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I AM THE YOUTH OF TODAY – Oration Piece

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By: Lovella Chris L. Palma

I am the youth of today. I am a descendant of the brave Katipuneros and the strong-willed leaders of the revolution. I wear the red banner and carry the torch of my guerrilla forefathers. The blood of my ancestors runs through my veins. I was not delivered into this world in defeat. The resilience of the past centuries nourishes my will but I am still fighting for my freedom, justice, and peace.

To our distinguished members of the board of judges, to my fellow contenders, friends, visitors, ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon.

I stand before you to speak for democracy, that our heroes died for, the unfortunate and unjust strived for, and the present and even the future generation’s endeavour. Honor and dignity flow in my blood and my heart beats for freedom.

Ladies and gentlemen, the Filipino heroism is our legacy. It is found in the determination that made it possible for our Banganhon brothers to fight for freedom. It is in the courage that sustained them to seek justice for the brutal Banga massacre many years ago. Let the blood of the courageous Katipuneros run through the veins of our children. Let their cries be echoed to our youth. Let us revel in the victory and peace that our forefathers gave their life for.

But where is our freedom? Through the agony of the three hundreds of years under the Spanish colonization, several years under the Japanese and American occupation, I should think we are liberated from foreign forces… but a fellow Filipino dictator once again threatened our peace. When victory became ours, the seed of democracy in our country began to take root and sprouted to grow. I should rejoice, and shout. However, ladies and gentlemen, I can see pictures of our Mother Land in reality at the present and she is chained. Her shackles are those of poverty and inequality. Her chains are those of injustices, human rights violations, corruption, and treason. Her eyes are blinded by media, and social networking. But her heart breaks as she sees her sons point their guns at each other. She sees her daughters slaving their way in foreign lands to earn money to buy food for their families. Is this what freedom has cost her?

I am the youth of today, I am free to do what I want without prejudice. I am free to say what I want without fear of incrimination. I have grown fond of TV shows, love teams and teleserye, and fight over them in social media.  If only my fellow youths can defend our land from domestic terrorist groups, like how we defend AlDub or Pastillas girl. If only we can protect our West Philippine Sea from foreign invaders like how we protect our love teams from rumors. Then I can say that our forefathers’ heroism is not in vain.

Fellow Banganhons, I am the Filipino Youth of today. I enjoy social networking like facebook and instagram. I like taking selfies and posting it online. But what I do online does not define me. It is my thoughts – thoughts that will always contain memories of the meaningful virtues our ancestors passed down to us. It is my words – in the stories that I will tell my future children and grandchildren of how Aeaw-aeaw came to be. It is in my actions that embody the true nature of Saguibin – helping one another.

As Dr. Jose Rizal once quoted, “He, who doesn’t know how to look back where he came from, will never reach his destiny.” The only way to reach our dreams for the future is to have a clear understanding of the past. What has already happened can never be changed but they can be lessons we can learn from.

I am the YOUTH of today. I am a descendant of the brave Katipuneros and the strong-willed leaders of the revolution. I wear the red banner and carry the torch of my guerrilla forefathers. The blood of my ancestors runs through my veins. I was not delivered into this world in defeat. The resilience of the past century nourishes my will but I am still fighting for my freedom, justice, and peace. Ladies and gentlemen, where is YOUR freedom? Once again, good afternoon.

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8 thoughts on “I AM THE YOUTH OF TODAY – Oration Piece

  1. Can I borrow this speech for my midterms??
    It’s awesome!!

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    • Yes.. of course (sorry my reply is super late) Haha!

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  2. This piece needs a sample video 🙂

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    • I wrote it for a student however, I wasn’t around during the competition so I was not able to record the performance. Thanks or the feedback (though my reply is a little late)

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  3. This is a nice piece. Very passionate.

    I can get your message, but some words confuse me. Are they from you local dialect?

    how do you pronounce these words: Aeaw-aeaw; Saguibin; banganhon?

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    • Yes, those are from my local dialect, Akeanon (Aklan, Philippines) I wrote it for a local contestant. If you want to use this piece you may rewrite those terms to suit your theme. Kudos!

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  4. Woww! That was amazing! ^_^ i think i already found my piece to be delivered. Thanks for this. I salute you Ms.Writer.

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    • Thank you! Kudos to you

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    The World We Built (An Oratorical Piece)

    Posted on by Juansen Dizon

    The World We Built

    The World We Painted

    The life of a human being comes from a set of callings.

    Some are called to live with something to leave.

    Some are called to live with nothing to leave.

     

    The truth is, everybody has something to leave when they leave.

    The world they built.

     

    People build their own worlds to change what they see in this world.

    But people don’t see it.

    And they still ask questions like who’s going to change this cruel world?

     

    Hey!

    It’s not a question of who’s going to change this world.

    It’s a question of who’s going to build this world.

     

    Don’t we see that mother earth gives birth to new worlds every day?

    Worlds that comes from ideas, perceptions, and dreams!

    Worlds that comes from dreamers!

     

    I am a dreamer.

    A dreamer who dreams of a world that is free to dream.

    A dreamer who dreams of a world that is free to build their dreams.

     

    Because the only way to change this world is to build the next one.

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    12 thoughts on “The World We Built (An Oratorical Piece)

    1. Pingback: The World We Built | GoodnightNina.

    2. Ironically we have more destroyers than builders ,still lets be hopeful

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      • Be a builder 🙂 Thank you for your comment!

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        • Sure. Most welcome

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    3. This is a wonderful piece. I share this dream of yours. Cheers to your Utopia!

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      • Thank you 🙂

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    5. Reblogged this on syndax vuzz .

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    6. Reblogged this on tealeaf56 and commented:
      This is a beautiful poem, Juansen, with a lot of insight and soul.

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      • Thank you. 🙂

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    7. Keep on dreaming and writing!

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      • Thanks. ✿

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