The story of the Philippines is not a single, linear one with a beginning, middle and end. It is a large continuing saga made of many stories in between, woven like threads by people who are both storyteller and audience. Sometimes, it is a lot like the teledramas we love so well, with distinct good guys and bad guys, lots of conflict, a good one-liner once, in a while followed by a slap on the face.
The happy ending may be a long time coming, but we hope. Yes, we hope.