Celebration of Ninoy Aquino’s Death Anniversary Continuously Baffles Me

“I have been fighting for the truth since Day 1 and thank God I am surviving… I am energized by the truth and truth is God… “   Imelda Marcos on Ninoy Aquino’s assassination.        So we “celebrated “the 30th anniversary of the killing of Ninoy Aquino. Hindsight is 20/20 as the great […]

Memories of a Civil War

Kirk was already in late-twenties when he got into the mainstream of the so-called national democratic movement initiated by Jose Maria Sison. From the ranks of mass activists, he was elevated to candidate membership in the Communist Party of the Philippines and after a few months in that status became full-fledged party member. The chaos […]

The Syrian Civil War: Marcos in Restrospect

Given the turmoil obtaining in Syria at this hour, Marcos could be the kindest president the Philippines has ever had. What the Philippines was during those four days, February 22 to 25, in 1986 was what had Syria become first quarter of 2011. Decades-old regimes had begun falling across the Middle East either as a […]

Some Senators who found Corona guilty committed worse crimes than what he was accused of

Filipinos won’t be able to move on from the impeachment trial of former Chief Justice Renato Corona for a while. First, some are still on high alert keeping tabs on the petitioning of President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino III along with the rest of the public servants who haven’t done so to finally sign a […]

Tito Sotto threatens to stop funding for Ph government ad placements in CNN over pagpag feature

Philippine Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III of Tito Vic and Sotto comedy fame in the yesteryears of Philippine cinema is apparently unhappy with with what he perceives to be a negative return on investment on the Philippine government’s ad placements in international news organisation Cable News Network (CNN). Sotto is reportedly convinced that CNN has […]

Noynoy’s incompetence is the real reason why the ‘revolution’ remains ‘unfinished’

Yet again, Philippine President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III brings up the whole concept of Laban (“fight”) that characterised much of 1980’s politics. But it is a fight where there is none. Whereas there was a “fight” beginning in the mid-to-late-1970’s culminating in the 1986 “People Power” EDSA “revolution” for a return to the democratic ideals […]

Is the 1986 EDSA revolution still relevant today?

It’s hard to imagine why there are Filipinos who still feel the need to celebrate the anniversary of the first EDSA or People Power revolution held in 1986. As I keep saying every year, not much has changed since former President Ferdinand Marcos left the building. I was not there and I am glad I […]

Ninoy Aquino’s assassination: Another year in the Philippines’ journey of progressive disillusionment

The death of Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr is being commemorated today the 21st of August. The fact that this event, which happened 28 years ago today, is so revered illustrates a fundamental problematic aspect of the Filipino Condition. The issues that the Philippines faces in its journey through time — presumably towards that much aspired-for […]