Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Araw ng Kagitingan/Day of Valor

Photo by me taken at Luneta

Yesterday, April 9, was a Philippine holiday. It is known to all as Araw ng Kagitingan (in English, Day of Valor). It is a shame for me to say, that I really don't know what happened that day. Well, I am not really good at memorizing, and there are LOTS of dates in History. :(

All I know is we commemorate lots of heroes this day, during the time of the Second World War.

To those Filipinos, "Saludo ako sainyo."
(I salute you.)

But today, let us also not forget the present day heroes. 

A politician, who does the right thing, even when he/she is surrounded with corruption.
A jeepney driver, despite having a small income, returns a sum of money left in his jeepney.
A mother, who leaves his family, in order to work abroad and pay for the school tuition of her kids.
A teacher, who has a nice job offer elsewhere, but refuses because he/she hears the needs of his/her students.

Let us not forget these people.
The people, who are continually building this nation.
The people, who saw what our past heroes saw. 
And the people who believe, that
  "The Filipinos are worth dying for." --Ninoy Aquino 





17 comments:

  1. Nice post!
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  2. Ok, I think I wrote you comment from my boyfriends account! :) sorry!
    But I'm following you as 'me'! :)
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  3. Nice that you're also paying attention to this on your blog.



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  4. Some people forget what we really celebrate for ... not our downfall but our heroes' greatness! :)

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  5. this was a lovely post- it's nice to know young people still have such pride for their countries :D and my boyfriend is half filipino, i wonder if he knows about this holiday. time to quiz him ;)

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  7. nice post !
    I'm a teacher! And I hope I'm the way you said in the post :))

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  8. Its great that you did a post on this Holiday.. Wala rin akong idea anong ngyari on that day :D

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  9. Great post!!
    LOve your blog dear, keep it up!

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  10. I'm not very good with dates either haha
    following you too now :)
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  11. Such an awesome tradition!! We forget the sacrifices regular people make every single day sometimes, and it's great to remember that!

    xx
    Sophisticated Lace

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  12. We should never forget our heroes!
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  13. thanks guys! i'm glad your appreciate it! :)

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