Category: independence day

saddest independence day ever

Independence Day in Marawi: Philippine flag raised as bombs fall American soldiers spotted in Marawi City Path to Hell: Daesh in the Philippines is a US Project

@MsLeaSalonga’s famous june 12 tweet 

Our country is not yet debt-free, poverty-free, crime-free, or corruption-free. So what are we free from exactly and why do we celebrate it?   it’s a good question – even a trick question, sort of – and would take a … Continue reading

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independence day, june 12, macapagal

i laughed inside when i saw this article July 4, not June 12 in the opinion page of inquirer online.  it’s been 50 years since president diosdado macapagal moved it to june 12 (from july 4 which is also america’s … Continue reading

june 12, what’s to celebrate?

patong patong ang talo.  first, panatag.  then jessica.  then corona.  then pacquiao. i know i know, many of you will say, “then corona” does not belong.  the corona conviction was a win, not a loss.  yes, a win for the … Continue reading

sinisintang kalayaan

sinta kong tula ni tomas agulto 1. ngayon iisa tayong kaganapan kabalbalan ang paghihintay kahibangan ang paghahanda kahangalan ang kailanman ang lahat ang lahat-lahat ay mga kaganapang luwal ng mga haka-haka ng nagkikiskisang pag-aakala at kompetisyon ng pagnanasa ang aking … Continue reading

anthem angsts

the tempest over the national anthem in the wake of martin nievera’s relatively radical version is no small teacup thing.   this is one question that every pinoy who grew up memorizing and singing lupang hinirang feels qualified to weigh in … Continue reading


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