By Charmaine R. Almendra
6th Consolation Prize Winner
The author is in Fourth Year Section Explorer at St Mary's University, High School and Science High School, Mayombong, Nueva Vizcaya.
For fifteen years, I trekked on the path of youth with the other 90 million pairs of feet living in this archipelago. I have seen a lot of the exceptional cultures, beliefs, characters and riches of the Philippines and the Filipino. I have seen the vulnerable, the vindictive and the mocked.