An idea for the rich

Isidro Ramos
20 April 2008



It’s not hard to agree with you in your latest article, Mr. Duque, about a Philippine Congressional group going to Africa to attend a world conference on fighting poverty when paucity is right here at home staring them in the face.

Here’s an idea on how local and national politicos will understand the severity of poverty that environs them.

How about Jaycees, Kiwanis, Lions, and the Rotary club as a solid group would host a fund raising dinner to feed the poor by inviting all politicians, media people, celebrities, and with their espouses included pay their way to a P1000/plate.

The surprise menu will consist of half a serving of tinapa, 2 spoonful of rice, and six ounces of tap water. The portion is so meager compared to the rich and powerful but that is the point to send the message on what to do with poverty. Now, soon as the food is served and rage replace all the joyful mood the mother of master host must step in and explain why invitees paid so much for a lowly dinner that is reserved only for the reduced.

If this set-up does not hit everyone in the gut, I do not know what will. I hope this little thought will present the rest of the people who has money and power the will to change the society for the better.

Moral: Do not wait for the last French revolution as a model for the poor and tired Pinoys.


Related Posts

  • Carabao’s head, not a lion’sAugust 26, 2008Carabao’s head, not a lion’sEd Pontaoe 26 Aug 2008 Lion's head at Hundred Islands? How boneheaded NRFD honcho Dr. Wishy-Washy Rosario and Mayor Harenani BRAGanza could become! Placing a head of a lion . . . […]
  • Still proud to be PinoyJune 3, 2009Still proud to be PinoyPrince Henry Dumaran 3 June 2009 Bernie: I agree with you to a large extent. The OFW situation is a national tragedy…corruption is a disgrace…moral decadence that signifies a […]
  • Typhoon Emong victims get new homes finallyMay 30, 2010Typhoon Emong victims get new homes finallyBANI--A new village, called Burobor ti Ayat (Fountain of Love), will soon be completed in the foothills of Barangay Dacap Sur here for 35 families affected by typhoon “Emong” which hit on […]
  • JdV proposes global poverty fund for the poorMarch 20, 2017JdV proposes global poverty fund for the poorTHE Philippine government and other governments in the world should respond to the revelation of OXFAM, a British organization, that only eight persons own 50% of global wealth while […]
  • The Pinoy food saved meJuly 23, 2008The Pinoy food saved meJose Ceralde 23 July 2008 Marifi, It seems that you have it made with your beautiful home, servants, and home in a nice development. Yes, your palate is the first one that will […]