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Salute to the Fallen44

Salute to the Fallen 44

The military band kept on playing. The tune sounds painfully sad. The band kept playing for hours because the honor guards walked slower than slow-motion, perhaps fearful of disturbing the fallen comrade-in-arms inside the coffin. It took hours because there were 42 coffins that came home to Camp Bagong Diwa [Update: Why family of slain SAF from Bicol didn’t wait for Aquino]. The 2 other fallen police officers were buried earlier in accordance with Islamic rites. 44 dead. A lot of officers and gentlemen died performing their sworn duty to protect the country. Continue reading

5th State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno S. Aquino III

[State of the Nation Address of President Benigno S. Aquino III, fifth of sixth for his 6-year term, delivered at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives, Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City, on 28 July 2014. Reproduced here for easy reference. See the official English translation. Feel free to express your reactions and opinions through the comment section below.] Continue reading

Why the Inauguration of Noynoy Aquino is Historic

Tomorrow, 30 June 2010, is the inauguration of the 15th President of the Republic of the Philippines, Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III. It is also the inauguration of Vice-President Jojo Binay. The ceremonies start at around 11:00 a.m. at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila City, although roads in the area will be closed as early as 7 a.m. (more details here; read also inaugural speech). Continue reading

Should Pres. Gloria Arroyo run in House of Representatives?

Let’s start this discussion with a brief backgrounder on the three branches of government. The Judiciary is headed by the Chief Justice. The Legislature is divided into the Senate (President of the Senate) and the House of Representatives (Speaker of the House). The executive department is headed by the President. Continue reading