By Amando Doronila
During the first leg of his trip to Europe, President Benigno Aquino III unburdened to a group of German businessmen in Berlin his concerns about the “overreach” of the Supreme Court’s review power.
By Juan L. Mercado
“Chiz, your ‘Heart’ is not in the right place.”
I was just seven years old when martial law was declared. I did not know what it was all about.
By Mahar Mangahas
Very, very early, perhaps between 2 and 3 in the morning of Saturday, Sept. 23, 1972, I was awakened at home, in the southern side of the University of the Philippines Diliman campus, by the rat-tat-tat of automatic rifle fire, coming from the north. There were up to 100 shots, in intermittent bursts, over 10-15 minutes. An hour later there was a huge explosion, coming from the east. Then, eerie silence.
If the protesters at the University of the Philippines Diliman are “loathsome hooligans,” then why is it that until today the 1970 First Quarter Storm and the 1971 Diliman Commune are still cited as high points in the democratic struggle?