And so I ended my personal war without any sense of victory but weighed down by the tears that could not flow.
My hope was that I could heal the scars of my spirit, more galling than those of my body.
My right abdominal muscles were cut through never to grow back and my left knee was mangled.
But the injury of my soul was deeper and despairing.
I have decided to add interest to the referendum campaign by picking Ex-Pres. Macapagal as the best strawman and issuing an answer to his charges before the Manila Lion’s Club under Cesar Lucero on the MNLF having been brought about by the proclamation of martial law, martial law lifting and my resigning as president and leaving the country so that there would be free elections.