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Truth… or Something Like It

   February 29, 2008.  I was on my way to my boarding house in Diliman from work when I saw streamers and flags waving along Welcome Rotonda.  I was expecting some of my kind: people who have had it up to here with GMA, people who want the truth out of the NBN-ZTE deal among […]

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Evil

I don’t mind if Romulo Neri confirms or denies that he called Gloria Arroyo “evil.”  At this point, annotations on GMA’s morality are irrelevant.  In fact, almost every opinion on GMA being embroiled in the biggest scandal to rock the country is rendered irrelevant: it seems to me that people just don’t care anymore. Apathy […]

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Kalokohan

   I have no qualms with people like former Rep. Prospero Pichay, who is a staunch defender of the President.  Just as well, I hope that they understand people like me who grind axes against the President.  But what really bugged me today is that Mr. Pichay, in a press conference broadcast over NBN this […]

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Thoughts on a Student Election

   I went to UP Baguio yesterday to check things out, to see what happened to my school.  It felt great to be back home, but I was greeted with the most disgusting thing to ever grace the beautiful lobby of the IB’s…    Shit, USC elections na naman.    Don’t get me wrong: in […]

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One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish*

   Something smells fishy.  For one, Jun Lozada ‘s version of “the truth” has yet to be backed up by hard, solid evidence.  For two, Senators are grilling Lozada like bad barbecue for hours on end.  For three, no government official has yet to stand to say, “Hey, we’re going after the wrong man.”  Had […]

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The Black Mona Lisa

   Though I had a high grade back in International Relations class (I think it was a 1.5), I don’t understand American politics as well as I should.  The United States, in my view, has one of the world’s most elaborate democracies: the two-party system necessitates that one should either be a Republican or a Democrat.  […]

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Development Aggression

   Tomorrow is inauguration day for the multi-million peso BGH flyover.  This magnificent piece of engineering cuts through a water table, threatens the survival of a park, and affects the peaceful surroundings of a convent, a monastery, a hospital, and a university.  This is just one of the many plans to “develop” the City of […]

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Forget EDSA?

   In today’s issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Malacañang urges the Filipino people to forget EDSA II.  To the Palace, forgetting EDSA II means “healing the wounds of EDSA.”  To me, a willing participant of EDSA II seven years ago, it’s adding salt to the wounds brought about by EDSA.    To “forget EDSA” […]

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Democracy Downgrade

   Exactly seven years ago, when the Senate voted to not open the “second envelope” and effectively stopped the Estrada impeachment dead on its tracks, a crowd of people trooped to the EDSA Shrine and voiced out their discontent and dismay.  This was EDSA Dos.    Today’s Philippine Star headline reads: “RP dropped from list of world democracies.”  […]

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