Monday, September 29, 2014

Do you have husay and malasakit to serve others?

Another Manic Monday to face today. As I was doing a laundry list of my things to do this week, an email from a colleague came in. He is one of our volunteers for an initiative that the NGO I am connected with is promoting.

This volunteer is actually an accomplished lawyer who shares his knowledge on labor law and other related topics for the monthly publication of our organization. He sounded apologetic in the email he sent, saying that he won’t be able to send a contribution this month because he needs to supervise the repairs on his retirement home in Visayas after it was damaged by a recent typhoon.

Every time I talk to this man, two words always come to mind: excellence and compassion (husay at malasakit). In many occasions, he has proven how brilliant his mind is and at the same time he has a heart to help people in need.

Incidentally, I saw this new TV commercial from Unilab showing their husay at malasakit thrust and hopes to influence as much as they can to the nation. This is a nice tribute to the people who have use their talent and skills in nation-building without waiting for anything in return.

We have proven many times how resilient Filipinos are especially during various calamities that, if anything, have only strengthened our solidarity as a nation. Some event risked their lives to save others.

Unilab, being the biggest pharmaceutical company in the Philippines, believes in the power of husay at malasakit and has geared their company’s belief in this With all the many innovations they have created, the health and safety of the Filipino people are always at the core. 

If anything, Unilab believes in the spirit of genuine concern to make the lives of other people better. The company has been a trusted name from one generation to another across Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. I can attest to this since I grew up using Unilab products from cough syrup to paracetamol to personal hygiene products and food supplements.

If only husay and malasakit are like vitamins that one can intake every day, our world could have been a better place to live in.

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