Thursday, August 20, 2009

August 21, 2008

A year ago, I launched "Ninoy: Art and Essays". None of it would have been possible if it were not for my Lola, the awesome artists and writers who contributed to the book. But it was Lola who gave me her blessing on this one.

Time flies so fast... I'm telling you. You have to live life to the fullest. Spend as much time as you can with your loved ones and tell them how much you love them...

August 21 is a day significant to my Lola. Her Father and Husband both died on the same day. (But different years). To me, it's remembering my Lolo and the sacrifice he made. My Lolo Ninoy put the country ahead of family. He BELIEVED in the Filipino. He really did...

Let's not make his death meaningless...

We have to start being patriotic. The change begins in ourselves...

Nothing will happen if we stay apathetic and cynical.

Let us be reminded that The Filipino is indeed worth dying AND living for!!!

7 comments:

Monica:) said...

I will wear yellow tomorrow at my school because Jonty is asking us to wear yellow to show the remembrance of lola cory and lolo ninoy thank you for sharing your grandparents to the Filipinos and yes THE FILIPINO ARE WORTH LIVING AND DYING FOR!!!:B

Zett_slash_Amber said...

wonderful post jiggy! :D you never failed to inspire me :D

marissa said...

You Jiggy and the rest of the youth will continue the legacy that your grandparents started.
Yes indeed the FILIPINOS ARE WORTH DYING FOR.
good thing marami pa rin kabataan natin makabayan

reyjr said...

"...I also want to remember that he was not just a symbol, but a real person. The best way to do that is through his family."

"...and Jiggy Cruz, who has represented their family well during and after Pres. Cory Aquino's passing. He blogs at The Tangled Web."

[Read ur feature in a magazine - you mentioned you don't remember him much, but still, to me, you "humanize" him. He's not just some symbol - he was a real person, with a wife, children, and grandchildren - just like any of us. And yet he did so much for our country and for the world. Thank you!] -reyjr

Jon said...

Hey Jiggy,

Happy NINOY AQUINO day to you and your family! I'm sure your Lola Cory is having a great time in Heaven with your Lolo Ninoy; being her 1st time to commemorate the day of his martyrdom together! 0;-)

Remembering what your Lolo said in his L.A. speech back in 1981, he told everyone to "stand up now and be a LEADER! Because if all of us are leaders, we can expedite the cause of freedom!" I guess that message is still applicable today especially on the youth.

One thing's for sure, Parker; with today's technology and fast-paced progress, your Lolo and Lola will be forever immortalized in our hearts by everyone who believes in them...and you can count on us to keep the flame burning bright!

Mabuhay ang PILIPINAS!

Your ally,

Jon Aquino
YouTube.com/NinoyAquinoTV

em said...

hi sir jiggy, i'm emily...i'm a teacher and i'm handling our school's newspaper...can i jst ask a big favor....if u can help me have some insights abt our beloved pres. cory aquino...
this will be one of our features this quarter...pls help me inspire not only our students but also other people...thank u so much in advance...and may God bless u and ur family always...

mary said...

hi jiggy,

i was in yellow yesterday but failed to go to ayala as planned earlier because of concerns at work.:( i wish i had done more than wear yellow...so instead i bought copies of your lola's "cory: an intimate portrait" to give away as gifts. is your ninoy book available at nbs, i wonder...