NASA photos reveal God's wonderful creation
By Rudy Arizala
Editor's Note: The NASA PowerPoint of Planet Earth is too large to post on the website. We'll be happy to send it to you. Just let us know if you're interested. Editor
The NASA PHOTOS of planet earth as seen from outer space reminds me of two fundamental things: 1) The Genesis; and 2) What Philippine Delegate to the first 1945 UN Conference in San Francisco, U.S.A. proposed.
!n the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upn the face of deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
And God said, Let there be light; and there was light.
And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.
And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.
And the evening and the morning were the first day.
2. What Philippine Delegate CPR said.
When the UN was being organized and an emblem for the world organization was being designed in 1945, Gen. Carlos P. Romulo of the Philippines proposed that the Philippines be included in the map of the UN for the World. The U.S. delegate said: "General, if we include the Philippines, it would be a mere dot on the world map." Romulo, replied: "Then let us have that dot on the map of the UN." And so the Philippines was included as a mere dot in the UN emblem .
If you view closely and carefully the NASA photos taken from outer space, you would see that the Philippines is visible or could be seen as a mere dot. How lucky we are that our country is one of those countries of the world visible geographically from outer space! The truth and validity of the words of Gen. Romulo were confirmed by the recent NASA Photo.
After viewing the NASA photos, wonder how and why we earthlings blessed by the Lord with such beautiful and bountiful planet earth could be destroying it, polluting it and worse of all, fighting and killing each other when we, out of love, are all creations of the Lord.
Editor's note: On a more personal observations, the ambassador notes:
The beautiful sceneries in the attached video clips - blue or emerald sea, seashores with fine sand and swaying green coconut trees - remind me of our Bayang Magiliw, especially, the seashores in Real- Kapalong - Tignoan route. Also, the Binulasan - Dinahikan seashores and, of course, the Gen Nakar, Catablingan-Ikdan- Tamala seashores.
What made me very sad is when my brother Dading and I together with our pamangkins in Infanta went on a picnic at a beach resort owned by Pareng Pied Magallanes. On the shores of Dinahican, we found lots of "basuras" most of them plastic bags, bottles and bottle-caps. Nobody in Brgy. Dinahikan nor in Infanta-Real-Gen. Nakar seem to seriously care to keep our place free from those "non-biogradable" materials or waste which we
carelessly throw away.
We live on "plastics" including "plastic money"; why feed those marine animals with deadly plastic wastes or basuras by carelessly throwing them away? Why not collect those plastic materials or wastes for re-cycling
process as done in other countries? We no longer save our virgin forests by indiscriminate cutting of trees or illegal logging. Now, we no longer save marine life by throwing carelessly plastic wastes and materials.
If there is in Infanta a "Sierra Madre Task Force" to take care of our forests and waters in the Sierra Madre mountains, why not a "Pacific Ocean Task Force" to keep clear our shores and seas from deadly non-bigradable
"basuras" such as plastic wastes ?
Or, why should not the Philippines join the movement of clearing oceans, rivers and lakes started in Brazil and now in Chile of plastic wastes and basuras?
We proudly say our Bayang Magiliw is comprised of 7,107 islands and islets floating or nestled on the blue or emerald waters of the Pacific. Let us keep our shorelines, seas, rivers and lakes clear of plalstic materials and other garbage. Join the crusade started in Brazil. If they take care of their shorlines, islands and waters in the Atlantic, why not us in the Pacific?