Archive for February 24th, 2011
AFTER a quarter century, I assert with little fear of contradiction that People Power, the invention of Filipinos, has been a failure.
There are two aspects to People Power. The first is the removal of an unwanted, often corrupt and despotic leader. Filipinos—or rather the military—have done that twice, on February 22 to 26, 1986, with Ferdinand Marcos and on January 20, 2001, with Joseph Estrada. Read the rest of this entry »
VIEWS FROM A BRIT
IMET a fairly new expatriate arrival to the Philippines the other day.
After five minutes introductory conversation, the lady came out with the question, “why is everything so difficult here?” That just about sums things up; everything is so difficult. It didn’t use to be like this. Read the rest of this entry »
BY ELLEN TORDESILLAS VERA FILES
WHISTLEBLOWER Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada could be the perfect example of how, in this country, people like him who dare spill the beans on wrongdoing get punished, not rewarded. It is a practice that he said must change under the administration of President Benigno Aquino 3rd. Read the rest of this entry »