Cocooned inside the four corners of solace, we, the modern Filipino youth, could barely see ourselves making a change. But each time we exit the realms of our comfort zones, only to find a chaotic land, we know immediately that we must not shut the world out again. We realize for a fact that our country needs a certain kind of courage to speak—to speak without a trace of reluctance, to speak not to dishearten but to encourage, to speak not of hatred nor indifference, but of love.
What we need is a certain kind of voice to break the silence or to silence the noise.
A certain kind of voice like Nick Joaquin’s.
“By your dust and by the dust of all generations, I promise to continue…”
And then these words were all that mattered. Wholly enamoured by his passion for writing which melted…
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