Archive for the ‘Cory Aquino’ Category

Dominant thoughts re Edsa One: We wasted it

Edsa30 celebration has revived memories of that important event in our history as a freedom-loving people. From the recollections, one can glean a deep sense of disappointment, of our failure not to have used our regained freedom into building genuine democracy- wherein people would have the opportunities to pursue their dreams of a better life. […]

February 25, 2016   Posted in: Cory Aquino, General  12 Comments

EDSA30

It has been 30 years since that one shining moment in Philippine history when the people came together to put an end to tyranny. As Che Francisco, a colleague in Ang Pahayagang Malaya, remarked , “Parang kelan lang.” On this day, Feb. 24, we, in Malaya were covering the fast-changing events non-stop. I was sleeping […]

February 24, 2016  Tags:   Posted in: Cory Aquino, General, Military  12 Comments

Ang konsyerto ng mga palaka

Habang nagkakantahan at nasasayawan sina Pangulong Aquino sa EDSAnoong Biyernes sa kanilang pagdiwang ng 25 taong anibersayo ng People Power, ako ay nakikinig sa kunsiyerto ng mga palaka. Tuloy-tuloy hanggang lampas ng hatinggabi ang kunsiyerto ng mga palaka. Minsan may nagso-solo,pagkatapos pumapasok na parang background music. Ang galing. Talo si Ogie Alcasid at ang kanyang […]

February 27, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Benigno Aquino III, Cory Aquino  69 Comments

‘EDSA is not just four days in February’: Remembering the role of the ‘Mosquito press’

I’m reprinting here the recollection of Lourdes “Chuchay” Fernandez, Malaya’s editor-in-chief at the time of the 1986 People Power, which she did for VERA Files and Yahoo. Chuchay is now editor-in-chief of Business Mirror. The 1986 People Power is most memorable for us in Malaya, whose owners, Jose Burgos Sr and his son, Joe Burgos, […]

February 24, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Cory Aquino, Malaya  130 Comments

Thoughts on 25 years after 1986 People Power

We are commemorating the 1986 People Power revolution, many refer to as EDSA 1. If we refer to EDSA I and EDSA 2 as a gathering of people on Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, that long stretch of road from Pasay City to Caloocan City, I would agree that’s accurate. Then we should also call […]

February 23, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Cory Aquino  206 Comments

Ninoy assassination a closed book for Aquino sisters

by Booma Cruz VERA Files Twenty-seven years after the murder of opposition leader and former senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., his daughters say the search for the brains behind his assassination is over, and that the Aquino family has already achieved justice. Ma. Elena “Ballsy” Cruz and Aurora “Pinky” Abellada, elder sisters of President Benigno […]

August 20, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Cory Aquino, Vera Files  11 Comments

“Ipaglaban ko ang pagsasama ng pamilya natin”: James Yap

Statement issued by James Yap: “Kilala niyo po naman ako. Tahimik at simple lang akong tao. Tingin ko din itong lahat na issues na naglalabasan siguro dapat kami na lang mag-asawa ang mag-aayos in private. Ever since naman, never niyo akong naringgan ng kung-anu-ano tungkol sa relasyon namin ni Kris. “Kaya konting lang ang gusto […]

July 1, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Cory Aquino  52 Comments

Sen. Edward Kennedy and Philippine democracy

The passing away of President Cory three weeks ago and last Friday’s 26th death anniversary of her husband, Senator Benigno Aquino Jr., brought back to mind the events of February 1986 when the world stood in awe as Filipinos linked arms, armed only with prayers and faith, to restore democracy in the country. Yesterday, we […]

August 27, 2009  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Cory Aquino, elections2010, Malaya  43 Comments

Anak talaga ni Ninoy at Cory

Hindi pa sinasabi ni Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III. ang kanyang desisyon kung siya ay tatakbo sa pagka-presidente na siyang panawagan ng iilang mga kolumnista at sinasabing eksperto sa pulitika. Ngunit sa himig ng kanyang pananalita, parang natatanto ko na sa ngayon, mas nahihiling siya kung saan siya ngayon: sa Senado. Guest si Noynoy sa […]

August 26, 2009  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Cory Aquino, elections2010  55 Comments

Pang-iinis ni Arroyo sa pamilyang Aquino

Bilib naman talaga ako sa kapal ng mukha at tapang ng apog nitong si Gloria Arroyo at ng kanyang mga alagad. Sinabi na nga ng pamilyang Aquino na “No, thank you” doon sa kanilang plano na magpatayo ng monumento para kay dating Pangulong Cory Aquino sa Rizal Park, pinagpipilitan pa. Sabi ni Gary Olivar, dating […]

August 24, 2009  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Abante, Cory Aquino, elections2010  70 Comments