(a memoir of an enduring but unlikely friendship) “Who was that?” I asked when, after chatting for over an hour, Joe finally replaced the receiver. I was 19, newly arrived in New York, and had just moved into a studio above Carnegie Hall with a man 25 years my senior, Joseph X Dever, the very … Continue reading IT’S ONLY RITA BEING RITA
Standing Up to a Strongman
Contributing Op-Ed Writer By MIGUEL SYJUCO DEC. 11, 2016 A rally in suburban Quezon near Manila, on Nov. 30, to protest the re-burial of the late Ferdinand Marcos at the Heroes’ Cemetery. MANILA — Dusk set silver-gray over the crowd gathered in a park here on Nov. 25, but the banners and placards could still … Continue reading Standing Up to a Strongman
ESSAY FROM A FORMER MARCOS LOYALIST
I am posting this by a former Marcos loyalist as I think it adds weight to the discussion on this site. I grew up in a somewhat Marcos loyalist family. My late lola used to keep a portrait of the Marcos family on her old and bulky radio in her room. And as far as … Continue reading ESSAY FROM A FORMER MARCOS LOYALIST
IMELDA HAS A $829 BILLION IDEA TO SAVE THE WORLD
I have decided to publish this article by Norman Pearlstine from October 2013 because it demonstrates quite clearly that Imelda hasn't changed. She is still peddling the weird ideas she was pushing back in the early 70s, a combination of wacky New Age philosophy mixed with a small dose of fact (just for the skeptics) … Continue reading IMELDA HAS A $829 BILLION IDEA TO SAVE THE WORLD
Ateneo professors to Bongbong Marcos: Stop ‘distortion of history’
I have included this article, sent to me by Myles Garcia, author of "Thirty Years Later", as I strongly believe the Philippine education system has betrayed the youth of today by glossing over or ignoring completely the abuses and excesses of the Marcos era. It is this wholesale “rewriting” of history that has sadly allowed … Continue reading Ateneo professors to Bongbong Marcos: Stop ‘distortion of history’
CARMMA – CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE RETURN OF THE MARCOSES TO MALACANANG
“CARMMA” movement to be launched to oppose the return of Sen. Marcos to Malacañang February 4, 2016 Aiski luc Headlines 780 SHARES FacebookTwitter “CARMMA” or the Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses to Malacañang is set to be launched nationwide on February 22 whose aim is to oppose the possible return to Malacañang of … Continue reading CARMMA – CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE RETURN OF THE MARCOSES TO MALACANANG
Happy New Year to All My Followers!
I am happy to announce that people are actually reading and reacting to this blogsite. And I am very grateful to you all. The stats for 2015 are in and over 350,000 of you viewed this site this past year, with October 19th being the most successful day - 22,566 views on that day. I … Continue reading Happy New Year to All My Followers!