International Women’s Day Fire and rabies in tandem PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 19 March 2017 15:47


BY Jack Edward Enriquez

The Pinays have all the reasons to be proud borne women.

They are not only beauties unparalleled or unmatched, but they are making big names in all fields of endeavor or profession around the world.

The most talked about in the social circle is Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, the 2016 Miss Universe, who turned over the crown to the newly proclaimed winner in the most prestigious beauty contest during the program held right here on Philippine soil. The next beauty queen of the world is the lovely girl representing France. Other Pinay beauties who had worn the much coveted crown were: Gloria Diaz and Margie Moran. And many other women from this part of the planet have mesmerized the world with their irresistible beauty.

Another woman, a young weightlifter, astonished the Olympic enthusiasts all over the world. She’s Midilyn Diaz from Mampang who caused to erupt the tiny dot named Zamboanga City on the world map when she won the gold medal in the Olympic Games last year in Brazil.

Known as the Icon of Democracy, Tita Cory was the first lady president to lead this country. Another one was Gloria Macapagal who is now a solon representing Pampanga. Others are: Chief Justice Sereno and Ombudsman Carpio. In both houses of Congress many legislators are women. Judges, LGU heads, in police and military services are outstanding women. This year’s PMA graduates a young lady cadet is at the top. Practically in all fields of life women are shining brightly or, at least at par with their male counterparts.

Hence, they deserve to be recognized. Recently we’ve celebrated International women’s Day. Congratulations!

On the other hand, it cannot be denied that there are women who are bold enough to play with fire. Oftentimes the outcome is desperation and broken homes. Like collateral damage children are abandoned in the streets. Not only ugly and aye sore to our tourists, but they are criminals in the making.

Others who are reckless with fire would find themselves homeless and stripped of everything they possessed. And they seek shelter in schools and barangay open courts or by the roadside.

Children should be kept away from fire. Remember fire can bum everything including fame, honor and dignity. We are now on the fire preventing month.

March is also the Rabies Awareness Month. Why do we have to celebrate Women’s Day in tandem with fire and rabies? Perhaps, it’s because fire can destroy everything that a woman has attained. All of sudden everything is gone in the blaze. But why Rabies? Because threat to life while women nurture life.

A broadcast journalist expressed his views” Women are the mothers of our children, the seedbed of the Filipino race and the cradle of humanity. Now they have become builders of a nation, the Filipino nation.

In other words, women should be extra careful with fire at all times. Keep them safe from dogs infected with rabies as well as men with rabid minds.