Voices For Freedom: The Silenced Sounds That Echoed Justice

It has not been long when the Philippines declared its freedom from the suppression of different colonizers, including the supposed long-lived sovereignty from the Spaniards which lasted for almost three centuries. The Filipino people resisted and revolted just to defend the country from the heinous oppression. They have suffered enough to be silenced. It was from then on that every Juan learned the importance of freedom; to have rights and achieve justice at all times. It has been what the voices always call for until it was killed and silenced.

This year, it is not only the COVID-19 pandemic who claimed a lot of lives as time went on. Extrajudicial killings and red-tagging have both been controversial as activists are indicted as either a ”leftist”, a ”communist”, or worse, a ”threat” after being labeled as members of the surging terrorism groups in the country. It is no surprise how these activists have been shouting for freedom yet were silenced after doing so. Some of them are agriculturists; one, a doctor; others, indigenous people and even artists. These activists have their voices sound so loud that it threatens those in power which they are resisting with. If the voices have become more than it was before, it must not be silenced for it produces noise. It must be heard and answered properly for it to be at peace.

If one fears the noise it evokes, then one must be questioned for credibility and genuineness in serving peace and safety to the people. A father can never silence the wail of his children with violence. He works out to provide what is needed and is asked by his children to make them at peace and hear no cry anymore.

𝙒𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙣 𝙗𝙮 𝙈𝙖. 𝙇𝙖𝙣𝙞 𝘽𝙖𝙡𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙨
𝘼𝙪𝙜𝙪𝙨𝙩 – 𝘿𝙚𝙘𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙧 2020