Lakas and the Makibaka Hotel-Si Lakas at ang Makibaka Hotel

Anthony D. Robles, Illustrations by Carl Angel, Translation by Eloisa D. de Jesus


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Lakas and the Makibaka Hotel-Si Lakas at ang Makibaka Hotel

The spirit of Makibaka is the spirit of struggle. When Pilipinos like my grandparents came to America in the early days, they brought Makibaka with them. When they picked lettuce in the fields, they planted the seeds of Makibaka beneath the blazing sun. Their boots kicked up the dust and a dirt of Makibaka, which covered their hands and faces. The Makibaka wind carried them from California to Washington to Hawaii to Alaska and beyond, as they worked to create a future for their families and for Pilipinos yet to arrive in the United States...

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