Tail-end of a cold front: PAGASA weathermen and the 1986 People Power

Today the role of the PAGASA in the EDSA revolution is almost forgotten among those alive at the time and virtually unknown among younger generations of employees, much less the general public.  To begin with the loyalist government soldiers clashed with the rebel Reform the Army Movement  (RAM) and between them were the PAGASA  employees who in an accident of history, were forced to do their duty to their country as they saw best.


Diokno: Fight the fear, sing our own song

(This was originally published at the Philippine Daily Inquirer as an opinion column by Boying Pimentel) Jose Diokno was the activist-intellectual, the human rights warrior and the brilliant, fearless opponent of dictatorship we revered and respected. Ka Pepe was the hero of my generation. This week, we mark his 95th birthday and the 30th anniversary Read more about Diokno: Fight the fear, sing our own song[…]

Edsa Anniversary

Lessons on fear in the grand manner

The true rule of law should be the goal of every democracy, yet it is sorely lacking in the country today. This is the real world we enter as graduates of the UP College of Law. What then is our duty, and how do we serve the rule of law when those in power are determined to destroy it, and to silence every dissenting voice?

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Bayani Lubid at ang Dekada ng Martial Law

Never again to dictatorship! On the occasion of the 32nd anniversary of EDSA People Power, Bantayog ng mga Bayani invite you to a restaging of Ramces M. Dili’s “Bayani Lubid at ang dekada ng martial law.” This is a play about the lives of ordinary people who fell victim to the abuses of the police Read more about Bayani Lubid at ang Dekada ng Martial Law[…]