Showing posts from September, 2016

Senator Miriam Fought For the OFWs in Her Last Few Months at the Senate

I knew I was going to cry the moment I heard the news. But for some reasons, it just won't fall. I knew I was going to be affected this day but for some reasons, it just wont sink in right away. I had to go to work.

I had to wait until my work ended. I wanted to start writing already about her,why her death affects me.
I remembered. A year ago, I signed a petition for OFWs, a petition that originated here in UAE, from a Filipino, addressed to her: To fight the intrusive inspection of the Bureau of Customs on OFWs Balikbayan Boxes.
I searched from my inbox and saw the emails. Our signed petition. And her response.
Yes.  She did respond.

That's when my eyes became like a faucet of tears.
Because that issue was close to my heart. And signing up on that petition was the least I can do to help my countrymen with that issue. And it was given attention by the very first Philippine government official ever that I have really really believed in, the very very first presidential candidate in t…

President Duterte Has Resurrected the Craving for Independence

OVER 16 MILLION  Filipinos crave for the change that Presidente Duterte stands for.

We have a president who loves us back, who speaks for us and make things happen the way we want it for us.  And that's all it takes to ignite the craving for independence: from foreign governments' manipulations, evil plots and what not.  We have a president who believes in our own country.
To the young generation, the words 'Philippine Independence' may just mean only one thing: holiday.  As if its too much to understand.  Just because they cannot relate.  Never felt, never experienced.  Nobody knows anymore that it is something to crave for.  Of what it feels like to crave for it.
Philippine presidents kept changing, little improvements here and there. Yet, the sense of independence that the Philippine heroes of the past have fought for remained there, past. The sense, the craving for Philippine Independence, for a long long time, has just remained in one place: Philippine History Boo…