If you look at the events that have shocked the Senate grounds in recent months- the PDAF Scam, the Disbursement Acceleration Program and now, another inquiry in aid of legislation.
We have people that we know or truly care for at the local geographic community level, in the places where we reside. Perhaps, for some of these privileged few, you would be more than ready to offer your life if need be. But how about to the over 90 million more “others” out there who — whether they really like it or not — are labelled as “Filipinos”?
Energy is development. The more energy and electricity that an economy can provide for its citizens and private enterprises at low price and stable supply, the bigger is the growth and development potential of the economy.
It did not have a pejorative meaning but after its initial utterance, the question, “what are we in power for?” has always been the norm from administration to administration in justifying acts of omission or commission by incumbents. Jose Avelino, the first Senate President of the Third Republic and a Liberal, asked the question then.
On February 25 we commemorate the EDSA People Power Revolution, the glorious four-day peaceful revolution that toppled the Marcos dictatorship and paved the way for the restoration of democracy in the country. This momentous event is a testament to the Filipinos’ uncompromising love for freedom. Celebrating EDSA will not be complete without remembering Ninoy Aquino, the hero, the martyr; the man who laid down his life so that the Filipinos would be free.