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Should China make Philippines pay for balancing act?   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2012-1-31 09:29:23 |Display all floors
My country, the Philippines,
Land of gold and flowers.
Love is in her palms
Offering beauty and splendor.
And to her refinement and beauty,
Foreigners were enticed.
My country, you were enslaved,
Mired in suffering.

Even birds that are free to fly,
Cage them and they shall cry!
How much more for a country so beautiful,
Would she not yearn to be free?
My Philippines that I treasure,
Cradle of my tears and suffering,
My dream is
To see you truly free!

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Written as a protest song during the American occupation of the Philippines, it is often sung in protest rallies and demonstrations throughout Philippine history, notably during the funeral of Sen. Benigno Aquino, Jr. and the ensuing People Power Revolution of 1986 where Freddie Aguilar led the crowd to sing the song's chorus.[1] Due to the song being used against the Marcos dictatorship, the Martial Law era saw the banning of most public performances of the piece; anyone who dared to sing or play it in public was deemed a dissident and could potentially have been incarcerated.
The song has also been re-arranged and recorded by different composers and singers, notably by Lucio San Pedro (National Artist for music), Lolita Carbon, and Freddie Aguilar. Aguilar's cover is one of the most famous renditions of the song; an often overlooked detail is that the instrumental section of this version is actually another Filipino patriotic hymn: "Pilipinas Kong Mahal". Carbon's rendition included another de Jesus work, Kay Sarap Mabuhay Sa Sariling Bayan, as a preluding stanza to the main lyrics. Sung mostly by Leftist groups, the stanza is included either as the prelude or the bridge replacing Pilipinas Kong Mahal.

Now this song is gaining popularity again !

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Post time 2012-1-31 09:31:53 |Display all floors

RE: Should China make Philippines pay for balancing act?

exportedkiwi Post time: 2012-1-31 08:06
The Philippines have been in the US "sphere" of insterest since the US "won" them in the US-Spanish  ...

Anyone can read the obvious intentions of the U.S.

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Post time 2012-1-31 09:39:46 |Display all floors
The most warm hearted people I have ever met in my life.

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Post time 2012-1-31 10:00:43 |Display all floors
exportedkiwi Post time: 2012-1-30 19:06
The Philippines have been in the US "sphere" of insterest since the US "won" them in the US-Spanish  ...

It is obvious that the thieves in the US don't know what friendship that is they see the Philliphines people like a tool to kill others. Philliphine people don't want to be tool. They want to friend witheveryine including China. Thieves on the US treat other countries like a slave and atool yo be use. This attitude is going to bring down the US
I am an Asian American. I came to Chinadaily forum hoping to share my experience, knowledge, and my point of view. And in return I want to get the same in return from friends from around the world.

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Post time 2012-1-31 10:00:58 |Display all floors
FreddyAguilar Post time: 2012-1-31 08:39
The most warm hearted people I have ever met in my life.

h ttp://w ww.youtube.c om/watch?v=OtLWCY8O ...

Yep, lovely place and people indeed. Kamusta!

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Post time 2012-1-31 10:08:43 |Display all floors
The Philipinos want live in peace,

they do not want their fishing boats being rammed by other ships from a far away country.

They do not want be stripped off of their coastal waters by a far away country.

They want to be left in peace.

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