What do the Yellowtards stand for and who do they look to for leadership?

There is a question that’s baffled me over the last several weeks now: What do the Yellowtards stand for and who do they look to for leadership? On first glance, the answer to this question seems obvious. Of course they stand for all the good things delivered by the 1986 people power “revolution”; freedom, democracy, […]

The folly in Pag May Laya May Nilaga

The trouble with the Philippines is that it hinged all of its aspirations on one thing: being a “free” and “democratic” society. Thus, on that idea, was built the flawed notion that freedom under a democracy was the one and only key to national prosperity. And so out of that was bred the ideas that […]

Of Madonna and Martial Law

We have been deluged by Martial Law articles and comments recently.  Part of this has to do with marking the 30th anniversary of EDSA, true.  But a greater part of it is the resurgence of Bongbong Marcos in the VP surveys. People (especially of a certain age) are genuinely aghast and distressed that the Philippines […]

3 Big Changes Brought About By The EDSA Revolution In The Last 30 Years

And there you have it ladies and gentlemen, the LP has built a museum to commemorate the alleged “successes” of the EDSA Revolution. The Aquino family, their partners and supporters seem to hold the EDSA Revolution in a high regard, considering it their greatest success as it supposedly freed the Filipino people from the “tyranny” […]

Noynoy Aquino expresses grave fears of a Bongbong Marcos win in #EDSA30 speech!

It is quite telling that Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III would go as far as reminding Filipinos to stop referring to the regime of former President Ferdinand Marcos as the Philippines’ “Golden Age”. It means BS Aquino now recognises the immense popularity of vice presidential candidate Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr as a grave […]

Hijacking the 1986 EDSA Revolution

The country celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the 1986 EDSA “Revolution” under the deception that things have become better ever since the overthrow of the Marcos dictatorship. The celebrations have become so regular, so systematic, and so ingrained that the “EDSA Spirit” has become rather dogmatic. Leading the celebrations, as expected, is President BS Aquino […]

A Marcos and Edsa 30: Thirty years after People Power

Thirty years after  Ferdinand Marcos, Sr. was ousted from his seat of power, the miasma of anxiety has grown thick over the possibility of his JUNIOR occupying the second highest post  in the Executive branch of government. For the past two years, the #NeverAgain hashtag appears in social and mainstream media, grabbing at each opportunity […]

The Philippines is worse off 30 years after the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution

I’m tired of reading stories from old farts about the so-called “people power” revolution that transpired at EDSA in 1986. These old-timers hold a tradition to relive the tale over and over and this year is no different as Filipinos set out to mark the 30th anniversary of the event. The stories seem to be […]