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Fire Down Within:  The Assault on the Philippine Family and Values  as portrayed in the book  “Mingaw”
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Fire Down Within: Introduction We are under attack. Not at the point of a thousand guns though. Not by some group of thugs or goons with  knives and clubs. Not by a gang in hoods with all intent and reason to kill. But yes, believe you me, we are under attack The hail of fire may be invisible at this point. No swish or zing of bullets may be heard.  No thunderclap of strong explosion may be shaking us now. But a closer look will reveal  that while we all go on with our routine existence, paying lip service to the normalcy of  life that is being forced upon us, we fail to see that something very essential to us is in  the process of being shred into pieces --
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It is what’s inside and who we are that is under a very vicious attack. The Filipino, even before his self, is about the family. It is the most basic unit of our  society. There is even a saying that as much as people can tell us by who our friends  are, the biggest measuring stick still is on how our family is and how we were raised by  them. To the Filipino, the family is not just about a father, mother and siblings. It is a group  which serves a source of a host of things for us. It defines our character and personality.  It is a source of lessons, inspiration and strength. It is our well of joy in times of plenty  and our strong shield in times of need. It is a source of many things, and then some  more. That is why to many, the family is so important to the point that the family  transcends everything else. It is a trait that most of us hold dear in our hearts.  This for us is a way of life. But what if we find the family in a sudden hail of fire brought about by the necessities of  the   life   around   us?   Now   we   see   families   separated.   Fathers,   Mothers,   Sons   and 
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Daughters leaving for distant lands to seek for greener opportunities, and with this, the  promise of dreams within our reach for our loved ones, And also with this comes the trials. Children growing up without the guidance of fathers  and the loving care of mothers. Young men and women seeking things that the family  used to provide from friends, strangers, in drinking or with someone in bed -- Anywhere  but home  And above all, husband and wives separated by necessity and distance with the line  called sin and temptation in between them.
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