Bukas na liham sa tinaguriang ‘bobotante’

Walang bobo, walang matalino. Pero may walang pakialam at may patuloy na lumalaban. Posibleng mataas ang iyong pinag-aralan pero komportable kang patuloy na inaapi ang maraming mamamayan. Puwede namang hindi ka nakatuntong sa anumang pamantasan pero nasa utak at puso mo ang pinagdaraanan ng mga pinagkaitan. Hindi na mahalagang tanungin kung sino ang ibinoto mo…

A mother’s day message from prison

You don’t have to cry in front of me to let me know how painful it is that your mom and your father are both in jail. When you were still a child, you’ve been asking me why I can’t be like other ordinary moms, similar to the mothers of your classmates – they work 8am to 5pm, see their children off to school, attend PTA meetings, etc. I know now you understand why I’m not ordinary like them. It was even you who said I must have been a superwoman or Darna for doing all the things I did for the people while taking care of our family.