February 21, 2009

President Cory Aquino's Speech In The U.S. Congress

I apologized for the inconvience but you have to go directly to the site. The owner of the video disabled embedding.

There are 3 parts for this speech. It is a historical speech not only for the Filipino people but for the entire world.

Listen to the speech and you will know the true meaning of Freedom without the barrel of a gun.


Edsa Part 2

The Laban Sign In Harvard

The Laban sign
(fight sign)

Aquino And Kennedy

Philippine President Corazon Aquino addresses guests at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library during a reception for her on September 20, 1986. Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, daughter of the late president, and Sen. Edward Kennedy look on.

After The 1986 Philippine People Power Revolution

President Corazon C. Aquino.
President Aquino visited Boston, Massachusetts after the revolution
with Governor Michael Dukakis and Boston Mayor Raymond Flynn.
The Aquino family lived Newton, Massachusetts during the exile of Senator Benigno Aquino Jr.

A Moro Fighter Of Mactan

Chief Lapu-Lapu
The first Filipino who fought for freedom.
The Moro chieftain of Mactan was considered the best fighter of Tausug ethnic clan.
A fish was named after him.
A fish that protect the young inside his belly from an invading force.

February 20, 2009

Raul Manglapus

Senator Raul Manglapus
distinguished himself as a student, soldier, statesman, newspaperman and as a civic leader.

He finished grade school and high school at the Ateneo de Manila with first honors and finished law at the University of Santo Tomas. He was the national inter - university oratorical champion of 1940.

In 1942, he was arrested in Manila by the Japanese military police and imprisoned at Fort Santiago for propaganda activities. Sentenced to imprisonment at Muntinlupa in 1943, he escaped in August, 1944 and joined Hunters Guerillas.

In 1946, he passed the bar examinations with flying colors.
The Filipino people can well be proud of his academic standing in the Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

As a newspaperman and literary writer, Senator Manglapus had lucid style and originality that he was one of the most - read writers of the New Era. His masterful language and diction did honor to his standing in the halls of Congress. He wrote nine books and contributed articles to international magazines and serials.

As a senator, he became chairman of the Senate committee on investigation (Blue Ribbon), and revision of laws. He was senator from 1961-1967. Reelected senator in 1987, he was appointed Secretary of Foreign Affairs in September of the same year.

He was also professor of constitutional law, the first assistant attorney of the TaƱada, Palaez and Teehankee law firm, a partner in the Feria, Manglapus and Associates law Office; and was appointed Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs by President Magsaysay in 1954. He became Secretary of Foreign Affairs in 1957.

He was a member of the Philippine Veterans Legion, president of the Catholic Action of the Philippines from 1951 to 1953, founder and chairman of the Cultural Foundation of the Philippines. His speaking engagements took him to all parts of the globe where he delivered messages and reaped honors for the Republic of the Philippines.

Senator Manglapus was born on October 20, 1918 in Manila, to Congressman Valentin Manglapus of Ilocos Sur, and the former Justina Sevilla of Malabon, Rizal. He was married to Pacita La O.
He died on July 25, 1999.

February 19, 2009

Filipino Veterans Of World War 2

Filipino Veterans

After 64 years the Filipino veterans are finally recognized by the
United States government.
The Recovery and Reinvestment Act by Senator Daniel K.Inouye (D-HI) and the Stimulus Package that was signed by
President Barack Obama was the turning point for a long fight for
recognition of the Filipino veterans.
This is not about the money it is about US soldiers who fought so hard to defend the former Commonwealth of the United States.
It is sad that some of those veterans are deceased but for those who are still alive.
Recognition and to be compensated is long over due.
But the Filipino veterans are not alone for recognition.
The American soldiers are also suffering from lack of health care,pensions,supplies,uniforms and the list goes on.
The American government should now past a Bill that will help an ailing soldier.

February 13, 2009

Crispin Beltran

Crispin Beltran

He was the champion of the Filipino laborer.
He survived the Marcos and the Macapagal-Arroyo administrations.
He was brutalized and tortured in Camp Crame and was imprison for

fighting for the rights of all Filipinos

He was a militant and progressive labor movement, he was a major figure in contemporary Filipino history.

Crispin Beltran was the grand old man of Philippine labor.
He died accidentally on May 20, 2008.

February 11, 2009

Satur Ocampo

Satur Ocampo
I voted for this guy in Cabanatuan City.
One of the volunteers was so nosy
that he was behind me checking my ballot
and he saw me wrote Satur Ocampo's name on
the ballot.
He whispered "Huwag mo boto iyan komunista iyan"
Don't vote for him he is a communist.
I think Satur Ocampo got 3 votes in Nueva Ecija.
I believe in his words.
The words of a Kasamahan (One of Us).
He was the spoke man for the CPP-NPA in the 80s in the Philippines.
Decided to live the hammer and sickle to represent the Filipino farmers.
Satur Ocampo one of the unknown heroes of the Philippines.

February 09, 2009

Rebel Priest

Father Conrado Balweg
A catholic priest that turned rebel for the people of Abra.
Father Balweg died for the people of Abra creating the
Cordillera Administrative Region.

Portrait Of Alejandro

A Filipino Student Activist

On 19 September 1987, assassins killed Lean Alejandro, the 27-year old Philippine leader who rose from the ranks of the student movement in the early 1980's to conduct the struggle against the Marcos dictatorship.
On the afternoon that he was shot outside the gates of BAYAN
(New Patriotic Alliance) of which he was Secretary-General, Lean Alejandro had called for renewed vigilance against fascism.
words by someone

February 07, 2009

From The Philippines For The World

After the 1983 assassination of Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr.
The Filipinos finally woke up from a bad nightmare,
But for President Ferdinand Marcos that nightmare became a reality.

The tremendous effect of rapid eye movement can generate domini effect all over the world from the Tiananmen uprising, The South Korean revolt and the fall of the Iron Curtain.

The Filipinos showed the world that violence can be stop and a peaceful way to overthrow a conjugal dictatorship can be done.

Philippine People Power Revolution of 02/22/86 - 02/26/86

Longing For The Sun

El Nido, Palawan Island

February 04, 2009

Philippine History Month

Andres Bonifacio
(November 30, 1863 – May 10, 1897)
A Filipino revolutionary leader and patriot, known as the "Father of the Philippine Revolution." He was one of the founders and organizers of the Kataastaasan Kagalang-galang na Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan or Katipunan, although he was not its first supremo or leader.
He eventually assumed the leadership of the society owing to his dedication and resolve to the cause of Philippine independence. Bonifacio has earned his place in Philippine history as a Filipino hero with an uncompromising stance in leading his countrymen to the path of freedom.