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.


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...


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

August 22, 2008 at 4:16 PM  

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