How God Made the Philippines

I’d like to share something I have read recently..

Once upon a time in the kingdom of Heaven, God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael the Archangel found him, resting on the seventh day. He inquired of God, “Where have you been?”
God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds, “Look, Michael. Look what I’ve made.”

Archangel Michael looked puzzled and said, “What is it?”

“It’s a planet,” replied God, “and I’ve put Life on it. I’m going to call it Earth and it’s going to be a great place of balance.”

“Balance?” inquired Michael, still confused.

God explained, while pointing to different parts of the earth – “Northern Europe (Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Ireland, Norway) will be a place of great opportunity and wealth, but cold and harsh,” “Southern Europe (Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain) is going to be poor but sunny and pleasant.”

“I have made some lands abundant in water and other lands parched deserts. This one will be extremely hot, while this one will be very cold and covered in ice.”

The Archangel, impressed by God’s work, then pointed to a group of Islands and said, “What are those?”

“Ah,” said God. “That’s the Philippines, the most glorious place on earth. There are beautiful beaches, rivers, mountains and forests. The people from the Philippines are going to be handsome, modest, intelligent and humorous and they are going to be found travelling the world. They will be extremely sociable, hardworking and high achieving and they will be known throughout the world as carriers of peace and love.”

Michael gasped in wonder and admiration but then proclaimed, “What about balance, God? You said there would be balance.”

God replied wisely, “Wait until you see the kind of people they elect as their leaders.”

 

2 thoughts on “How God Made the Philippines

  1. Sinasabi sa World Almanac, ang Pambansang Wikang ng China ay Mandarin, hindi Chinese, sa Indonesia ay Bahasa Indonesia hindi Indonesian, ang sa U.S. ay English hindi American etc. etc.. Bakit sa Pilipinas ay Tagalog ang Pambansang Wika natin tinatawag ninyong Filipino. Sa paaralan akala tuloy ng aking mga Tagalog na estudyante na kapag hindi Tagalog hindi Pilipino.Madalas sabihin ng aking mga estudyanteng Tagalog na, Sir, Sir may kaklase kaming hindi PIlipino, sila po ay Bisaya, Kapampangan etc. Naalala ko pa nang una akong magturo sa high school, buwan ng June noon, pasukan noon, binully ng binully ng mga Tagalog kong estudyante ang Bisaya kong estudyante na ” Bisaya! Bisaya! Bisaya!, hindi Pilipino!, nanuntok ang Bisaya kong estudyante, nakaputok siya ng nguso, Isa akong Kapampangan, masakit sa aming kalooban na Tagalog lamang ang tinatwag ninyong Filipino, magpakatotoo nga kayo, huwag nga kayong sinungaling. Naging karanasan ko rin nang ako ay nasa ibang bansa, minsan nag-uusap kaming mga hindi Tagalog sa aming sariling wika nang biglang dumating ang isang Tagalog, at nagsabi na, mag-usap nga kayo sa wikang Pilipino para magkaunawaan tayo. sumagot ang Bisaya, Kapampangan at iba pa, na nagsabi, ano ang palagay mo sa aming wika, hindi Pilipino? Naging resulta pa iyon ng suntukan nang panahong iyon. May Tagalog naman na nagsabi na oo nga Tagalog nga ang Pambansang Wika natin, kasi pag sinabi nating Pilipino ang Pambansang Wika natin, nangangahulugan iyon na tayo lamang na mga Tagalog ang PIlipino sa PIlipinas at malilimutan na na tayo ay mga Tagalog, ayaw daw nilang mangyari iyon.

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