Elections 2010: What’s Going On?!?

by alex

In front of the Commission on Elections in Intramuros, Manila. Progressive partylist congresspersons (and two senatorial candidates) in the centre from Bayan Muna, Gabriela, and Anakpawis.

It has became apparent that the 2010 Philippine elections are in trouble.   Continue reading

Guide to the Elections

by alex

I thought I’d share this great little concise guide to the elections I got from IBON the other day with you guys.

If you’re like me, Philippine politics can be a little daunting and confusing a topic.  I know I’m not the only one a little curious about it.   Continue reading

Thoughts about People Power…

by alex

So yesterday was the 24th anniversary of the People Power “Revolution” of 1986.

I remember it pretty well for someone who was 10 and living in Markham, Ontario at the time.  What I remember was that my Dad called home from work after I got back from school to tell me to record the news for him so he could watch it when he got back from his job as a clerk at Ontario Hydro.

We had the most high-tech of systems at the time, a Betamax video player/recorder with a ‘remote control’ that was attached to the system via a long cord.  I had to do the same thing when Ninoy had died a couple years back (and also to record the world premiere of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”).   Continue reading