Saturday, October 08, 2005


October 5, Manila - I almost choked on my tears yesterday while watching the news. The police, the military, and the protesters engaged in shirt-ripping, hair-pulling, face-mangling action along C.M. Recto Avenue. No one was spared, not even an old woman who got her head slapped repeatedly.

Inside, I died somewhat. Because no matter how much we do for this country, no matter how much we try - and we DO try - to feature what's best and beautiful in our people and our islands, we still fail.

We all know what's wrong. And all we can do is just sit down and munch on a banana while we helplessly watch the grand melee on TV.

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