Balangiga bells must ring for genuine independence

Opinion & Analysis Philippines Jan 11, 2019 at 4:53 pm

P8_Balangiga-BellsBy Padre Dionito M. Cabillas

Surely, Filipinos joyously received the Balangiga bells from its colonial master, the United States of America (U.S.). Many opinions and reflections had been shared in public about the Balangiga bells. What is the significance of the return of the Balangiga bells? Have Filipinos been emancipated from U.S. domination now that the Balangiga bells had been returned? Who will be benefited of the “tourist attraction” in Balangiga, Eastern Samar because of the Balangiga bells? Would the bells alleviate people from poverty, hardships and sufferings in one of the poorest provinces in the country?

In all of the excitement and thanksgiving, we must assert that Balangiga bells must ring for genuine independence of the Philippines in order to solemnify its return.

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