Friday, April 18, 2014

The Filipino Is Worth Dying For by Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr.


I have asked myself many times: Is the Filipino worth suffering, or even dying, for? Is he not a coward who would readily yield to any colonizer, be he foreign or homegrown? Is a Filipino more comfortable under an authoritarian leader because he does not want to be burdened with the freedom of choice? Is he unprepared, or worse, ill-suited for presidential or parliamentary democracy?


I have carefully weighed the virtues and the faults of the Filipino and I have come to the conclusion that he is worth dying for because he is the nation’s greatest untapped resource.
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*Asian Journal, August 4, 1980.

1 comment:

  1. thanks, used this as an assignment

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