Archive for Others: Videos

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 others  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. 🙂

***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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Our Home in Asia

I rarely watch TV nowadays since I’m out most of the time. But when I went to visit my Aunt last weekend, I was able to spend some time in front of the TV and I caught a glimpse of this wonderful advertisement from the Department of Tourism!

Looking at it, I can’t help but think that our incomparable hospitality, our smiles, and our love for laughter makes us truly a home in Asia! 🙂

Congratulations DOT and SMART! 🙂

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A Bit About Us

I found a video clip of the country cultural presentation we did during our SSEAYP days (that was way back in 2002). It was already edited and four prominent dances are shown here – the Ifugao Dance, Tinikling (Bamboo Dance), Kapa Malong-Malong (a dance showing the different ways of using the malong), and Singkil (Princess Dance or the Royal Maranao Fan Dance).

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More Than The Usual Country

I miss seeing these on CNN and BBC which greatly helped with the increased tourist arrivals 5 years ago…

30 Second More Than The Usual Advertisement

More Than The Usual Attractions

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Be Our Guests!

Here’s another outstanding creation from the Philippine Department of Tourism!Credits to Former Tourism Secretary, now Senator, Honourable Richard J. Gordon (for his unbeatable leadership) and to the people involved in the making of this clip.

Experience the Philippines and you’ll know what we mean by “More Than The Usual”!

Come and Be Our Guests!

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Biyahe Na!

Hi guys! Been busy lately, so I haven’t got the time to write. In the meantime, enjoy this wonderful video clip (thanks to You Tube) from the Department of Tourism. It’s actually one of my favourites at You Tube.

Summer is here and we have a number of holidays to look forward to. I hope that this clip may somehow give you an idea on where to spend your holidays in the country during this season. The Philippines has just so much to offer that we don’t have to look so far!

To my Filipino friends from all over the world: Take some time to share this to your friends out there… and be proud!


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