Writings about war (2)
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Ang Sundalo

Submitted by on March 27, 2017 (5 months ago)
Posted in Poem: Tagalog | Categories: Erotic | Tags: , ,

Sa gitna ng digmaan
Kasabay ng putukan
Isang sundalo namataan
Dibdib ay duguan

Sundalo'y nawalan ng pag-asa
Tumagos sa panangga
Oras ang bala
Sa puso tumagos ang tingga

Takot at sugatan
Sundalo'y umuwing luhaan
Mula sa giyerang
Distansya ang kalaban

Araw ay lumipas
Luha ang pinanglanggas
Alkohol ang ininom
Sugat sawakas naghilom

Ngunit heto na naman
Susuong sa parehong laban
Sundalo'y muling tinamaan
Palaso ng kalaban

Diretso sa kanyang puso
Tumagos sa pagkatao
Sa dulo ng palaso
Nakaukit pangalan mo...

Day Of Infamy

Submitted by on December 7, 2014 (2 years ago)
Posted in Blog: English | Categories: Non-Erotic | Tags: ,

On the 7th of December 1941 (December 8 in the Philippines), a surprise military strike  conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. That attack made the U.S. to enter the second world war. The Philippines, as a U.S. ally, automatically got involved and the rest is history.

Japan lost and vowed to outlaw war as a means to settle international disputes as stated in Article 9 in their National Constitution.

Several decades of peace and technology took over, Japan now is the third largest economy in the world. It's also one of our biggest trading partners. In short, Japan recovered from the ashes of war and we Filipinos forgave them a long time ago.

In a twist of fate, Japan is currently our ally and even helping to modernize our armed forces. But I guess it's all about the country's survival since we both share a common threat, and that is China.

Last July, Japan lifted Article 9. Soon, they will become once again a military power. With their advance technology it's not hard to believe that they can build fighters, destroyers, submarines and of course, aircraft carrier. One that can match the U.S. like in the 40s.

But I pray that there'll be no more war or another Pearl Harbor attack but as the saying goes, "history repeats itself". Let's hope that our country will be ready when it happens again.

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