|The infancy of a newly formed democratic countries are perilous. The
government, although structured to be balanced, often shows the vestige
of a feudal society. Such are the cases of countries that have been
declared as independent. In these countries, political violence runs
amok the political families that desire power. One such country is the
The families commit endless waves of violence in order to preserve
their status. Perhaps one of the more damning effects of such actions
is the effect seen in the children of the families. These children, who
see the actions of their parents, often continue the tradition of
violence to preserve their power. The effects of these are seen
throughout the country but the worst is in Mindanao.
My family, being one of the more influential families in the political
arena, has been targeted multiple times. I have seen the
often-overlooked side of the Philippine political arena. Often times,
it never ends, which spans a legacy of enmity in the land.