Saturday, 12 June 2010

Happy Independence Day, Philippines!

112 years ago today, the Philippine flag was first unfurled at the house of Emilio Aguinaldo at the Proclamation of Philippine Independence from Spain. Long story but finally, the Filipinos gained their freedom at last after being colonized by the Spaniards. Many things have transpired since then. The Spanish subject, used to be taught in school, was abolished in the 80s. The Philippines was second to Japan in economy. Lots of foreign students from neighboring countries came to afford the high quality education. It was once an envy to many Asian nations.

But look where the Philippines is now. Where have all its glories gone? Sucked and drained by monster politicians.

Oh, Philippines, my Philippines! There is never a moment in my life where I didn't long to see you back in your glorious days. The days when your children didn't have to go to other countries to earn a living because they had enough of what they needed at home. Oh, if I could only turn back the time.