was greeted this morning with this video shared by N on FB. i have to say, i got goosebumps listening to it. people power. peaceful revolution. that is truly one of the philippines’ gifts to the world. 25 years later and we’re still seeing its impact across the globe, most notably in the middle east.
but 25 years later, filipinos have to be telling themselves: we should be doing better than this. it’s very disheartening to read about the maguindanao massacre, the corruption, the nepotism. it seems some of the names may have changed, but the old ways seem to have remained.