Former president Fidel V. Ramos says, ‘We would be much higher now in the ranking of nations, in the appreciation of other nations about the Philippines, if we did not have martial law. As a military man, pagmasdan mo ang lalim ng sinasabi ko.’ More harmful’ martial law under Duterte.
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By “Joe” Gibana
Now, Duterte can’t decide on VFA abrogation; seeks public’s opinion
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is asking for the public’s opinion on the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) because he now could not decide whether to “abrogate or renew” the bilateral deal.
In a pre-recorded speech aired late Wednesday night, Duterte said he wants to hear the Filipinos’ views on the VFA and advised them to report this via 8888 or the Citizens’ Complaint Center.
DU30 NOW avoiding direct responsibility in re: to the VFA. NOW pointing finger to the people to decide? His nerves is cracking and maybe sleepless nights confronting USA.
Vico Sotto named ‘anti-corruption champion’ by US state department
MANILA, Philippines — Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto has been recognized by the US Department of State as one of its 12 International Anticorruption Champions.
In a statement on Tuesday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the International Anti-corruption Champion Award aims to recognize individuals “who have worked tirelessly, often in the face of adversity, to defend transparency, combat corruption, and ensure accountability in their own countries.”
USA is creating Filipino idols vs. DU30… ONE, . in the person of VICO.. He is now the ghost of democracy in the 2022 election…
Revolution not over, says FVR; local People Power commemoration rites urged
MANILA, Philippines — Former President Fidel Ramos challenged Filipinos on the eve of the 35th anniversary celebration of the Edsa uprising to “keep ablaze the flame of nationalism and continue to embody the unparalleled spirit of the People Power revolution.”
“The revolution is not over and the work remains unfinished until every Filipino enjoys the freedoms and rights embodied in our Constitution, our democracy secure, and we regain our seat at the table of the community of nations,” Ramos, one of the key figures in the 1986 event, said in a statement.
The celebration on Thursday would be as simple as last year’s 12-minute program and with fewer people expected due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
This year’s theme is: “Edsa 2021: Kapayapaan, Paghilom, Pagbangon (Peace, Healing, Recovery),” apparently referring to national efforts in handling the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), the event “will have minimal attendees, adhering to the prescribed health standards or guidelines of the Inter-Agency Task Force (for the Management of) Emerging Infectious Diseases.”
Last year’s program lasted only 12 minutes and reduced to flag-raising and wreath-laying rites without the usual speeches by personalities.
Ramos, now 92, has been absent from the rites in the last two years due to health reasons, but on Wednesday, he stressed the importance of celebrating the Edsa uprising in his statement.
“The 1986 revolution remains our nation’s resplendent moment for it represents the best of Filipinos,” he said. He described it as “our opportunity to make things right, to do things right, for what we hold in our hearts as true and just.”
According to Ramos, the nation owes future generations the true story of Edsa 1986 and its legacy.
“Our nation’s destiny remains uncertain but her history is evidence that we always succeed in achieving our shared aspirations when we work together,” he said.
Read more: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1399890/revolution-not-over-says-fvr-local-edsa-rites-urged#ixzz6nRhQmj00
FVR, TABAKO to the oldest, Ex. Pres. Fidel V. Ramos has risen and now spewing the fire of REVOLUTION- COUP D’ETAT address to the citizens and the low rank military.. for an EDSA REVOULTION 3… THE UPRISING… hehehe.. THE HAND WRITINGS ARE ON THE WALLS..