THE ORIGINAL IGO-ROCKET MAN

(An Interview with Kidlat Tahimik by Caroline Kennedy) London, November 1980 “And it’s going to be a long, long time Till touchdown brings me home and they’ll find I’m not the man they think I am at home, Oh, no, no, no, I’m the rocket man….” (with apologies to Elton John) Kidlat Tahimik, alias Eric … Continue reading THE ORIGINAL IGO-ROCKET MAN

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

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’

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

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

Revisiting the 60s from Manila Nostalgia

LEAD Magazine 7 April · SABEL'S BAMBANG, CAROLINE'S LONDON (3/4) By EDGAR O. CRUZ THE DAILY TRIBUNE, APRIL 8, 2015 VISUAL: PORTRAIT (THE ARTIST'S WIFE) BY BENCAB Caroline Kennedy visits the Philippines, particularly Metro Manila, the Mountain Province and Palawan, this April. In 1968, the blonde British writer met BenCab at Indios Bravos as the … Continue reading Revisiting the 60s from Manila Nostalgia

Christmas stockings filler for peace

By Edgar O. Cruz (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 5, 2015 - 12:00am (Left) Caroline Kennedy by Franco Patriarcha (RIGHT) Bencab’s The Family MANILA, Philippines – “Do they know it’s Christmas?” Asks a poignant but pointed question by the eponymous 1984 song composed by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure as performed by the supergroup Band … Continue reading Christmas stockings filler for peace