The permissiveness of society must be balanced with authoritativeness.
The challenge to Asia is to discard the dry, meatless bone of mysticism and fatalism.
I do not care how brave a president is; I do not care how many medals he may wear. I do not care how well trained his guards may be. If he violates the will of the people, he shall be eliminated.
I often wonder what I will be remembered in history for. Scholar? Military hero? Builder?
Filipinos are not worse than any other colonized people except that our colonization was a little longer, and the independence movement was always dictated in political terms, never in social ones. We borrowed terms, but we didn't understand them.