What was it all about, after all?
Was there any real change inside us, where it really mattered?
Why are we back to square one thus far? Or have we really progressed as a democratic country without our knowing it?
These and other nagging, serious questions haunt us — as I’m sure they do millions of others, specially the principal players of that epic drama twenty-three years ago — as we ponder the mortality of the former President Corazon “Cory” Cojuangco-Aquino.
Was it worth the personal sacrifices and the very high levels of stress as the President of the Philippines after Ferdinand Marcos, Cory?
Was it worth your assassination / martyrdom, Ninoy? Was it worth becoming a national hero?
Was it worth ignominiously removing you as the First Lady, Imelda?
Was it worth ignominiously removing you as the President, Ferdinand?
Was it worth all the hope for my family and I and fifty million other Filipinos?
Was it worth anything at all to you, my friend?
It is a good time to reflect on THE ESSENTIALS OF LIFE, to ask ourselves the difficult questions of our existence as human beings and as Filipinos…