Dear Marck, Six Years From Now:
I’m writing this knowing and having the feeling that you probably just sat there, taking things as they came, offered an opinion here and there, and gave up, thinking it’s none of your business anymore.
By now, you should have a fair understanding of how – and why – democracy works. The reason why that man was your President is not solely because of the choice I made or did not make. Millions of other Filipinos contributed to that decision, to the course of this country’s leadership. I hope that in those six years, you didn’t look at your ballot or your vote as a contract to surrender your rights. I hope that you do not believe that oxymorons like “benevolent dictatorships” solve these country’s woes. I hope you paid your taxes, I hope you abided by the law, and I hope you exercised your duties as a citizen, and not banked all your hopes to a six-year Presidency.