Monthly Archives: August 2009

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“In the end, sites that blend professional journalists with amateur, citizen journalists will probably do well,” Jay Rosen (I have a perfect excuse why this blog has not been updated for almost a week. Holed up in the mountainous area of Laguna, internet connection was just painfully slow to do anything except check email, whine Read More →

I want to bring out all kinds of things that lie buried deep in my heart. Anne Frank The aftermath of the Best Friends Forever Reunion left me in a contemplative mood for days. Friends remarked that I was quiet, conservative and feminine in the past so the revelation of “a true confession” caused jaw-dropping Read More →

““The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation.” –Pearl S. Buck courtesy of Romeo Ranoco unarmed protesters are no match for a baton, steel barrier, concrete barrier, and a metal signpost Once upon a time, I was a student who joined lightning Read More →

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. ~Elisabeth Foley UP College Cebu , 1974 My mediocre grades in high school were not enough to qualify me to the UP Diliman Campus. I was determined to take up college in Manila to gain independence from my sheltered Read More →

I encounter all sorts of stories about children’s death in the course of my advocacy work in The Compassionate Friends, a grief support group for those who have lost a child. I often hear the word “if only”, “what if?” and so many words of regret and guilt. I can’t help but cry along with Read More →

““Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.” George Jean Nathan The rooster crowing from afar reminded me that it was time to wake up. What an unholy hour 5:00 AM was, as I grumbled and struggled to get off from bed. I was doing this for my daughter, Marielle as it Read More →

““I believe that during these times, we should not forget that many sacrificed to regain our democracy.” Corazon Aquino My legs dangling from the makeshift platform of the media truck. I couldn’t stand up because I don’t have balance after I broke my ankle 4 years ago. President Cory Aquino is an extraordinary woman that Read More →

Update (August 5)- View Photos and Video of the President Cory Aquino Burial Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things – with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope. Corazon Aquino That’s me in yellow taking video footage Read More →

(Update : Read my entry on Cory’s Funeral Convoy from La Salle Greenhills to Manila Cathedral) It’s my husband’s fault. He woke me up at 6:00 AM and said that if I wanted to attend the Cory Aquino’s memorial services, I should queue by 7:00 AM. I arrived at La Salle Greenhills before 7:00 AM Read More →

““I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.” Corazon Aquino “Our mother peacefully passed away at 3:18 am of cardio-respiratory arrest” – Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. Her son Sen. Benigno ““Noynoy” Aquino III confirmed that Former President Corazon Cojuangco Aquino died of cardio respiratory arrest at exactly 3:18 a.m. Saturday Read More →

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