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Mourning

As criticism bears down on this administration in the wake of the Mamasapano clash, President Aquino faces the impossibility of extricating his personal history from the national narrative. Continue reading “Mourning”

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The Truth For The Fallen Heroes

My soul screams in pain that our fallen brave ones were not so lucky. In this moment I remind myself why I am still alive, what my purpose is: To find the truth, to deliver it mindful of the public trust I am charged with. They were strong enough to uphold our freedom with their lives. I must be strong enough to live to defend the freedom of the nation they died serving.
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Will ‘Mega-Dike’ Solve Laguna Flooding?

Map of the Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike Project. Image from dpwh.gov.ph

In his 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 28, President Benigno Aquino III cited the infrastructure projects that would lessen flooding, prevent drought, and map flood-prone villages as part of disaster preparedness efforts. Except for the mapping project, the projects that the President boasted about pose environmental risks and threaten to displace communities. Continue reading “Will ‘Mega-Dike’ Solve Laguna Flooding?”

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Wishes for The SONA 2014

Filipinos now await the latest state of the nation address of President Benigno Aquino III, his fifth since assuming the presidency in 2010. 2 years more of Matuwid Na Daan. I am wishing that he should make categorical statements that the Aquino administration says no to Charter Change, that declares the abolition of pork barrel, assures the people that there is no pork barrel in the budget for 2015, that the budget for health and education are doubled. Continue reading “Wishes for The SONA 2014”