NY Times Mistook The Philippines A Vassal Archipelago Of The U.S.


Some 8509 miles from across the globe, New York Times counseled President Benigno Simeon Aquino to step down from power after  2016 because the fragile democracy in the country is in peril if he amends the constitution to   run again and to clip the powers of the Supreme Court. This unsolicited advice betrays a certain…

Prosperous Martial Law Years Was An Illusion, Estrada-Binay, Are Marcos Clones!


As Bongbong Marcos gears for the 2016 presidential elections, social media networking sites are littered with pro-Marcos sentiments on how prosperous the country was during the era of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos. These misguided were not aware that the country at the time Marcos fled to Hawaii, was heavily in debt of US$25 Billion. The…

Heaven Weeps and The Books The Marcos Apologists Must Read!


Heaven weeps uncontrollably  over the unabated corruption in Metro Manila that its tears  flooded in “biblical proportions” its major thoroughfares.  In my own sense of irony I viewed  with endless trepidation the sight of my 24 year old daughter coming home early morning from a midnight shift of 12 or sometimes 16 hours to make honest money…

Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang – Or How Marcos Feebly Solved Manila Squatting!


If there is something the Aquino administration should be proud about, it is the treatment of the marginalized sectors of our society, which Bianca Gonzalez characterized as ‘soft-glove’ treatment of non-performing citizenry, the squatters. And also in the light of a recent attempt to demolish the squatters along West Kamias, Q.C. which Mayor Herbert Bautista…

The Robredo and Marcos Parallels!


I was in grade school at the Naga Elementary School for two years,  took my secondary school at Camarines Sur National High School, college courses at Ateneo de Naga for one semester and three semesters at University of Nueva Caceres and finally finished my bachelor’s degree in Naga College in 1974.   While in college I write for the Bicol Mail,  one…

Why It Is Easy To Believe That Marcos Ordered Ninoy Killed!


There are people who believed that on the tragic  day of August 21, 1983, Marcos was bedridden with failing kidneys because of lupus (or due to stressful life, not lupus  according to JPE’s Memoirs) and therefore he could not have ordered the ‘murder’ of the popular oppositionist former Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. But Marcos was not always hobbled in…