Just five days shy of the elections, I stumble across this video on Facebook. I swear, I'm a sucker for click-bait headlines.
So I click and expect a funny surprise. Never did I expect, though, to end up teary-eyed.
Young people who never lived through the Martial Law era may have a glorified image of it. I don't blame them. I blame our education system. In school, our Araling Panlipunan textbooks don't tell us what really happened. It's stories of teachers on the side that we get a glimpse of its reality.
I just signed the petition at the end. You may want to consider it. It's addressed to our Department of Education (DepEd) to re-write Philippine history books to include the full story of the Martial Law era.
As my former colleague shared, "Today is World Press Freedom Day, and I celebrate my right to post this without fear of being persecuted or killed. May such liberties never be taken away from us by another dictator."