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SA IKA-31 TAON NG EDSA PEOPLE”S POWER REVOLUTION

SALAG/BANAT
Pebrero 26, 2017

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Ni Arturo P. Garcia

May mga hindi nasiyahan sa opisyal na pagdiriwang sa unang taon ni PDUT sa ika-31 taong EDSA People’s Power Revolution. Ginawa daw itong “simple at tahimik”

Ang masama pa, nagrali ang mga maka-PDUT sa Rizal PArk para suportahan ang gyera laban sa droga, korupsyon at kriminalidad ni PDUT.

Unang-una na si FVR na nagmamalaking siya ang bida sa rebolusyon kung saan sila kumalas sa Diktadurang Marcos sa apat na araw na rebolusyon ng EDSA noong 1986. Paano ba? Nawalan siya ng tanghalan kung saan siya bibida.

Kaya siguro sa galit, pinetserahan niya ang peryodistang si Christian Esguerra sa pagdiriwang sa EDSA. Ganoon din piangasalitaan niya si Andanar ng Presidential Communications Office na napaamang na lang sa inasal ng dating Pangulo.

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Ang mga natuwa naman ay mga nagtatangkang sila ang bida ng EDSA. Sina Juan Ponse Enrile at ang bata nitong si Senador Gringo Honasan. Suporta sila sa :tahimik at simpleng pagdiriwang ng EDSA.

Sabi pa ni Enrile sa mga kabataan,: kayong mga kabataan bakit kayo magfifiesta? Bakit kayo magdiriwang, hindi naman fiesta ang EDSA.” Siyempre pa nagecho naman si Honasan.

Ito rin ang koro ng mga kabinete ni PDUT, ” Hindi naman daw minemenos ang EDSA.”

Eh, ano pa ba ang ginagawa ninyo. Mangani-ngani ngang dedmahin ninyo na nagyari ang EDSA noong 1986.

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Gayunman, kitang kita na ” hampas sa kabayo,latay sa kalabaw” ang ginawa ni PDUT. noon pa man, siya ay walang maliw at lantarang maka-Marcos. kaya ayaw niya sa EDSA.

Isa pa ang tunay na target ni PDUT ay si Noynoy Aquino, kaya ipinahuli niya at ipinakulong si Senadora Leila De Lima dahil tauhan ito ni Aquino III.

Mabuti na lang at dumalo si Noynoy sa pagdiriweang ng EDSA at nagsalita.

Mahusay naman at tumatapang na si VP Leni Robredo. Mas nagiging matapang na siya sa pagtuligsa sa mga aksyon ni PDUT.

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Halatang-halatang pikon na si PDUT kaya ang linya ng mga kakampi niya,” pagkinalaban mo si PDUT, kinalaban mo na ang gobyerno.

Kaya ang sigaw nina Panelo at Aguirre–“Inciting to Sedition” yan at :Destabilization Plots”

Mukhang talagang pabalik tayo sa panahon ni Makoy na may martial law. Tinawag nga ni dating Senador Rene Saguisag na “BAGONG MAKOY” siPDUT.

Sabagay, bagay kay PDUT ang BAGONG MAKOY, Talagang mukha siyang KENGKOY.

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Kaya bilang ganti, hindi lang pinagmumura, iba’t ibang pangalan ang ikinakapit niya sa mga kalaban niya. Tinawag nga niyang” mga unngoy” ang mga obispo ng simbahang Katoliko.

Ang anak naman niyang si Sarah Duterte ay tinawag pang :higit pa sa isang daang Duterte” ang Arsobispo Soc Villegas ng Pangasinan. ”

Hindi na maipintang mga pangwawalanghiya na ang mura ni PDUT sa mga kalaban niya. Noong una pa, hindi na ako naniwala sa sinabi ni PDUT na ” hindi siya mapaghiganting tao.” at nanawagan sa ” pagkakaisa ng lahat ng Pilipino”.

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Hindi lang siya mapaghiganti at pikon, kundi sobra pa doon.
Kaya hindi lang pikon si PDUT kundi galit na galit siya sa EDSA Revolution ng 1986.

Ang tunay na problema ni PDUT hindi niya mabubura ang kasaysayan. Ang sinumang magtangkang bumura sa kasaysayan ay siyang mabubura sa kasaysayan.

Napatunayan na yan sa kasaysayan. Dahil ang kasaysayan ay isang malupitna musa. itatapon nyasa kangkungan ng kasayayan ang mga magtatangkang baluktutin ito.

TANDAAN MO YAN PDUT!

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FILAM LEADERS DREW PARALLELISMS BETWEEN PUDT AND DICTATOR MARCOS ON 31ST EDSA DAY IN HFT

For Immediate Release
TALAKAYAN CLUB
February 26, 2017

FILAM LEADERS DREW PARALLELISMS BETWEEN PUDT AND DICTATOR MARCOS ON 31ST EDSA DAY IN HFT

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It was an intense and emotional discussion on the significance of the EDSA People’s Power Revolution of 1986 at TALAKAYAN Club, last February 23, 2017.

” PDUT could not have been the President if there was no EDSA 1″ declared Dondino Manzon, an HFT Community leader.

PDUT, A Marcos loyalist, was a Product of EDSA

Sid Balatan also clarified, ” Soledad Duterte was offered to be the Mayor of Davao City after EDSA 1 by President Cory Aquino but she declined the offer.

Instead she offered his son to be the OIC Mayor. Thus PDUT became the Mayor of Davao City for 22 years.

That’s how PDUT became Mayor of Davao for 23 years.”Balatsan recounted.

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Dr.Orly Cagampan added,” With all concerns taken into consideration, EDSA 1 was a great victory of the Filipino people. They overthrew the 14 years of Marcos brutal martial law.

JFAV Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia said, ” the EDSA People’s Revolution of 1986 was a convergence of a military coup and people’s uprising.

The Catholic Church with Cardinal Sin played a decisive role in calling for the ouster of Marcos at EDSA when the RAM forces with Enrile and Ramos withdraw their support of the dictator and camped out at EDSA camps.” GArcia explained.

TALAKAYAN Tribute to the Heroes of EDSA 1

The Marcos forces foiled the palace coup attempt of the RAM forces. They digged in at Camp Aguinaldo on February 22 and moved

The TALAKAYAN then offered prayers and paid tribute to all heroes and martyrs who was responsible for the EDSA Revolution of 1986 line Dr. Fliex Lapuz, DVM, Joe Navidad of PCORE, Engr. Greg Santillan and others who recently passed away,

They sung the Lupang Hinirang at the end of the TALAKAYAN.

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SOLDIERS OF THE NIGHT: A TRIBUTE TO THE TRUE HEROES OF EDSA 1

Teddy Locsin JrEPCC NEWS
February 26, 2017

SOLDIERS OF THE NIGHT: A TRIBUTE TO THE TRUE HEROES OF EDSA 1

Teddy Locsin, Jr.
ABS-CBN News
March 2, 2016

MY statement on NO FILTER last week, “that we have mostly the communists to thank for taking down martial law,” drew flak in social media. It got worse when I correctly added, that while it is true that singing can bring down the house, if it is spectacular, that is true only in a nightclub and not with regard to martial law on which singing doesn’t make a dent.

Whereas those who fought martial law mano a mano, screaming faces against rifle butts, shouts against bullets, until they got themselves guns and answered bullets with bullets—it is they who defeated martial law. And those were the communists.

Martial law had popular support. It got repeated electoral ratification with no need to doctor the result. The only time Marcos lost was when Ninoy from his prison cell, showered with ordure by the Marcos broadcast media, nonetheless beat Imelda in the Palace when the people of Manila stepped out in the streets in a massive noise barrage that told the world the day before the elections, the vote they would not bother to cast the day after. Or so I put then.

This “electoral” feat—if we want to call it that and that is what we called it—Doy Laurel, his kids and I who were arrested by the cops and jailed for trying to repeat it the next day—yes, this electoral feat would be matched again and only by Ninoy, when he posthumously donated his shattered corpse to be the centerpiece of a funeral march that was reckoned to be bigger than Gandhi’s.

But again, impressive though these sporadic manifestations of fleeting defiance were, just the same it was the communists who paid with their blood for exacting the same toll of blood from the army of martial law—a political dispensation that was firmly ratified by the Supreme Court thereby making it all legal: the detentions and murders, the confiscations of newspapers and the thefts of their assets; and by consolidating the separate powers of government in one person, the Supreme Court exalted the robbery of a nation as “the modernization of its economy.”

It was the communists in Luzon and the Visayas—and it was Nur Misuari’s armed legions in Mindanao until they were defeated—who bled the army until it was so anemic that it would not put up a fight. And martial law is the army or it is nothing.

You could say the army could have put up a fight; but that is a counterfactual statement and therefore illogical because in fact the army did not.

Military-backed government is not weakened by speech especially unpublished speech. Soldiers only get excited when you challenge them with words. No, it was the communists that bled martial law so weak that it fell with a firm push from Cory Aquino.

In 1984, the CIA-financed and highly respected magazine, Commentary published an article by Ross Munro entitled “The New Khmer Rouge.” Munro convicted martial law of the worst crime in the CIA books and that is the crime of weakness—not brutality but weakness. He described the NPA as the New Khmer Rouge, and like their counterpart in Cambodia, they were on the verge of victory.

It is possible the article was wrong. But no one thought so then. (I thought it was wrong but kept my counsel because that was the sort of political misdiagnosis that served the purpose of freedom.) That article convinced the Americans to abandon Marcos when Cory said flat out to Reagan’s emissary, Philip Habib, that if Marcos was declared the winner she would go on battering the state with mass protests however long it took—and she did not care to whom the country fell.

And no, she would not accept to power sharing with Marcos. By then, the economy had been declared dead and yet Cory Aquino called for economic sabotage against key sectors of the economy. Whatta girl. She might be described by the erudite as the heir of Caesar: aut Caesar aut nihil—“either Caesar or nothing”—except that Caesar was Cesare and the son of the Borgia Pope.

For their armed resistance, the communists—young and most of them still in school—were rounded up, beaten up in the trucks taking them away, tortured in the cells, electrocuted, glass thermometers were inserted in their penises which were hammered so the glass broke and the crystals made urination an unspeakable ordeal.

They were stripped of their skin with razors or beaten to death with a golf club by Rolando Abadilla when he practiced his swing. He never lost his membership in the various golf and country clubs. (And they call that favorite sport of crooks a gentleman’s game.)

Meanwhile girls were raped with broken Coke bottles, while doctors at the Veterans Memorial Hospital kept them conscious so they would feel all the agony it was possible to feel until death took mercy on them.

The way to celebrate EDSA is not with singing and dancing on a bright colored stage or by interviews of those who never saw the inside of a cell. It should be commemorated in utter silence, in the stone cold darkness, lit by a quarter of a million candles to be snuffed out one by one, like lives, as the sun rises on the horizon.

Soldiers of the night, hail; unsung heroes of an amnesiac nation; hail to those who went screaming into that last goodnight to which the rest of us will just go gently. •

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