Category Archive: Political History
The Seven Secrets of Building Political Dynasties
In this article, let us examine how politicians perpetuate themselves in power. Because in the world of politics there is no such thing as public service, its public serves. We serve our political masters and not public servants serving us.
Demented, Paranoid, Megalomaniac: The Colorful Story of Political Nuisance
Ever since we had our elections, many people both great and infamous, illustrious statesmen and dynastic kingpins, and political martyrs and despotic autocrats have made their mark in the history of our country — a country shrouded by political change, social stagnation and economic degradation. Despite the fact that the country is ruled by the privilege few — the rich, the influential and the powerful; many people have vied for political change in a country that needs heroes and martyrs.
The Legacy of People Power
People can’t be stop and it seems EDSA has to be relived all over again. Despite the controversies behind the entire event like the absence of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and the removal of the former president’s security detail, the event is fully represented by the various people from the government, top brass of the armed services, the representatives of some foreign countries and the mammoth crowd all make it the most watched funeral in Philippine history, no doubt about it.
Political Bashing and Freedom of Speech
Talk about prayer rallies? Why are they using prayers as political weapons? Thats blasphemy! They are having novenas for peace and prosperity but burning Gloria effigies and brandishing hate slogans at the same time. Thats weird! Lately, they clobbered a poor military agent before the Commission on Human Rights stepped in. In the end, the rally went “peacefully.”
Historical Controversies Series: Operation Merdeka
The Philippines is an archipelago of 7,107 islands but some Filipinos don’t know that the Malaysian state of Sabah was “part of the country.” Before the Philippines gained its independence from the United States in 1946, the state of Sabah was disputed between both countries.