We are embraced by the will of the motherland to free us from anyone who claimed before us. We are nurtured and equipped by our own spirits, full of nationalism and the fervor to fight.
We are colonized, we are in mixed of cultures and religions. We are the country that was mold by the power of its own people to be united as one.

Today, as we celebrate our independence, questions might be bugging us… are we really free? It has been declared, it was written in the history, but are we really free? Or are we our own prisoners?

We are free from other nations but are we free from ourselves? Do we make our own detainees? Mournful to think about but it’s true. Observe we must.

The outtakes of the government, the despairing circumstance of graft and corruption, and the various occurrences this Republic underwent that didn’t serve its people.

We are declared free and independent yet we suffocate ourselves by our own agendas that wouldn’t serve us at all. Predicaments of greed, enthusiastically frolicking people for our own benefits, taking too long to take action to solve and help this country and its people to have a better and brighter tomorrow.

All of our tomorrows are unsure and all of our present wouldn’t be perfect. We have the choice; and that every little thing must have its own multiples yet we don’t maximize it. Would this nation be how it really should be? Are we going to suffer more before we reach the top? Or are we just going to suffer without moving towards the goal that we promised our future?

Nothing is sure about anything, but one thing that must keep us going is the promise of today that all of our unsure tomorrows will be faced with dignity, honesty and love for this country.

A promising Independence Day to all Filipinos. Mabuhay!

Author: shainnehostalero

Shainne Hostalero, MDC is a social entrepreneur (owner and founder of Happy Shift PH), a communication scholar, and a writer.

2 thoughts on “Freedom”

  1. \”Whether we're on the path toward victory or defeat is determined by the very next choice we make. May it be that of an overcomer. -Lysa Terkeurst\” Happy Independence Day! šŸ˜€


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