“Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed — else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.” -Dwight D. Eisenhower
The Philippines achieved its independence from the Spanish occupation on June 12, 1898, the date of Independence Day we commemorate each year. We also gained liberty from Japan and the United states on September 2, 1945 and July 1946, respectively. Since then, Filipinos have already enjoyed the freedom that our heroes like Lapu-Lapu, Andress Bonifacio and Jose Rizal fought for their lives. We already have the freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom to enjoy and enrich our native land.
But wait, are we really free right now? Have we preserved the gift of liberty that our heroes gave us? Alas, many Filipinos are still living like slaves today. Our country is still suffering from the following invaders that enslave the citizens of our nation. [Read more…]