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  1. #1

    The EDSA 1 anniversary 2013 news articles

    TAUMBAYAN TAMAD NA SA EDSA CELEBRATION
    ni Bernard Taguinod
    Abante Tonite


    Tamad na ang mga tao na iselebra ang EDSA Revolution dahil hindi pa nakakamit ang tunay na diwa nito, bukod pa sa mistulang lalo umanong lumala ang katiwalian sa gobyerno pagkalipas ng 27 taon.

    Ito ang pahayag ni Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Neri Javier Colmenares sa panayam kahapon ng TONITE ukol sa nakatakdang pagdiriwang ng ika-27 anibersaryo ng EDSA Revolution na siyang nagpatalsik sa diktaduryang si dating Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos.

    “Hindi lang kasi pagpapatalsik kay Marcos ang diwa ng EDSA. Kaya nagkaroon ng EDSA ay para rin magkaroon ng reform and changes sa system ng government. Kaso hindi naman nakamit ‘yun after 27 years,” ani Colmenares.

    Kaya umano nagkaisa ang mamamayang Pilipino ay dahil malala ang korapsyon, human rights violation at laganap umano ang kahirapan sa ilalim ng pamumuno ni Marcos, subalit ang minimithing pagbabago at reporma ay hindi umano nangyari.

    Sa katunayan umano ay tila mas lumala ang korapsyon ngayon kumpara noong panahon ni Marcos, dahil hindi lamang umano ang mga taong malalapit sa pangulo ang nasasangkot sa katiwalian kundi maging ang mga ordinaryong empleyado at opisyales ng gobyerno.

    “Noon kasi, only those people near the president ang nasasangkot sa corruption. Ngayon top to bottom na. Although hindi lahat ng government officials and employees ang nangungurakot, pati sa bottom (ibaba) nagkakaroon na rin ng corruption,” ayon pa sa mambabatas.

    Ang mga mahihirap umano noong nasa poder pa si Marcos ay nananatiling mahirap hanggang ngayon gayung ang isa sa mga pangako ng EDSA ay iahon sa kahirapan ang sambayanang Filipino.

    “Malala pa rin ang human rights violation. Akala natin pagkatapos mawala si Marcos, wala ng human rights violation pero malala pa rin,” dagdag pa ni Colmenares, kaya hindi umano masisisi ang taumbayan kung hindi sasama sa selebrasyon ng anibersaryo ng EDSA.

    Para kay Colmenares, wala kahit isang awtor at implementor umano ng Martial Law ang nakulong kaya hindi rin nagkaroon ng katarungan.

    “Mayroon ba tayong narinig na may nakulong na nagpatupad ng Martial Law? Wala akong alam. Nasa poder pa nga ang karamihan sa kanila. After 27 years, na-defeat ang purpose ng EDSA,” ayon pa sa kongresista.

  2. #2
    Tunay na diwa ng EDSA 1, naglaho na nga ba?
    February 22, 2013 9:56pm
    GMA News



    Nagpahayag ng paghihinayang ang ilang obispo ng Simbahang Katoliko dahil nasayang lang umano ang tunay na diwa at mithiin ng EDSA People Power 1 revolution na nagpabagsak sa diktaturyang rehimen noong 1986.

    Ayon kina Cotabato Auxiliary Bishop Collin Bagaforo, Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo, at Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz, natakpan na umano ng personal na interes ng mga mapagsamantalang politiko ang diwa ng EDSA 1.

    Makaraan ang 27 taon mula nang maganap ang EDSA 1 noong Pebrero 1986, patuloy pa rin umano ang paghahari ang mga maimpluwensiyang tao at dynasty, pagdiin ni Pabillo, chairman ng National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice and Peace (NASSA) ng Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines.

    Bagaman nangyari ang mapayapang rebolusyon noong 1986 para wakasan ang umano'y katiwalian sa ilalim ng rehimeng Marcos, pero hanggang ngayon ay patuloy daw na umiiral ang kawalan ng transparency at korupsiyon sa gobyerno.

    Pinuna ni Pabillo ang kasalukuyang administrasyon ni Pangulong Benigno Aquino III dahil sa hindi pagsuporta sa Freedom of Information (FOI) bill na pinaniniwalang makatutulong para magkaroon ng transparency sa pamahalaan.

    Sa kabila nito, naniniwala si Bagaforo na maaari pang isabuhay ang tunay na diwa ng EDSA 1 sa pamamagitan ng pagpili ng mga ihahalal sa darating na eleksiyon.

    “Sa darating na eleksiyon ay sariwain muli natin sa ating mga damdamin at pag-iisip na ang pipiliin natin mga lider ay tunay na magsisilbi sa bayan, tunay na may malasakit sa mga pangangailangan ng ating bayan," payo ni Bagaforo sa panayam ng Radio Veritas.

    Dagdag pa niya: "At higit sa lahat ay kung natatandaan natin na ang EDSA revolution ay nakaugat yun sa moralidad ng katotohanan lalung-lalo na yung takot sa Diyos."

    Dahil sa EDSA 1, naluklok sa kapangyarihan ang yumaong ina ni Aquino na si Cory Aquino, at napatalsik sa kapangyarihan si dating Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos Sr. - MP/FRJ, GMA News
    Last edited by badofilada; Feb 24, 2013 at 08:05 PM.

  3. #3
    Here is the other news... (the older one)

    The mythology of People Power is alive and well
    By LISANDRO E. CLAUDIO June 16, 2010 4:58pm
    Still from the GMA News




    Illustration by Analyn Perez





    Ferdinand Marcos lies frozen in a tomb in Ilocos – a spectral reminder of the dark days of martial rule. And, while Madame may one day bury his body, the Filipino people are unlikely to bury his memory. We conjure the ghost of Marcos when we need to re-stage the public spectacle that overthrew him: People Power.

    Since Cory Aquino, media and civil society groups have compared every Philippine president to Marcos. When Fidel Ramos attempted to change the constitution (ostensibly to extend his term) in 1992, the Yellow Forces emerged from the woodwork to stop him. At a Luneta rally, Cory delivered a speech reminiscent of her speeches in 1986, sending a message to “those who want to stay in power, by martial law or Charter change: No way and never again. Do your worst, we will do our best to stop you. And we, the people, will prevail."

    A similar demonology rendered Erap the “dictator," allowing many Filipinos to once again perform the People Power narrative in EDSA Dos. Most recently, the heir to the People Power legacy became president amidst the threat of the “Marcosian" Gloria using extra-constitutional means to stay in power.

    People Power is more than a non-violent revolt; it is a mythology. As Conrado de Quiros notes, it is the story of “light vs. dark, right vs. wrong, good vs. evil." This is a powerful narrative. Moral absolutes allow for resonant and powerful stances: Gloria is bad, so the good Noynoy must replace her. If there’s something People Power mythology does well, it’s getting rid of evil. And, by God, Gloria, like Marcos, is evil.

    But there are dangers to moral absolutism. After all, fundamentalisms (from religious to ideological) are premised on absolute moral judgments. Unfortunately, the assuredness of People Power mythology is both its biggest strength and weakness. When we mythologize figures like Cory Aquino, we shield them from the criticism that public and historical figures must be subject to.

    Why, for example, did Yellow Forces direct so much vitriol at GMANews.TV for its 5-part series on Hacienda Luisita? What explains the fact that many middle-class groups and commentators rallied behind the Sumilao farmers (fighting a Marcos crony) and not the suffering workers of Luisita? The reasons are complex, but I’m sure one of them is the ability of People Power mythology to form a protective shield around its heroes.

    Similarly, when I tell my history classes that the Cory military killed 17 peasants during the Mendiola massacre, or that the deified president armed more violent vigilantes than Marcos (she called them agents of “people power"), I get looks of horror. It doesn’t matter that I preface these comments with a discussion of Cory’s importance as a symbol for democracy. When I criticize Cory, I feel like I’ve blasphemed.

    There is an irony in all this. Educated people complain about how the masa keep voting in celebrities, claiming these people are blind to policy issues and vote based on name recall. But when we reduce politics to a good/bad mythology, aren’t we being blind to specific policy issues as well?

    It seems to me that we need to recall what People Power originally was before the mythology kicked in. What really is this thing we call People Power?








    For me, People Power was a brief moment in Philippine history when the strictly policed class and regional boundaries of the Philippines collapsed. As such, if you want to feel People Power, do something in solidarity with the marginalized. Participate in an agrarian reform struggle, lobby for the fairer treatment of Mindanao, challenge powerful institutions like the Church when it denies poor people reproductive health. Do not be afraid of the word “activist".

    After all, we owe our democracy to activists, peasants, and workers who laid the foundation for the revolt at EDSA. People Power was never about the heroes of the myth; it has always been about the people. Which is why we call it People Power.

    By its very nature, People Power transcends any hero-centric mythology. The greatest legacy of the revolution is not the fact that it installed a new government with a heroic president at the helm. Rather, it is in the sense of popular empowerment that it instilled within our people. Since the revolution and the collapse of the dictatorship, the number of grassroots NGOs and People’s Organizations in the Philippine has grown exponentially.

    Filipinos rarely have things to brag about, but studying abroad has made me realize how vibrant our civil society is. A few months ago, I listened to a talk by acclaimed documentary filmmaker John Pilger, who, when asked where in the world he found hope, mentioned the Philippines. According to Pilger, while the center of our politics remains unchanged, its margins are extremely vibrant.

    If Noynoy Aquino wants to live up to his mandate as a People Power president, he must hold himself accountable to these margins. Like many, I am hopeful that he will not betray his mandate. But if he does, it will not be the end of People Power. For as long as there is injustice, poverty, and suffering in this country, the people will continue to struggle. For the true magic of People Power is that it outlives its symbols.

    Lisandro E. Claudio (“Leloy") is a PhD Candidate in the School of Historical Studies, the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also a lecturer in the Department of History, Ateneo de Manila University. His doctoral thesis examines the legacies of the People Power Revolution.






    Before we move on, on the pre-EDSA 1 Anniversary 2013 celebration, what is your reaction about the debut of Gretchen Barreto's daughter at the Malakanyang Palace, ano'ng ginamit para dyan, pera ng bayan o ang sariling kapakanan, ano sa tingin nyo?

  4. #4
    May nabasa akong post ni Bahay Kubo na holiday daw mula February 25 to 28. Totoo kay yun? TIA

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by IKARROS View Post
    May nabasa akong post ni Bahay Kubo na holiday daw mula February 25 to 28. Totoo kay yun? TIA


    Kaya ito ginagawa kasi may balak itong si P-Noy dyan, baka mag-declare ng martial law (sa Tarlac, Cebu, Pangasinan, Metro Manila, and the other parts of the Philippines, kasi kakatayin na naman nya ulit ang mga farmers dun sa Luisita), at saka, may balak yata sya ibalik ang PD No. 1081 and 1959, and also, may balak din sya i-declare ang state of emergency, just like what Arroyo did in 2006. That's why. At saka, may mga magra-rally talaga doon, and, di ba pwede rin talaga magdala ng mga armas at baril habang magra-rally para todasin talaga ang mga gwardya, tulisan, mga sundalo, at saka, pati na rin si P-Noy, at ang mga government officials (at, noong February, hindi nai-prioritize ang FOI Bill, kaya revenge talaga ang mangyayari), di ba?

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by badofilada View Post
    Before we move on, on the pre-EDSA 1 Anniversary 2013 celebration, what is your reaction about the debut of Gretchen Barreto's daughter at the Malakanyang Palace, ano'ng ginamit para dyan, pera ng bayan o ang sariling kapakanan, ano sa tingin nyo?
    WTF?! Is this true???

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Rick_dias View Post
    WTF?! Is this true???

    Yes, kung gusto mo, nasa pep.ph yan, nandun sa PEP Alerts, basahin mo na lang yan, and also, nakita ko rin yan sa Showbiz Govenrment sa Facebook kanina lamang.

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by badofilada View Post
    Yes, kung gusto mo, nasa pep.ph yan, nandun sa PEP Alerts, basahin mo na lang yan, and also, nakita ko rin yan sa Showbiz Govenrment sa Facebook kanina lamang.
    P.I!!! P.I na yan!!! dahil nag contribute si Tony Boy Cojuango sa war chest ni Pnoy nung 2010 e nag party sila sa palasyo??? anak ng ...

    baka nag gown din si... with matching tiara... oh wait!! nauubos na pala yung ano niya...

    still...

    P.I!!! debut???

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  10. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by Rick_dias View Post
    P.I!!! P.I na yan!!! dahil nag contribute si Tony Boy Cojuango sa war chest ni Pnoy nung 2010 e nag party sila sa palasyo??? anak ng ...

    baka nag gown din si... with matching tiara... oh wait!! nauubos na pala yung ano niya...

    still...

    P.I!!! debut???


    Oo, at ang tema daw ay The Wizard of Oz.

  11. Feb 25, 2013, 03:31 PM


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