Gold: Our ‘Conflict Diamonds’
As a balikbayan, sometimes you’re confronted by a situation that makes you embarrassed to have a Canadian passport. This last Christmas season was pretty crushing for both the Filipino and Canadian in me.
I mean what do you say to a Filipino community where the air, food, and water are poisoned? Where almost everyone has heavy metal poisoning? Where many are suffering horrible symptoms, children are being born with physical and metal illness, and some are even loosing limbs and lives to it,–what do you say when the reason for all this ties back to Canada?
~ by alexfelipe on February 28, 2008.
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