Welcome Twenty Twelve!

Esteemed and respected community, in particular, the Phoenix Barangay Lions… Friends: Another time, another season: tonight, here in this Hohokam Ballroom of Pointe Hilton, Squaw Peak, it is time to renew bonds of friendship, time to be grateful, time to laugh, time to dance, time to pause, relax and heal; it is time to love, [...]

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Real Democracy

This is an extended sharing springing from the comments of my friend Phil Pinpin on my previous piece “Been there, done that. Now what?” appearing in Inquirer.net (1). Thank you so much, Phil, for your deep and informative comments from the heart. I do believe hope springs eternal in human breasts and, thankfully, it’s still [...]

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Been There, Done That, Now What?

Democracy is ‘government of the people, by the people, and for the people’ according to President Abraham Lincoln in the Gettysburg Address (1863). At EDSA I (1986), we Filipinos and our military toppled a long-standing dictatorship. Critical masses of people filled the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA); our people’s pent-up desire for freedom and [...]

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