A Valentine Memory

“Great! That’s it!” Nick Joaquin (aka Quijano de Manila), the Filipino National Artist for Literature clapped his hands. Under the light of the tiffany lamp his eyes sparkled. “That’s it!” he repeated as though we could all read his mind. “What? What’s it?” I asked. We were sitting around the centre table at Los Indios … Continue reading A Valentine Memory

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

ONLY MASS CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE CAN BLOCK MARCOS’S BURIAL

I am reposting this article so more people will have the chance to read it. I am hoping its author, Herbert Docena, will not mind my doing so. I am glad to see he is a young man who may never even have experienced the worst excesses of the Marcos years. But he has read … Continue reading ONLY MASS CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE CAN BLOCK MARCOS’S BURIAL

#NeverAgain: Martial Law stories young people need to hear

Here is an article by Shakira Sison that is important for all young people to read so they know exactly what really happened under martial law, what the true cost of human suffering was. Maybe your families were the lucky ones. Maybe your families made money through the corruption of the Marcos regime. Maybe your family … Continue reading #NeverAgain: Martial Law stories young people need to hear

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

WOMEN TORTURE SURVIVORS SPEAK OUT

by KRIS LANOT LACABA Kris Lanot Lacaba is a writer, poet, essayist and actor. His father, Jose (Pete) Lacaba (journalist, screenwriter and editor) was a friend of mine during the late 60s and early 70s. Pete was imprisoned in Camp Crame during martial law. Pete's brother, Eman, another poet was murdered in 1976 in Davao … Continue reading WOMEN TORTURE SURVIVORS SPEAK OUT

IMELDA MARCOS ATTENDS CHURCH

Talk about poetic justice. Imelda Marcos attended Church this week thinking it would be a normal service. Turns out it was a memorial service for the victims of her husband's brutal martial law regime. Torture, kidnap and murder victims were remembered in the ceremony on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the Edsa (People's … Continue reading IMELDA MARCOS ATTENDS CHURCH