[Blueboard] From a Nationalist's Perspective

Intersect intersec at admu.edu.ph
Wed Apr 27 14:24:27 PHT 2005

>From a Nationalist’s Perspective 
In the latest issue of the Intersect, nationalist Wigberto Tañada talks about 
poverty in the Philippines. He recalls that Edsa 1&2 sparked huge hopes of 
societal change and better lives for the poor, yet, nothing really happened. 
People merely became indifferent. Tañada believes that to get rid of poverty, 
we need to transform the country’s leaders and citizens into Filipinos with a 
strong sense of community and nationhood.     

Together with former senator Tañada, several other key personalities in 
different fields express their opinions about poverty. Among them are: DOLE 
Secretary Patricia Sto. Tomas, Congresswoman Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel, NGO 
veterans Raul Gonzales and Eugene Caccam Jr., Church figures Bishop Chito 
Tagle and Sister Mary John Mananzan, PO leaders Oscar Castillo and Danny 
Edralin, media personalities Howie Severino and Sheila Coronel, academicians 
Dr. Cynthia Bautista and Dr. Antonette Palma-Angeles and National Youth 
Commission chairperson Paulo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV.

Their perspectives on poverty are featured in the latest issue of the 
Intersect, so grab a copy now!

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