IV. Individual Theological Reflection
One of the major social problems that the Philippines still encounters and could not eliminate is the problem of poverty. It is pretty obvious since there is a display of substandard houses for rural areas in most of the places here, a presence of improper drainage systems in our canals and also of bad road systems. There are no adequate social facilities in each barangay for people’s safety, health, growth and education. Also the transportation could be very tough and difficult because of the traffic. One transportation problem that is particularly in Mandug is the turn and schedule of trips of the PUJs in Mandug, because of that many residents there have inconvenient time in travelling. Jeepneys standby on terminals and only depart when passenger seats are full so when you work or study for example in Buhangin and you live in Mandug and the terminal is located in Acacia, by the time the jeep passes by the your working place or school, there would no longer be room for you to ride on. Now, you must take a double ride in order for you to get home which is pretty inconvenient and costly especially when you belong in the low working class. Personally, I think the government should pay more attention to the poor and help them get better paid jobs for them to improve their lifestyle and have a more comfortable life. It should provide the citizens with the essential and basic social facilities, public services that the people need and could benefit from. Also in my opinion I do not like the idea of social classes because for me it divides the society. Deuteronomy 15:7-8, “If there is a poor man among your brothers in any of the towns of the land that the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tight-fisted toward your poor brother. Rather be open-handed and freely lend him whatever he needs.” According to the Bible, we should offer whatever we have to the needy. It becomes our moral obligation to help and assist...
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