It was on September 21, 1972 when the late president Ferdinand Marcos appeared on TV to formally declare Martial Law. The said rule lasted for… Read More »Why revising history to paint the Marcoses as heroes is an insult to Filipinos
But it was still raining. Would the students come?
They did! Slowly the area around the stage began filling up as groups of young people started arriving. My earlier fears that students from the Quezon City side would not show up was unfounded. Ateneo was there! So were UP Diliman and Miriam College. I later found out that some of them held lightning protests in their school vicinity first before piling into jeeps to come to Luneta.
My generation, the generation that had the most right (and reason) to protest the Marcos burial because we lived through martial law, was compromised. And yet here were the young ones, the millennials, who only heard of martial law from their history subjects, marching and protesting with us.
MILLENNIALS. Deserving or not, millennials have oftentimes been placed into a box and labeled. This article juxtaposes the average millennial between their good and not so good traits:
Ambitious but lazy
Hyper-connected but self-obsessed
Non-conformist but materialistic
Hard to motivate but more engaged
And there are other labels as well — couch potatoes, easily distracted, impatient, not easy to please, and I could keep going…
Before we write them off as being more interested in their social life than what is going on in the world around them, look again.
These past few days, the Filipino millennials have began redeeming themselves. Far from being the politically apathetic generation that my generation has viewed them to be, these “couch potatoes” are getting out and pouring into the streets of the metros.
MILLENNIAL CANDLELIGHTS: Cellphone flashlights stood for the candlelights lit in protest of the impending martial law – Venzie Crisostomo Tayo ang liwanag sa dilim Ang… Read More »The millennial candlelights at the Marcos Hero’s burial protest
The Marcos burial was patago, panakaw, pakapalan. It’s not how a real hero’s burial is supposed to be held. After siphoning billions during the dictatorship,… Read More »Oops they did it again…From stolen riches to panakaw na libing
Here is Akbayan Party’s open letter to Vice President Jejomar Binay concerning the consultations his office is conducting with regards to the controversial Marcos hero… Read More »Open Letter to VP Binay on the Marcos Hero Burial Issue
House Resolution 1135 on Marcos at Libingan ng mga Bayani signed by 216 congressmen. The resolution commended Marcos for being “a well-decorated soldier, a veteran of… Read More »HR 1135 re Marcos Burial at Libingan ng mga Bayani.
Marcos, no war hero – educators A group of Catholic school educators spoke out against a house resolution calling for the burial of former president… Read More »So should Marcos be buried in Libingan ng Bayani?