Election 2016


I cannot accept this national death wish, this mass hysteria of self hate. If surveys are to be believed, millions of us seem to have taken to heart the parting lines of our national anthem: Ang mamatay ng dahil sa iyo.

On the eve of our elections, and on mother’s day, it’s as good a time as any to pray for a miracle and reflect on Joey Ayala’s reinterpretation of our ode to the motherland: Ang magmahal ng dahil sa iyo

For the love of God, for the love of country, and for the love of our children: vote for Love. Pull it from your heart of hearts. It cannot be him. Love cannot be him.

Andre Yap May 8, 2016