Tag Archives: people power

Democracy in the Philippines and the victorious return of Joseph Ejercito ‘Erap’ Estrada!

Funny when we recall how back in April 2001, Howie Severino wrote how just “months later” in the aftermath of a second Edsa ‘revolution’, deposed President Joseph Ejercito Estrada “was grimly posing for a mug shot in Camp Crame.” Then … Continue reading

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Reform by mob: does it always work?

Some recent events in Egypt and Tunisia illustrate the whole trouble with street mobs supposedly calling for “reform” – that in a situation described more by anarchy than any sort of clear higher purpose, it becomes difficult to sort the … Continue reading

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In the News: The 2010 Elections was 'a new People Power'

The lowness of the standards we apply to ourselves never ceases to amaze me. Even while we aspire to world-class achievement, we measure ourselves using scales that make our uniquely-Filipino flavor of mediocrity look golden. So too in what we … Continue reading

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To the staunch Aquinoist, mob rule trumps everything

Lest some people here are under the mistaken impression that we are out to undermine the new administration of President-Elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, I thought I’d set the record straight. Noynoy won the election fair and square. He bagged … Continue reading

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Body count in the aftermath of a Noynoy Aquino 'win'

President-elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III would’ve made any field commander serving on the ground in the latter part of of the Vietnam War proud. Just a week or so after he has been widely recognised as the next “President” of … Continue reading

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How Noynoy supposedly saved us from The Great Legitimacy Crisis of 2001-2005

Here is an interesting excerpt from Manuel L Quezon III’s recent column on the Inquirer.net, “The Mandate” where he gushes about Aquino’s “landslide” win in this year’s elections: It is the largest plurality since the present Constitution came into force; … Continue reading

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More Edsa "revolution" moronisms coming from the Inquirer.net mob!

The Inquirer.net editor really gets into gear in the race to evacuate the minds of a population already reeling from an emptiness-induced headache. Standing on that lofty soapbox today, he (or she — who the hell cares?) makes the sort … Continue reading

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Remembering the 1986 Edsa "revolution"

I was a teenager in 1986 when the first Edsa “Revolution” erupted. The sound of this “eruption” for me was the murmer of a crowd queueing at a fishball stand or playing pusoy dos with their pals on a sidewalk … Continue reading

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