Monday, August 21, 2006

Our 1st Anniversay - Dedicated to Ninoy

Today, on his 23rd death anniversary, we honor the memory of Senator Ninoy Aquino - son, husband, father, uncle, friend, and Filipino hero. Among many other values he strove to live up to, Ninoy embodied the value the great majority of us seem to have lost - unselfish devotion to his country coupled with bravery against all odds. Till the end, his unflinching belief in his people gave him the strength to say that we were worth dying for. We cannot let that challenge go unanswered.

Although we cannot compare ourselves to Ninoy, the convenors of the Black & White Movement, on this our first anniversary, continue to try to embody and keep alive the values Ninoy stood for. For as long as we must.

To our friends and supporters, including readers and commenters on this blog, who have stood by us throughout this struggle, you have our deep gratitude and respect. May you continue to walk this difficult road with us.


schumey said...

Happy Anniversary! We chose this path to take though hard and and full of danger. We must not allow another tyrant to waste what we gained back in '86. Kudos to you for standing up for our rights and beliefs.

Helga said...

Thank YOU, schumey! It is a privilege to be able to air and actively defend our shared views and beliefs in the public domain. On the other hand, it's sad that we still need groups like ours to point out injustice and corruption. Just as you said, this is a hard path, but we must keep on course. We may not have the numbers, but we certainly have the energy to keep on.