I have been able to enjoy freedom from unbelievable leaps and bounds because of the sacrifices countless men and women fought for in the past. A country of heroes; when often one's blood is exchanged for not his own, but his countrymen. It made me who I am now. Filipino!
There is no other kind of love that would ever compare to one's love for his country. In it's vast archipelago, rich fertile land and stretches of ocean one can't be thankful enough for being born into the Philippines. In celebration of Philippine Independence day, I shall continue to live and make this world a little better than when I found it. I'll try and teach the next generation about what most of our people had to go through in order to give them this democracy and freedom we fought for; and continue to do so in the coming years. I am an inheritor of a very glorious past, my future may be uncertain but I'll continue to be a Filipino by thought, by word and by my actions.
Philippine Independence Day is on June 12th. AXN would like to invite viewers from the Philippines to send their greetings, messages and thoughts about what this particular day means for us. This is our chance to shine on stage on a worldwide level. Make sure your entries are less than 50 words, Tagalog, English or Taglish. Send them before noon of May 31 to their Facebook Fan Page (click here for direct link) or email email@example.com with the subject title "AXN Celebrates Philippines Independence Day". The shortlisted entries will be broadcasted on AXN channels all over the world on the 12th and 13th of June 2011. Make sure you show them how much you love the Philippines!