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A Look at Ninoy’s Outstanding Speech in Los Angeles

I can’t help but share this video of Ninoy’s speech in Los Angeles way back when he was in exile. I’ve read a few things about Ninoy and his fight for our country’s freedom and good governance under the Marcos regime but I must admit that I had never covered the entire story about this fight.

This video of 9 parts, tells a lot about the very powerful Marcos during his time (and my time but was too young to understand), Ninoy’s life in prison, the tactics used by Marcos to keep Ninoy away from power, and the call for Marcos to give to the Filipinos what they truly deserve.

Ninoy is indeed a brilliant, witty, articulate, courageous, determined, and most of all, a very sincere politician.

I hope that the generation of today will take time to follow his story and his dreams for the Filipino people. This speech reminds us that we need not take a person’s life away for us to continue fighting for good governance in our country. We can have a good fight in our own little ways. We need not be Ninoy nor his wife, Cory, to free our country from corruption and put the Philippines back in the map with its successful neighboring countries.

Our country is still our country. While othersΒ  may run away from the problems we now face, those who are left behind may continue to dream for a better Philippines and work on making these dreams come true. As what Ninoy had said in his speech as an answer to the question raised on whether he had sought the help or assistance of the Americans in restoring democracy in the Philippines, he said “I believe that IF we, Filipinos, cannot fight for our freedom, we do not deserve it. We should not depend on the Americans, we should depend on ourselves…”

No one can fight for our country except us, Filipinos. Let us not wait for another person’s life to be spared…

Let us start now. πŸ™‚

***Right-click this and click WATCH ON YOU TUBE so you may follow the rest of the other 8 parts.***

Enjoy viewing!


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Oh, Trip!

My Palawan trip has long been over but I haven’t got the time to really blog about it (although some photos from Day 1 were already posted). I hope I can sit down one of these days and get all these experiences out of my over-stressed mind. :p

I just came back from the 7,107 Island Cruise and I still have all those photos stuck in my camera.

I’m off to Bohol by the end of the month and I hope I can blog about my Bohol experience as soon as I get back to Manila.

I hope we all enjoyed our V-day last weekend!

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New Travel Show on Channel 5!

Channel 5 has just re-launched and part of its re-launch is a travel show called Travel on a Shoestring which gives the viewers ideas and suggestions about backpacking in the Philippines.

It’s aired every Thursdays, 10 P.M.

Watch it! And you’ll appreciate local tourism even more! πŸ™‚

Show Host and Friend, JC Gotinga, During His Banaue ShootJC by you.

“See the Philippines under 5,000 pesos for 3 days and 2 nights!”

(Photo by Jeric Soriano)

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Cebu City: SIGA 2008

SIGA is an acronym of SSEAYP (Ship for Southeast ASEAN Youth Program) International General Assembly. Each year, Japan or an ASEAN-member country hosts this 4-day assembly of SSEAYP alumni. As May 1 – 4 are Japanese holidays, SIGA is always held on these dates. And this year, it was held in Waterfront Hotel and Resort (Lahug), Cebu City. About 300 international and local participants went to Cebu to witness and participate in this assembly.

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I stumbled upon this site which grades you on how much of the Philippines you have visited. My Lakbayan grade isn’t that bad but I think I have to start going around the country again. There’s just so many places in the country to visit and still so much to see and experience!!! πŸ™‚

Biyahe na mga kapatid!!! πŸ™‚

My Lakbayan grade is B-!

Click on the image to find out your Lakbayan grade! πŸ™‚

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Going Underwater One More Time

Part 3 of 3

I am naturally a water lover – no, I’m not a swimmer (thank God at least Ailyn knows water rescue techniques – I asked her a number of times if she could save me in case there were water accidents), but I love the calming and relaxing feeling whenever I visit beaches or merely just whenever I hear the sound of waves.

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Getting To Know The Islands

Part 2 of 3

Our second day in Boracay was packed with all sorts of activities – water sports, sailing, malling…

Boracay Waters – Best for Snorkeling, Diving, and Sea Walking

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