Today, the challenge is for the youth of this nation, beset by the worsening problems of poverty, corruption and criminality, to consecrate their lives to a cause bigger than themselves, to ”dream the impossible dream” and “reach the unreachable star.”
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.
John Silva’s iconic photo is a reminder of how the Marcos regime was responsible for the slow murder of the children and people of Negros.
(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[…]
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?
(A prayer from Sen. Jovito R. Salonga) Our Loving, Heavenly Father: Even as we celebrate the 73rd Anniversary of this Church, we pray for all the members of this fellowship. We pray for all children, that they may have a happy childhood and that we do not give them a bad example or teach them Read more about A Prayer For All Ages[…]
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[…]
This classic mural painted by Egai Talusan Fernandez can be viewed at the halls of Bantayog. Bantayog joins the Filipino people in honoring the heroes and martyrs who fought the dictatorship.
Fellow activist and former social welfare secretary Judy Taguiwalo had written the following poem in (1984) in Walingwaling’s honor
Edjop, a painting by Celeste Lecaroz is part of an exhibit of paintings for the benefit of Never Again: Voices of Martial Law, a series of plays.