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In the cusp of change

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History always teaches us one constant lesson – that change is constant. The process is known as evolution, an eerie turn of life’s wheel that guarantees change at any cost, at all cost. There is an apparent trajectory that collective behavior creates, sometimes subtle, sometimes quite visible. The difference from era to era, from one society to another, is the rate of change. But even at its slowest pace, change happens. It always does.

Posted: June 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

One real legacy of Edsa

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For lack of space, an article prepared by Inquirer Research on the so-called myths of Edsa 1986, as seen by political scientists, did not see print last week.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Doronila’s blind spot

Power of the people really was what we had in Edsa 1986. But it is true a few of us were privileged to stand with the Aquinos, Salongas and Dioknos at Edsa from Sept. 23, 1972 and stayed there until Feb. 25, 1986.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Prelude to Edsa 1

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In 1974 martial law was at its height, and the opposition was reduced to a few brave souls led by, among others, the former senator Lorenzo Tañada. To use a quotation from Oscar Wilde, it was a season of sorrow.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Transition from old to new oligarchy

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Twenty-seven years after the Edsa People Power Revolution toppled the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship, the government of the restored Philippine democracy is in the hands of the son of the late President Cory Aquino, whose family is descended from the country’s wealthiest political dynasty.

Posted: February 25th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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