Twenty Five

I was born 25 years ago, five months before Fidel Ramos’ much-repeated victory leap, three months before Ninoy Aquino’s wife became Cory Aquino, a full month before Ferdinand Marcos announced he would hold presidential snap elections. I am, by all intents and purposes, what the national media have been calling an Edsa baby, one of the millions born at the cusp of God’s revolution, the target audience of congressional privilege speeches and television documentaries preaching patriotism and nationhood.
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Mar 3, 2011 under Youth | no comment

The truths every Filipino should know…

Today, I will write a manifesto. I’d like to correct the perception that my generation is apathetic to the state of the nation. Issues of policy, of poverty, of the national economy—all these are supposedly beyond the scope of our interest. It is not true, but such is our inexperience that we look toward the obvious superiority of our elders to determine how to go about our lives, to set our moral and ethical standards, to fix upon our minds the path of truth and virtue in a society in constant battle with sin.
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Apr 25, 2009 under Elections, Youth | no comment