Category: revolution

Philippines’ City of Illusions: Time for an Economic ‘EDSA Revolution’

Richard Javad Heydarian Earlier this year, I was astonished by a commercial, which features no less than Leonardo Di Caprio, Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese, who playfully endorse a luxurious and lavish new casino and integrated resort in the … Continue reading

Posted in economy, edsa, revolution


The paradox of National Heroes Day: It rightly remembers the heroes who fought in Asia’s first anticolonial revolution, but it does not commemorate an exact date. Rather, it refers to a notional period: sometime in August. Since the mid-1980s, the … Continue reading

Posted in history, revolution

almario, pilipinas, revolution

so, finally national artist and KWF chief virgilio almario is engaging with mainstream and social media re the renaming of country.  he’s been on radio and television, and KWF’s facebook page has a Q & A primer of sorts and … Continue reading

The Enigmatic Brotherhood of Dimasalang

By Jose Victor Peñaranda At one point of his life, Jose Rizal, the national hero of the Philippines, chose to leave the country and serve in Cuba. He had no other choice, some historians claim. The Spanish colonial authorities, especially … Continue reading

Pag-ibig sa Tinubuang Lupa

the poem, andres bonifacio the song, inang laya

Posted in anthem, revolution

social media as mosquito press

biyaheng EDSA: saan ba papunta? —  this was the question posed by ateneo’s politicial science organization’s politalk last january 31 that katrina and i attended.   my answer (via a powerpoint presentation by ina) was to point out that in both … Continue reading


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