The silly semantic debate of whether EDSA I was a ‘success’ or a ‘failure’

The seemingly inescapable reality that confronts the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution is that interest in it – and not really surprisingly, attendance in the annual commemorations – have been declining for the past years. This year, the Duterte administration had proposed that the rites be simple and quiet, a statement that was met with […]

Jim Paredes ruined the ‘spirit’ of the 1986 EDSA people power revolution

The memory of the 1986 EDSA people power revolution was ruined by the image of former singer Jim Paredes bullying pro-Duterte supporters during the 31st anniversary commemoration on the 25th of February 2017. A video of Paredes was circulating on the Net showing him mumbling something incoherent after approaching a few young men holding a […]

Filipinos have started to take back the EDSA narrative from the Aquinos and Cojuangcos

This year, the traditional self-appointed “owners” of the 1986 EDSA “people power revolution” — often referred to as the Yellowtards — again stood aghast as yet another anniversary celebration fizzled. The really surprising thing about this is that these folk were surprised to begin with, because, in truth, this erstwhile commemorated event has been following […]

Inquirer Editor and Leni Robredo team up in futile effort to talk up EDSA ‘revolution’ remembrance

True to form, no less than the Inquirer Editor himself gave out prime space today to Vice President Leni Robredo’s supposed thought leadership on all things politics. Lamenting how “President Duterte appears to have green-lighted the downplaying of the anniversary celebration of the Edsa revolt,” the Editor quoted the VP’s latest thoughts on the matter… […]

Leni Robredo “quits” after being booted out of President Duterte’s Cabinet meetings

Laban Leni! That familiar battle cry of the Yellowtards will once again ripple across social media in response to their leader, “vice president” Leni Robredo getting booted out of the Cabinet of President Rodrigo Duterte. What exactly will this “laban” (“fight”) be about? Who knows? Despite the call to fight being a favourite tagline of […]

Aside from “Fnck you, Marcos!” do anti-Marcos “activists” have anything IMPORTANT to say?

Imperial Manila’s hipsters keep complaining that there was not enough effort to “educate” generations of Filipinos about the alleged “horrors” of “the Martial Law years”. Perhaps this is why it is seen to be an “in” thing amongst a small clique of shool kids to be seen on these anti-Marcos protest rallies of late. The […]

At the People Power Monument: Anti-Marcos protesters have become a laughingstock

You gotta give credit to the anti-Marcos mob. They came back in their thousand-odd force, this time at the “People Power Monument” on EDSA at its intersection with Temple Drive outside Camp Aguinaldo today. Amongst those leading the charge (so they claim) are representatives of the “Big Three” elite Philippine schools, the University of the […]

Why ousting Duterte will be disastrous for the Philippines

What’s up with all this talk about ousting sitting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte? That’s a no-brainer. There are certain people and parties so hungry for power that the campaign to seize Malacanang had not ended in May 2016. So it is hardly surprising that, rather than work with the incumbent Duterte administration, the Opposition seek […]