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Twenty-eight years later

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“Are you the gentleman who wants to help me talk to the world about People Power?” This was the only thing Eggie Apostol wanted to know when she asked me to work for her at the Foundation for Worldwide People Power.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Elections in Thailand

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Neighboring Thailand goes to the polls today (Sunday) with the hope of resolving the festering political conflict that has taken an increasingly violent turn in the last three months. The opposition is not just boycotting these elections; it is threatening to disrupt the voting itself. The government has offered to postpone the elections, if necessary, provided the opposition agrees to a moratorium on demonstrations. But the latter is unyielding in its demand for the resignation of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, and the immediate handover of government to a provisional “people’s council.”

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The field marshal

The inimitable June Keithley will be buried today, five days after succumbing to cancer at 66.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

The forest of our democracy

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“Things are the way they should be.” The present moment is not separate from its context. We are where we are because this is the continuing result of our life’s journey. This is not we wanted, I am sure, but this is what we managed to achieve, of that I am just as sure.

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

Madness

For one wild moment it seemed like a scene from that memorable protest rally in Manila in February 1986, days before the People Power revolt, when Citizen Cory called for a boycott of institutions, business firms, and newspapers owned or associated with the dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his cronies.

Posted: October 17th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

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