On heroism and the duty to stand up vs tyranny

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Philippine Star

“The martyrs and heroes of the martial law days take intensified significance these days when, after more than 30 years, the spectre that haunts those of us who lived through the Marcos regime is of that dynasty poised to take power again. “It seems that we are going to need our heroes more than ever before. I’m hoping the coming days will not see more martyrs added to the list. As it is, names from the struggle of decades ago are still being added to the Wall of Remembrance.” Thus did former health secretary Esperanza Cabral spark her inspirational talk last Nov. 30 at the annual honoring of …

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