After almost 400 years of being a colony of Spain and almost a decade of America, the Philippines declared independence 121 years ago.
Then, in 1940 -1945, the Japanese ruled it and since then, it became supposedly independent.
But are we truly free from foreign domination? Can we truly say we can stand on our own? Yes indeed. We are so free, careless and reckless. As a people, we do things as if there is no tomorrow. On we do not do things because there is always tomorrow. That is why we are so dependent –so dependent on nature, so dependent on act of God and on the help of others. “Bahala na” or come what may.