Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sep 18, 2008 Toastmasters Meeting - The Oratorical Speech

Delivered my 5th advanced speech project in the Interpretive Reading manual. The title of the speech is "Ninoy's Undelivered Speech" and was evaluated by Dr. Larry Gamboa. To impersonate Ninoy Aquino, I made the iconic big-rimmed eyeglasses out of cardboard and fastened them to my own.

The Oratorical Speech-Sample, "Ninoy's Undelivered Speech"

This speech was delivered at the Alabang Community Toastmasters Club in the September 18, 2008 Toastmasters Meeting.

Ninoy's Undelivered Speech
The Oratorical Speech, Advanced Speech #5 in the Interpretive Reading Manual, Sep.18,2008, ACT Club, Henlin, Northgate Alabang. Evaluated by Dr. Larry Gamboa)

(Source: “The Prepared Speech That Was Never Read,” Mr & Ms magazine, Vol VIII, No 20 Sept 6, 1983 p. 3.)

I have returned on my free will to join the ranks of those struggling to restore our rights and freedoms through non-violence. I seek no confrontation. I only pray and will strive for a genuine national reconciliation founded on justice.

I am prepared for the worst, and have decided against the advice of my mother, my spiritual adviser, many of my tested friends and a few of my most valued political mentors.