To the Marcos family, I feel so sorry for you. I’m sorry that when the world showered humanity with cowardice, you caught it all. I’m sorry that you’re so encapsulated by greed that you think it’s okay to steal billions from your people and still have the audacity to demand a hero’s burial for your father. I’m sorry that the word “repentance” seems to get lost in translation in your vocabulary. I’m sorry that you are not human enough to admit your faults, to apologize, and to make up for your mistakes. I’m sorry that you’re too desperate to cover up your crimes and shun away your guilt, you fool yourselves to believe that there is nothing to feel sorry for. I’m sorry that in your hunger for power, you have to live in the lies that you never get tired of creating. I’m sorry that you don’t have any conscience at all because that goes to show that you’re not even worthy to be called a human, much less a hero. (READ: Marcos supporters, critics face off after hero's burial)
Lastly, to all of you who want to unfollow me, unfriend me, make “parinigs” through Facebook status against me, I want to let you know that you can do all you want. But I’m sorry I’m not sorry that your petty “move on” statements won’t make me shut up. The fight is not over. And I don’t know about you but when the time comes, I want to be able to tell a story that I can be proud of - that once upon a time, I exercised the freedom of speech given to me, in the hopes of protecting this same freedom for the next generation to enjoy. – Rappler.com
Maria Shantelle Alexies Ambayec, Alecks for short, is a public servant by day, an aspiring theatre scholar and practitioner by night. She is currently taking up MA Theatre Arts at UP Diliman.