Monday, August 3, 2009

When L didn't stand for Loser

When I was in grade 6 and The Edsa Revolution (the first one, and not the other phony succeeding ones that did nothing to our country) was our topic for Sibika at Kultura, I went from school one day teeming with a sense of pride in being a Filipino, only to be shocked that my parents voted for Marcos during the snap elections. "Cory's just a housewife" they say. "What does she know about running the country?" I don't know if it was my parents' innate Ilocano-ness or they really believe that Marcos can do better than a plain housewife that made them vote for him.

I was 2 years old when the first Edsa Revolution happened. My parents told me how cute I was (their words; not mine) when I chanted "Cory! Cory!" with the ever iconic "L" sign (which stood for more patriotic things back then) in front of our house in Ilocos.

I can't say I knew better, being a 2-year-old when all this happened, but I'd like to believe I rooted for the right team, the good one.

1 comment:

Erle said...

hahahaha .. got the same sentiment here. My parents also voted for Marcos and had the same idea about Cory. And I just spent 4 hours last night, under heavy rain and without an umbrella, on a kilometer long line to pay my last respect to Cory. I was so proud of myself.

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