OFW family statue loses arms

By: System Admin in Culture

OFW family statue loses arms

OFW-family-statue-loses-arms.jpgThe metal sculpture on Roxas Boulevard of an OFW being reunited with his family was meant to honor the sacrifice of many Filipinos. But it's been desecrated by unknown persons who may have snapped off the missing arms for scrap metal-GMA news report.


According to the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB):

Based on the 2009 official poverty statistics for the basic sectors, fishermen posted the highest poverty incidence for nine basic sectors in the Philippines at 41.4%, the same level in 2006, followed by farmers and children at poverty incidences of 36.7% from 37.2% in 2006 and 35.1% from 32.7% in 2006, respectively. Poverty Incidences for fishermen, farmers, children, self-employed and unpaid family workers are higher than the poverty incidence among population in the Philippines at 26.5% in 2009.

Among the basic sectors, children, women, and individuals residing in urban areas accounted for the largest number of poor population in the country at 12.4 million in 2009 from 12.3 million in 2006, 11.2 million in 2009 from 10.7 million in 2006 and 5.7 million in 2009 from 5.3 million in 2006, respectively. The fishermen, while having the highest poverty incidence, had the smallest number of poor population at 346,345, followed by senior citizens at almost 1.2 million and farmers at 1.7 million.

Why do people ended up stealing?

It's either because they are poor or simply because they lost values and dignity. Between the two, most likely the reason is because they are poor. But anyhow, I won't accept reasons like they steal because their parents or relatives are sick and they badly need to buy a medicine. Stealing is an absolute mistake-regardless of the gravity of their reasons, it is still wrong to steal.

This is considered a public domain but it doesn't mean that anyone can grab parts of it and take it home. Majority of these millions of poor population(that includes me) are lucky enough because if we have to assess them physically-they are healthy and strong enough. That means, these people should find a job. And don't ever blame the government if these people don't have a job!

Take it from me. I came from a very poor family but I was determined to find a job. Education is NOT ALWAYS a prerequisite to land into a good and high paying job. So whoever stole the arms of those statues, karma is awaiting for you people!

System Admin


System Admin

DiversityHuman.com Administrator came from a very humble beginning. Born in the middle of the jungle. Raised by a very loving mother. Grew with a very hard working father. Experienced poverty at the lowest level.

Posted by DiversityHuman.com on 14 Jun 2012

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