Ferdinand Marcos’ Legacy

Some Facebook users are circulating a photo of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos with a caption that enumerates why life was supposedly better during his regime and lists the projects he accomplished. To make that post balanced and accurate, they should have added the following to the list: Plundered an estimated US$5 billion to $US10… Continue reading Ferdinand Marcos’ Legacy

Public Statement Of Support For Governor Grace Padaca

(If you agree and want to sign the statement, kindly email your complete name, place of origin, and contact details to kai.pastores@yahoo.com.) We, democracy and freedom-loving Filipinos, fully stand by Isabela Governor Grace Padaca who we believe is the legitimate winner of the 2007 gubernatorial elections in the said province amid an unfair ruling by… Continue reading Public Statement Of Support For Governor Grace Padaca

The Change that the Philippines Needs?

composite triple beat Priest-turned-governor Among Ed Panlilio of Pampanga is now considering running for president in 2010 with Isabela Gov. Grace Padaca as his running mate, says an Inquirer report. Both Panlilio and Padaca are non-trapos who defeated powerful politicians in their respective provinces. Panlilio and Padaca, with other reform-oriented public servants, have been practicing… Continue reading The Change that the Philippines Needs?

Archbishop Cruz and the “Public Sinner”

Dagupan Archbishop Oscar Cruz recently said that public sinners should not be given the Holy communion. News reports said he was referring to Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo — the Philippines’ de facto president who is accused of election fraud and corruption. But the maverick archbishop denied he called Arroyo a public sinner who should not be… Continue reading Archbishop Cruz and the “Public Sinner”

Mar Roxas and Traditional Politics

Among our mainstream political parties, Liberal Party is the one that is a bit different from the others. Despite having members whose loyalty seems to be with Lakas, LP has a clearer ideology than the personality-oriented parties. That is why it is disappointing to hear its possible standard bearer in 2010, Mar Roxas, say that… Continue reading Mar Roxas and Traditional Politics

Trillanes, Lim Again Call for Withdrawal of Support

ABS-CBN News Channel and GMANews.tv report that Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Brigadier Gen. Danilo Lim walked out of a court hearing in Makati and marched to the Peninsula Hotel where Vice President Teofisto Guingona joined them. As of this writing, Trillanes Lim is reading a statement calling for the people’s solidarity in their call… Continue reading Trillanes, Lim Again Call for Withdrawal of Support