A letter from a teenage Filipino to the WHOLE WORLD

As you are reading this letter, I bet that you have seen/heard about what happened earlier in our country.

Tourists were hostages of a policeman here, Rolando Mendoza. After a few hours of the horrible crime, some of the victims were dead including the hostage-taker.

I wrote this letter not just to apologize but also to let everyone know that we Filipinos are not all like Mendoza. We are loving and good-hearted people.

For so many years, our country has been standing tall and surpassing every dilemma; be it small or big. Years ago (back when I wasn’t born yet), you have watched us fight for what we think is right. We fought for the democracy of our nation.. The EDSA revolution. But that’s just one out of many.

Second. We Filipinos have been serving other countries for our families and we treat you as our own as well. With all due respect, I thank you all for giving us the trust through the years. For helping us to become what we are now.

The Philippines is more than just a group of islands. We are a nation of strong and remarkable people. A country of beauty and love known to be hospitable and well-valued. I humbly apologize for what happened tonight. No one in this world would want something like that to happen for life should be valued.

I politely ask the attention of the world. Please do not judge and mistreat us just because of what happened tonight. I have been searching the net and found terrible things. Hong Kong advices to avoid travels here, China and HK bans Filipinos and that Philippines is the worst place to go.

I can’t blame you for what you have decided but I hope that you could understand. Our country is now in a sea of problems. And I know for sure that we helped you in a way or another. Let peace and understanding reign this time.

I know that this letter will just be trash but I wish that you would understand. On behalf of the Philippine population.. WE ARE SORRY.

As a song puts it…

And I believe that in my life I will see an end to hopelessness, giving-up and suffering. And we all stand together this one time then no one will get left behind. Stand up for life. STAND UP FOR LOVE

Sincerely yours,

Reigno Jose Dilao

Taken from CNN.



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2 responses to “A letter from a teenage Filipino to the WHOLE WORLD

  1. After reading almost all the comments and opinions from all sides, there is only one thing that mark up in my head and it is the repeated and endless blaming upon each other, blaming the police line of course is the top grosser,next is the media and even the President of the Republic got an honorable mention, all I could say is that the damage is already done and we could not take back the loss life even with that of Capt. Mendoza, His family had already apologized and that’s all, Nobody planned it except The Divine Planner, count this as trials but we don’t have to say sorry because it was a co incidence and it happened that they were there at the wrong time and at the wrong place, nobody knows what will happen tomorrow, Let us face it all,and aim for a brighter day to come..

  2. Richard Cheung

    Dear Reigno,

    We understand what problem your nation has and do not blame Filino people. What we anger is your government did not take necessary step to safegard our people. Our people became the victims of your corrupted government and social system.

    Your president’s Dad also the victim of this corrupted government and social system years ago. Therefore, we demand your government should invigate throughly and give us the reply. Why they had not taken the safety of hostage in the first priority? Why they did not handle this case seriously? The whole world now watching how your government doing now. You as the future of Philippines, should demand your government to admit how wrong they have been done (or undo) in this incident. Otherwise you and your nation have no bright future!

    May God bless you and your nation!


    Richard Cheung

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