Freedom is a very important thing, especially for Filipinos. Much of our history has been drenched in the blood of our forebears fighting for liberty against oppressors, both foreign and local. And yet, many cannot really appreciate the true value of freedom unless they, too, have seen what it’s like to lose it.
And in my travels, I have seen many times how it’s like to lose it. But no, I have never been jailed myself! It’s just there are some places I visited that served as strong reminders of it.