Revolution

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No Limitation By Ted Laguatan Man’s first loyalty should be to God and not to political or economic interests and much less to evil, powerful people who engage in all kinds of demonic activities. How is it that so many church-going German Catholics and other Christians gave their support and loyalty to Hitler, a murderous tyrant, cheering and hailing him even if they knew or Read More …

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz For the past two months Manila was abound with rumors of plots to oust President Rodrigo Duterte. Among the first to hit the rumor mill was an allegation made by Cabinet Secretary Leoncio B. Evasco Jr., who said on September 30, 2016 that there were plans by the “Yellow Group” – in reference to the Liberal Party and supporters of former Read More …

Russian President Boris Yeltsin, left, American President Bill Clinton, Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma, and British Prime Minister John Major, extreme right, sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty during the CSCE summit in Budapest, Hungary Photo: AP

Ukraine has called for Britain and the United States to intervene in its rapidly-escalating conflict, as the interior minister accuses Russian forces of staging an “armed invasion” in Crimea By Harriet Alexander The Telegraph (UK) Deeply worried politicians inside Ukraine’s parliament have pleaded with Britain and the United States to come to their rescue, after Russia was accused of launching a series of raids in Read More …

EDSA People Power Revolution

FIRST PERSON By Alex Magno The Philippine Star  How can one forget those heady, sleepless four days 28 years ago? The dictatorship was dissembling quickly. The people sensed that. No one really knew where the rapid sequence of events would take us, but we knew we had to be in the streets. That portion of the avenue running between two important camps was the dictatorship’s Read More …

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By Mike Frialde The Philippine Star  MANILA, Philippines – Twenty-seven years after the people power revolution brought down a dictatorship, the Philippines has not been freed from the ills of authoritarian rule, one of the heroes of the revolt said yesterday. “Today, 27 years later… the greed, the apathy, the cronyism and the corruption we brought down at EDSA during those four days are still Read More …

GLIMPSES By Jose Ma. Montelibano After all the criticisms thrown at Filipinos, many by Filipinos themselves, it seems crazy not to accept that we have a lot of problems – and major ones. Maybe, the word “poverty” has become so ordinary because of its constant use. So, too, the word “corruption.” Because poverty and corruption had been around too long, too massively, they can seem Read More …

In commemoration of Bonifacio Day on November 30, the following article highlights the life of Macario Sakay who fought the Americans during the Philippine-American War.  — PERRY DIAZ By George M. Hizon When fugitive general Artemio Ricarte and Eulalio Diaz were incarcerated by the Americans in mid-April, 1904, another Filipino rebel took over as leader of the revolutionary forces. He was Macario Sakay and he Read More …

Aguinaldo and his loyal followers before leaving for exile in Hong Kong. Note: Valentin Diaz, 3rd row,3rd from left.

In commemoration of Bonifacio Day on November 30, the following article highlights the life of Valentin Diaz, one of the founders of the Katipunan or K.K.K., the secret society that started the Philippine Revolution of 1896, and that of his cousin Eulalio Diaz who fought the Americans during the Philippine-American War. A Pact sealed with Blood 1: The Diazes of Paoay By George M. Hizon Read More …

GLIMPSES By Jose Ma. Montelibano Even as people power takes its own form in the Middle East, toppling one dictator after another in a remake of the same wave of people power that removed dictators and authoritarian governments in the Philippines, Eastern Europe and South Africa, the Philippines today has resumed its march towards democracy and good governance. As I write this, Libya is at Read More …

PerryScope By Perry Diaz Last July 25, 2005, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo gave her annual State of the Nation Address (SONA) to the Philippine Congress. Barely three weeks after an opposition-led mass action failed to topple her, her SONA was probably the most important address as the country’s president. It was a story in black and white — the good and the bad. After her customary Read More …