It has been years since I posted something political and personal. The site has started to build around the true, good and beautiful – something Imelda have always wanted. But this day’s sad news for most of us, Filipinos, have pushed me to say my piece on the Marcos burial.

Though the Supreme Court has decided to bury the late dictator’s remains in The Libingan ng mga Bayani, he is not a hero for me, still. I am angry, sad, humiliated and gravely disappointed by what our country has started to become. It is funny how the decisions of many have fired back at us, ringing the halls of our dark history and making fools of the fallen many.

I am angry, because we have a president whose foul mouth comes with a foul mind.
I am angry, because he serves only those who he wants to serve and abhors those that oppose him.
I am angry, because we have a leader who comes with a promise of change, only to find out that it is only a change that he wants for himself – and his team.
I am angry, because we are still blind and we forgive ng ganun ganun na lang.
I am angry, because the Marcos burial should be in a place of filth and not in a shrine for heroes.

Malungkot ako, dahil hanggang ngayon ay niyayakap pa rin natin ang mali, at tumatango sa kasinungalingan.
Malungkot ako, dahil babaguhin ng desisyong ito ang nakasulat sa ating mga kasaysayan.
Malungkot ako, dahil nangyari ito sa ating henerasyon.
Malungkot ako, dahil binaboy ng presidente ang ating kasaysayan.

But this will not make me stop in my fight against the Marcoses and this administration. My fight is the fight of other fellowmen, too. Lalaban ako hanggang sa huli. Hindi ako papayag na duraan ng isang makasariling pinuno, at walang konsensiyang pamilya ang ipinaglaban ng aking Ama para kami lumaya at makapagsalita.

Marcos may not be pure evil, but he IS evil still.

Itutuloy ko ang laban sa paraang alam ko. Sa pagtuturo at pagsusulat. Itutuloy ko ang pagki-kwento at paglalahad ng totoo; and hope for the best. Kung kailangan na talagang lumabas sa kalsada at isigaw ang kawalan ng hustisya tulad ng dati; gagawin ko. PUTANG INA!!! Hindi pa tapos ang laban.

The highest courts of our land may have had said their piece. They may be the supreme deciders in our justice system, but there is a much higher Supreme and He has Karma in His hands.

Sana lang ay hindi tayo madamay sa when payback time arrives.

Orly S. Agawin

The author Orly S. Agawin

Orly has been writing for The Jellicle Blog since 2008. He is a training and development consultant by day and an art enthusiast by night. He lives in Parañaque with his mom.

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