12 June 2022 the nation will commemorates the 124th anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence with the theme, “Kalayaan 2022: Pagsuong sa Hamon ng Panibagong Bukas” (Rise Towards the Challenge of a New Beginning).
This year it is a bitter celebration for many — for those of us who have survived the People Power Revolution of 1987 we now have to drudge through the next six years under a former dictator’s son and daughter of a current leading human rights violator.
“Rise Towards the Challenge of a New Beginning” — big words we do not believe this government will even try to live up to — to our utter shame and deep regret. It is a sad sorry day for the Philippines — marked by distinctly low-key public celebrations.
Known as “Araw ng Kasarinlan” or “Day of Freedom”.
Pinas kong mahal — you demand too much and are utterly unlovable once again. What have you done to deserve our love and loyalty?
“Maligayang Araw ng Kalayaan!” rings hallow and false in Filipino communities and households around the world. Instead we mourn the injustice of countless years of colonization and subjugation.
wonder | wonder | world vows to fight the good fight and keep up our collective rebel resistance and alliance. As we bear witness to these new batch of leaders of our homeland.
Originally published at http://woaworld.blogspot.com.