Nadine Lustre recently took to social media to express her thoughts about the notion of “Filipino Resiliency”.
As survivors trudge through their muddied homes.
Many Filipinos on the internet sought to confront a mindset that makes headlines after every disas’ter.
In an Instagram post, actress Nadine Lustre called the resiliency card a “quick fix” used to hide the “real problem.” Successive typh00ns have sparked calls on social media for the government to act faster on disa’sters.
“Our country has been thru so much issues (calam!ty, pandemic, economy, job losses) and it upsets me so much when people pull out ‘Filipino Resiliency’ as a quick fix,”
She added, “It’s def something to be proud of, but really, how long are we gonna keep using that to hide the real problem?”
Nadine expressed her empathy to those who were affected by recent calamit!es and problems. She remarked that our country deserves better.
“I feel for our brothers and sisters who are gravely affected by everything that’s happening. Our country deserves so much better than this,” she stated.
She continued, “Now if you’re scrolling on your phone & seeing all the heartbreaking news but really dgaf cuz you’re not so much affected by the all stuff, PLS check your privilege.”
This is not the first time that Nadine became vocal about her call for better governance and change.
In July, she posted, “Pagbabago, hindi abuso. Pakikiisa, wag mang-isa. Hawak kamay, wag hugas-kamay. I’m a Filipino. I stand for my country. We deserve better!”
Her post then elicits mixed reaction from netizens.
The National Capital Region, Quezon Province, Calabarzon, and Central Luzon were badly affected by the massive flooding brought by the Typh00n Ulysses which started on Wednesday, 11 November.
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