It is a great privilege to me to enjoy  these kind of  Holiday because once upon a time there were brave Filipino Heroes in this land who fought  for my freedom against foreign conqueror. Their blood was spilled in our own ground in exchange for my Independence, my deep gratitude and respect will always be upon them.

And to the heroes that was introduced to me at my early education , I salute the  heroic act you contributed to the history of my home land. You all are extra ordinary. 
Apolinario Mabini-  who despite being physically challenged , unselfishly inked his knowledge for me to have a guide on the First constitution of the Philippine Republic.He serves as the brain of Philippine revolution in 1898.
Emilio Aguinaldo - who became the First leader of the Philippine Republic , He proclaimed the Philippine Independence  on June 12, 1898 at the veranda of his residence in Kawit Cavite.
 Melchora Aquino - more known as Tandang Sora, who in her generosity and love for her countrymen stands as the nurse to the wounded  Filipino's  in revolution . She became the refuge of hungry and sick Katipunero.Her age was 84 when the revolution explode. 
 Andres Bonifacio - Orphan at the age of 14, poor yet has the desire in his heart to break the oppression in the land. He was not able to finish his study, A smart man who loves to read beneficial books like that of  Jose Rizal's work. When J.Rizal was captured in December of 1898, Andres Bonifacio founded the Philippine revolution, the KKK, Kataastaasan, Kagalang galangang ,Katipunan Anak ng bayan. He was known as the Father of the Revolution in 1898.
Dr. Jose P. Rizal - is the National Hero of the Philippines, one of his many novels namely Noli Me Tangere, El Filibusterismo has flamed the heart of many Filipinos in making stand to fight against Spain that oppress the freedom of Filipinos in their own land. He founded the La Liga Filipina , an organization which later gave birth to KKK, headed by A. Bonifacio. J. Rizal was captured and exiled on December of 1898 at Dapitan.  

I know there are nameless Filipino's who fought for the generations to come , that we may now experience what they have not freely acquire in their time. To quote the national Anthem where the lyrics says"   

 The sparkle of the flag of Thine
Is victory that is shining.
The Stars and Sun of it
Forevermore shall never dim.

Land of the sun, of glory, and loving,

Life is Heaven in Thine embrace.
'Tis our joy, when there be oppressors,
To die because of Thee.

Amen! Could you imagine how Filipino life will be today without those brave and fearless Filipino ancestors of ours  this land that traded life for the countries freedom?

1 comment:

kimmy said...

now, that really is an agitating post.. hehe!