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Ninoy Aquino: A fallen grain on tarmac bears fruit

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THE FUNERAL THAT STUNNED THE WORLD The funeral of Sen. Ninoy Aquino Jr. was held on Aug. 31 10 days after his assassination on the tarmac of the Manila international airport. It took 11 hours for the procession to reach Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque from Sto. Domingo Church in Quezon City. Veteran photojournalist Joe Arazas provided the Inquirer with this unpublished black-and-white photo of the funeral march, which has been compared to that of India’s Mahatma Gandhi. Note his son Noynoy now President (in shades, at left). Arazas was then working for the state-run Philippine News Agency, which explains why the photo was never used.

Each year, we gather at the Philippine Consulate to celebrate two special events that are somehow connected or related to each other.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

From anti-Marcos pals to post-Edsa family

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They have come a long way since their activist days in the years leading to the Edsa People Power Revolution.

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Palace declares ‘open house’ for orphans, youths

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Malacañang has declared an “open house” on Monday for orphans and youth to symbolically “reclaim” the Palace for the people in commemoration of the 27th anniversary of the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution.

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Palace urges gov’t workers to take part in Edsa celebration

Malacañang is urging state employees to “actively take part” in activities marking the 27th anniversary of the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Judiciary, one wrong committed in the past

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WE REMEMBER YELLOW. Confetti rains on the Edsa parade at the People Power Monument to mark the 26th anniversary of the uprising that ousted dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr. and returned democracy to the people.  Some of Edsa’s major players, including Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile who has snubbed most previous commemorations, are joined by political and civil society leaders who lock arms to renew their pledge to keep alive the Edsa spirit. Up front from left are Rep. Roilo Golez, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, presidential adviser Ronald Llamas, Sen. Gringo Honasan, Sen. Tito Sotto, Speaker Sonny Belmonte, ex-President Fidel Ramos, Vice President Jejomar Binay, President Aquino, Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr., ex-President Joseph Estrada, Enrile, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, Butz Aquino and Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. At right is Freddie Aguilar. COMPOSITE PHOTO BY EDWIN BACASMAS AND RAFFY LERMA

Twenty-six years after millions flocked to Edsa to overthrow a dictator, President Benigno Aquino III on Saturday rallied Filipinos to take action against the judiciary that, he said, like martial law was one of the “wrongs committed in the past” that needed to be corrected.

Posted: February 26th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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