It's JUNE 12, Ischoopid!!!
On my way to Rosario, Cavite last Thursday,
I just had to stop and check if GMA hadn't
also changed the date here in this house in Kawit...
While I'm not really against "Holiday Economics",
I strongly believe that there are at least two holidays
you just don't move: Labor Day and Independence Day.
These two days should be held sacrosanct;
May 1 honors the worldwide struggle of the working class,
June 12 marks the Filipino's breaking free of the chains
of over three centuries of Spanish hegemony over our country.
All these Philippine flags in Cavite still give me a thrill,
as they symbolize three hundred plus years of Pinoy Patriots
suffering, fighting, and ultimately succeeding in gaining
Freedom for our Philippines.
The cavalier way that GMA moves around the commemoration
of the Philippine Independence Day is as insulting
as the Americans' successful post-WWII effort to have us
celebrate Independence Day on July 4 (wtf?!?!?!).
And from 1946 to 1961,
we actually celebrated it on July 4!!!
the President elected in 1961 wisely moved our
Independence Day back to June 12, permanently.
I'm very sure that Pres. Diosdado Macapagal
never imagined that his daughter, 40 years hence,
would start playing around with the date
as if she were toying with a Rubik's Cube.
Disrespect for your elders,
Disrespect for your nation.