I usually celebrate my birthdays rallying in the streets of Manila as the country's political center. A year ago, I celebrated my birthday rallying against Donald Trump's PH visit. 3 years ago, against then US President Barack Obama's PH visit in time for the APEC Summit. This 2018, I was literally in two different major Philippine islands on the day of my birthday.
Thank you for the birthday greetings, heartfelt messages, birthday hugs (that are very much appreciated especially in this political situation), free food, and all the free Iced Coffee I drank on my birthday.
Birthdays are best spent with the toiling masses while resisting a fascist demagogue and his dictatorship. Though I sincerely hope that in the coming years, I get to celebrate my birthday in a society where people actually get what they rightfully deserve - a society free from exploitation and oppression.