Wednesday, August 20, 2008

AUGUST 21, 1983



25 Years on,


we have a President who seems hellbent on
perpetuating herself in power forever;

we have a bloody war in Mindanao;

we have a rubber stamp Congress;

we have corruption in all levels;

we have police checkpoints;

we have an oil price crisis;

what has changed?



Was it worth dying for?





A quarter of a century ago,
his sacrifice reminded us
that our nation isn't hopeless;

hopelessly crazy, perhaps,
but definitely not hopeless.

It may take another 25 years,
but thanks to Ninoy,
I'm never giving up hope.


2 Comments:

Anonymous caryn said...

very well written. i'm not about to give up on the philippines either ;-)

August 21, 2008 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger spanx said...

>>>caryn,

great to know that!
thanks for dropping by my blog ",)

August 22, 2008 at 4:16 PM  

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