Commentaries (177)

What happened to EDSA?

Thursday, 09 March 2017 08:49 Written by
Part 3FOR each of the groups that participated in EDSA, the expectations, hopes and aspirations which motivated them were diverse. Thirty-one years, the survivors may now have a better grasp of the event and a better appreciation of whether these…

Multiplier effect

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 10:05 Written by
DAVAO is “three times bigger than Metro Manila, six times the size of Cebu, one of the largest metropolitan areas not just in Asia but in the world.” Today, it is the unofficial capital of the country. The Davao formula…

Character, opposition and change

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 09:25 Written by
MUCH has been said about Edsa@31, how we started finding our star and how we held on to each other to reach that star. Those were good times when being Filipino made us stand straight and hold our head high.…

The biggest opportunity we missed because of ‘EDSA’ and Cory

Monday, 27 February 2017 09:56 Written by
THE biggest opportunity we missed because of the EDSA uprising, and Corazon Aquino’s assumption to power because of that political upheaval, was our failure to shift toward a parliamentary system. (Its most important feature is that the head of government…

EDSA and its celebrations have severely weakened Philippine nationalism

Friday, 24 February 2017 10:51 Written by
THERE are several factors that explain our people’s weak sense of nationalism, among them: a foreign-descended ruling class that doesn’t identify with the mostly ethnic Malay masses; the US colonizers’ successful brainwashing of the elite and the middle class that…

Martial law or revolutionary govt?

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 09:56 Written by
CONTRARY to what appeared on this page in my last piece, “Thou shall not kill” is the Fifth Commandment rather than the Sixth, according to the Roman Catholic (Augustinian) rendering of the Ten Commandments. It is the Sixth, according the…

Legacy Islands on Water

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 09:42 Written by
IN Asia alone, there are 17 reclamation projects of note, such as: the coastlines of Mumbai, India; the coastlines of Mainland China, Hong Kong, North Korea and South Korea; the inland lowlands of the Yangtze Valley, China, including Shanghai and…

Talking about CHANGE

Saturday, 18 February 2017 10:20 Written by
The specter of the new millennium insidiously hovering above us does not inspire much confidence. Every political nook and cranny are abuzz with talks about change in governance style, social and economic reforms and bureaucratic over-haul as de rigueur of…
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