Thursday, April 22, 2010

Skywatch#28 Capas National Shrine, Capas, Tarlac

As our national election is getting near, the candidates' election campaigns are getting frenzier and their rhetorics getting bolder. I truly hope that my countrymen will choose the right persons that will lead us out of graft and corruption to give hope to the future generation.

It was quiet when we got to Capas National Shrine on a Saturday. It was after we climbed Mt. Pinatubo and somehow, I expected that there would be a lot of people visiting this national shrine for the heroes of Bataan Death March. Sadly, there was just me and my friend and a small family of three that were there.


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If it was a political rally venue, the place would have been colorful with campaign propaganda and with the number of people spilling all over the place. They would have been excited to see their candidates singing or worst, dancing along with some sexy dancers just so to attract those precious votes.

But it was just a memorial shrine, where people seems to forget that thousands of their ancestors sacrificed their lives to enjoy the freedom that they're having right now.

This coming national election, I truly hope and pray that my countrymen will not forget  that they owe their freedom to their forefathers and to their offsprings. That the leader they need to choose is someone who is honest, hardworking as well as someone who looks after the welfare of his people not the thickness of his bank account.

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This is Capas National Shrine, a memorial shrine for the fallen soldiers (American and Filipino soldiers) who fought against the Japanese regime during World War II. 

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10 comments:

J Bar April 22, 2010 at 3:34 PM  

Interesting monument.
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Sylvia K April 22, 2010 at 3:38 PM  

Beautiful monument and lovely skies and I hope the results of the election go well for your country. Have a great weekend, Marites!

Sylvia

Photo Cache April 22, 2010 at 4:17 PM  

I am a Tarlakena, but I've never been to visit this monument, such a pity.

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Vernz April 22, 2010 at 7:22 PM  

Hi Tess para syang rocket ... nice capture ..

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Rajesh April 23, 2010 at 12:08 AM  

Beautiful structure reaching to the sky.

Kcalpesh April 23, 2010 at 12:26 AM  

Beautiful structure! Nice shots!

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wenn April 23, 2010 at 6:41 AM  

nice shot!

NatureFootstep April 23, 2010 at 2:04 PM  

the first phot is very nice, well composed with great colors. :)

Mona Sweden April 23, 2010 at 6:27 PM  

What an amazing monument. It looks really terrifying against the sky and yet so peaceful with the beautiful flowers in the foreground.

Johnny Nutcase April 27, 2010 at 10:56 AM  

that shrine is really interesting! really neat looking. love the photos, and the sky is great. Thanks for sharing!

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