I have been contemplating whether to share or not share with you this email I got just this afternoon. This cold evening, after thinking things out over a cup of coffee, I finally decided to share this with you. The way that this mail has warmed my heart after reading it, I also hope this would do the same to all observers of Bulan as well as to our Mayor Helen De Castro and her Team. I firmly believe that we can reach our good sides and most importantly that of our public servants if we establish a way of constructive communication with one another and focus on good intention and reward for any good work done.
Bulan Observer was launched with this objective in mind, and not to cultivate hate among us; it doesn’t support anybody indiscriminately but support only his/her good intention and achievement for our town. “Continue your good work!” are words that summarize our approach in politics, words that should motivate us to do good works in any form for our community. By the way, these words came from a fellow Bicolano, from Senator Francis Escudero, words that I just cannot keep for myself for his message is for all of us. Here’s his email:
Good afternoon! Thank you for sending an e-mail through my Online Office. Feel free to browse the website. It was put up in order to provide Filipinos a venue for understanding my legislative work and position on national issues. Through features like the forum and comment box, site visitors can send their thoughts and criticisms that serve as an opportunity for self-reflection and self-improvement.
I admire your work on the Bulan Observer. Its long-term goal of creating a huge non-partisan Bulan On-line Community that let members post their thoughts on corrupt practices and injustices in the town is impressive. It is really admirable that you harness new technology in encouraging pro-activeness and vigilance among people. Continue your good work!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!