Enchong Dee encourages people to ‘speak in truth’ in his poem on love of country
Amid protests following the shut down of ABS-CBN, actor Enchong Dee penned an “amateur poem” dedicated to the Philippines, and that which calls for Filipinos to speak up against injustice.
Dee encouraged fellow countrymen to “speak in truth” and “not only because jobs are in peril” in an untitled poem he shared on Twitter last Monday, May 11.
“It took me [a while] to process my emotions. I came up with this, [I] was not expecting it would come out as an amateur poem… sharing to you my love for my country,” Dee said of his piece.
It took me awhile to process my emotions. I came up with this, i was not expecting it would come out as an amateur poem… sharing to you my love for my country. pic.twitter.com/eaNDqTUqT7FEATURED STORIESENTERTAINMENT
— Enchong Dee (@enchongdee777) May 11, 2020
Below are excerpts from Dee’s poem:
“I’m finally seeing what I had hoped for a long time ago./ Too small of a place, where we express ourselves and not for show.
“A society with different views who by the end of the day wants a nation of peace and prosperity./ Speak without worrying about a muddied reputation or appearing every so often silly… Speak honestly now more than ever because tomorrow may not be in your favor/ Speak, for I have no right to judge you, but history can and honestly will…”
“Speak not because jobs are in peril but because we are Filipinos./ Speak in conscience, it’s utterly pleasing but trust me it’s unlike the false sense of pleasure from the casinos… Speak — for this is the only way we can move forward as a country.”
Dee, a vocal critic of the administration, is one of the many celebrities expressing support to ABS-CBN following the National Telecommunications Commission’s cease and desist order which shut down the media giant’s operations. JB
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