This is a meeting place for all natives of Bulan (Sorsogon, Philippines ) who care about their beautiful town. Naturally, visitors from all over the world are welcome to discover what’s happening in our picturesque coastal town.
We react to the developments in the political area. However, this is not limited to political reporting only but is open to all important subjects happening in Bulan. In short, it’s all about life in Bulan. We promote exchange of information and connect with groups of people in Bulan who have dreams and visions, concrete plans and projects for our lovely town.
The long-term goal is to create a huge Bulan On-Line Community that observes, reacts and exposes injustice and corruption in our town, crime against its people and its environment for the whole world to know it.
This site is non-partisan and is wholly dedicated in representing the interests of the town. We give credit to whom credit is due, demerit to whom it is due. It is this neutrality that one can side totally to the facts and arguments that put Bulan forward.
A fact or argument that puts Bulan forward is anything that is free of selfish interest, respects the individual and the town as a whole, guarantees freedom of expression and democratic principles, advances the moral and political culture and consciousness of the people. Hence, Progress is the process of upgrading (not of downgrading) the moral, political and democratic consciousness of the people of Bulan.
Any political argument or result which deserves a merit or demerit is to be based on this simple criterion.
As in any democracy, plurality of views and opinions is an integral part of the society. Nevertheless, we should strive for responsible way of expressing such opinions and the public should exercise a differentiated reaction to such opinions. This is one basic attitude that facilitates positive change at the same time supporting and maintaining services and institutions already functioning.
Though I have written somewhere else that we are not personal enemies in a democratic system on account of diverging views and opinions, I also agree that any person makes himself or herself an enemy of democratic Bulan when his or her action does not put Bulan forward as explained above.
Bulan Observer distances itself from and condemns any use of violence and direct threat to life to any person in Bulan.
Bulan and those children above deserve a bright future! (photo: jun a. / November 2005)
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