Category: people power

Towards A Culturally Evolved Alternative

JORGE ARAGO (1943 – 2011) People power in 1986 restored to Philippine society the “democratic space” which had been previously occupied by the running dogs of martial law. But as in previous turnovers of power in our society, that space … Continue reading

Stalking EDSA — Coming out

7/7 Late October, I was bracing myself for a final stretch of sustained work, taking in Bosworth and the latest from Enrile (even if only for the endnotes), when Elmer Ordoñez emailed and gave me something else to think about.  … Continue reading

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Stalking EDSA — Multiple EDSAs

6/7 On my reading of the four days’ events – that it was the presence of the people in EDSA in huge numbers waving Cory’s colors and ready to die defying the dictator that forced Cory (widow of Ninoy) and … Continue reading

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Stalking EDSA — Himagsikan for Revolution

5/7 Meanwhile, thinking to spread the word to the tabloid-reading masses via a newsprint edition, I had started translating the chronology into Tagalog early in 1997. When it was announced that the National Centennial Commission was sponsoring a literary contest … Continue reading

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Stalking EDSA — Finally, a chronology

4/7 By October, I was still fine-tuning the sequence of events and had long given up on the 10th anniversary that was just four months away. But in November, serendipity struck. Tia Nita, then based in Denmark, was in Manila … Continue reading

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Stalking EDSA — The FVR turn


3/7 My next aha! moments were in 1991 during and after close encounters with then Defense Secretary Fidel V. Ramos. He was running for president in 1992 and his people were looking for a writer to put together a biography, … Continue reading

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