We had our impromptu speech in our SP133 class yesterday and luckily my topic was Chip Tsao! I know this may sound a little geeky but I know Chip Tsao, I know what he has done and what impact he has made in our country..(for the benefit or everyone, Chip Tsao wrote in his article a satire about the Philippines being a “NATION OF SERVANTS” some 2 or 3 months ago).
Yesterday I said in my speech about STIGMA and a while ago I was driving along commonwealth and whenever I see the Traffic Police I feel afraid, I had this weird feeling that maybe they are after me, that they need to “kotong”, that they will accuse me of a violation that I never really did and then the STIGMA word hit me again.
Stigma- a mark of shame or discredit.
Communication is a powerful tool but can its power overcome a stigma? can communication change the way people view the traffic police and kotong? can communication change the way Chip Tsao looks at our country? can communication change the way we Filipinos view GMA and FG (maybe nothing or no one can really change our view of GMA and FG because they just really hay…GRRR!haha!)
Can communication do all of these??
“Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but STIGMA and bias shame us all”- Bill Clinton