Jose Morales - Philippines
During the anti-Marcos dictatorship struggle, the people at the front line were really the students. Now that people say we have democracy in the country, I can still see some protests led by students, but they are not as aggressive as before. In the past, the students were willing to take a risk, to risk even their lives for the freedom they hope for. So my advice to the youth is, perhaps the circumstances do not yet call for such a struggle, but you should learn how to question, ask yourself what is really happening in society. What is your role as youth? If you want to be part of the economy and in advancing the economic progress of the nation then that’s okay. But you should always remember that the power of the people cannot be realized by keeping your silence. If you don’t speak up, then you know what happens... So my only advice is for you is to learn how to inquire, and in the process of asking, you examine what you should do.