March 12, 2005

1972

CPP - NPA

The Hammer and Sickle. Founded by Jose Maria Sison.

The Huks started to revolt against the Philippine government after the mighty Americans handed over the islands in 1946. But a new struggle was emerging from the rice crops of Luzon.
My People were about to be introduced to a different form of ideology.
The Communist Party of The Philippines was formed in 1969.
Marcos was smart enough to use the CPP-NPA as a scape goat to declare martial law in 1972. I remember that day when my mom was in a rush to get home before midnight. Marcos just declared martial law and that all citizen are to stay home to avoid getting arrested. I finally realized the intense political situation of the Philippines in 1972.
I was young enough to understand the situation because I saw it thru my own eyes, what was going on around me. The Roman Catholic church was the most aggressive anti-Marcos movement that I ever worship.

Sox

Boston Red Sox 2004 World Series Champions

March 08, 2005

Pusila - Pusila (Shoot -Shoot)

Senator. Benigno Aquino Jr.

"I HAVE TO SUFFER WITH MY PEOPLE"

Those were the last words of Ninoy before he was assassinated on the tarmac of the Manila International Airport on August 21st 1983. I was only 15 years old and never realized that there was a man that was committed to free the Filipino people from the abusive and corrupt government of Ferdinand Marcos.

I was so confused and innocent about the political situation of my country before August 21st.

Ninoy Aquino woke me up and slapped me while I was awake. I couldn't ignore the pain that he brought upon my country. My people are now alone for their struggle for democracy.

We were all alone after he was killed but the struggle was just the beginning for a long Fight for Freedom.