Ninoy and The EDSA Uprising…


As the 27th year of the 1986 EDSA uprising that toppled the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos approaches, certain  ‘pundits’  keep on rewriting that glorious event to suit their own political bent.  Lately, an article   in Get Real Philippines  gave credit to the US-CIA in maneuvering Marcos out of power because of his nationalist sentiment of trying…

A U.S. Marine Was No Match To The Machete Culture of the Pinoys!


It is tragic that an unarmed and inactive  U.S. Marine and a husband of U.S. diplomat got beaten up and stabbed to death by  3 Filipino businessmen and a student in an upscale BelAir Makati Village, early Saturday morning.  Major George Anikow, 41, died in a hospital, a victim of Pinoys’  “machete culture,”   a culture which resolves…

A Review of Enrile’s Memoir By Installment…


JPE’s  Memoir, is a narration of  political events that bedevil  the nation beginning  1924, when a poor boy, Juanito Furagganan, JPE’s  childhood name,  was born in  barrio Mission in the town of Gonzaga,  a sandy, coastal, fishing village situated at the mouth of the Mission River, Cagayan, up to the historical impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona of…

Enrile’s Memoir, A Misshapen Narrative!


The Enrile Memoir is his resume — it was a narrative addressed to his employer, the Filipino people begging them to look at him in most favored light and consider him as one of the stalwarts of Philippine politics, a statesman,  if you may. Whether he has achieved this purpose is for the people and…

Obama and Romney Played American Voters For Fools!


I was a Time subscriber for 16 years until about 4 years ago I had ended it because I noticed the magazine’s left-leaning bias until it offered its copies for a much reduced price.  I like the way Time writers deliver their news/opinions — brief, crisp and in plain English, a model for everyone wanting to write  and to…

A Marcos Loyalist Makes A Last Hurrah For Marcos!


A Marcos loyalist had wandered into my blog and  called me names: ‘gunggong’ and ‘bakla’ when I tried to compare the late dictator to the departed DILG Secretary.  One is hated, the other is well-loved. He said that the comparison was way off because Marcos had the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant and a Sta.  Barbara nuclear…

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…

Japan’s Loot Improves Its Economy, Marcos’s Loot Bankrupts RP!


A fellow blogger,   JoeAmerica, had asked about an American smelter who had helped Marcos ‘re-fingerprint’ his gold through the smelting  equipment of this American national which were shipped from Nevada to the Philippines. This equipment were left behind and he and his business partner, MacAllaster hurried back to the States for fear of their lives.  The reprocessing of the gold…

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…