhones will strive to get this model and starve themselves.

And more. Conflicting opinions clash about these topics. We cannot blame others who would rather think of happy things than ponder on these. But it does not mean they will not be discussed. They must be discussed intelligently.

 

More than just a mode of diverting our attention, Christmas must teach us the gift of the season: HOPE. Let us continue to hope that our world will survive until all of these will pass.

 

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