Bagumbayan?

April 28, 2009 § Leave a comment

Lest I be accused of political target shooting, let me say that Richard Gordon’s latest caper is noble, at best. Yet, it is bereft of historical consideration, or at least, people behind his campaign seems absent during their history class.

Why? Let me put it this way.

Bagumbayan symbolizes not the re-birth nor the birth of a new Hope. It is actually a symbol of the misery of the Filipino People. It was in this site that colonizers killed the symbol of Hope, Dr. Jose Rizal. Bagumbayan, now Luneta, was the center of the Revolution that paved the way for the highway robbery of the elite. It was in this site that Rizal, a member of the Ilustrado, became a martyr of the elites.

Lest Gordon wants us to be reminded of this historical malfeasance, he better correct his history before anybody notices it.

However, let the flowering of New Hope spring from that cursed ground, that is Bagumbayan.

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