Monthly Archives: February 2011

Since Edsa 1986: 25 years of walking the walk of shame with a bad hangover

I went to “Edsa” in 1986 to kibitz, make tusok-tusok da fishball and watch girls. Ok, so I also wanted to “contribute” to removing then President Ferdinand E. Marcos from Malacanang who, after all inconvenienced me no end with his … Continue reading

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Is PNoy bad for Philippine foreign relations?

Diplomacy. The word, according to its definition describes the “art and practice of conducting negotiations between representatives of groups or states. It usually refers to international diplomacy, the conduct of international relations through the intercession of professional diplomats with regard … Continue reading

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The truth about the 1986 People Power revolution

It’s that time of the year again. February is always a big month for Filipinos. Two weeks after celebrating Valentines Day, Filipinos hold another annual celebration that is uniquely their own. On the 25th of February of each year, die-hard … Continue reading

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Dissecting the RH Bill

What, exactly, is the RH Bill intended to accomplish, and how does it improve on the existing conditions of the country? Disagreement with the RH Bill takes two basic forms. The first and most obvious is the moral objection of … Continue reading

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The REAL story of the last 25 years since the EDSA People Power Revolution

Twenty five years ago in 1986, former President Ferdinand Marcos was the most reviled Filipino on the planet. He was the bad guy in a world-renowned story that billed a bunch of people dressed in yellow waving “L”-shaped hand gestures … Continue reading

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Drug mules: a new nickname for OFWs?

During former President Gloria Arroyo’s (GMA) term, we referred to Overseas Foreign Workers (OFW) as our “Bagong Bayani” or “Our new heroes.” Earlier in the year, some economists gave OFWs credit for boosting growth in the economy due to their … Continue reading

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Antonio Trillanes is Conrado de Quiros's new Aragorn

It is difficult to take seriously a man who once likened President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to the Lord of the Rings character Aragorn. Conrado de Quiros has an extensive track record of articulating a taste for seeing nebulous airy-fairy … Continue reading

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