The Kahimyang Project

(Significant daily events in ancient and recent Philippine history)

Today in Philippine history, February 26, 1903, Apolinario Mabini took oath of allegiance to the United States

   Apolinario Manila
   (Apolinario Mabini, after a painting by Fabian dela Rosa, 1911)

On February 26, 1903, Apolinario Mabini, took oath of allegiance to the United States of America, before the Collector of Customs. Mabini who had on two previous ocassions refused to do so, said in his manifesto:

"I went into this struggle, heeding the voice of the people; I now abandon the struggle for the same cause. I will now return to the obscurity from which, impelled by circumstances, I have come".





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Retaking EDSA: You can only fool the Filipino people for a while, not for 31 years

Duterte rally
(Pro-Duterte rally at the Luneta, February 25, 2017)

There is a limit to the power to weave myths, and tell lies. Such power has an expiration date. And it appears that such has expired. When the people decide to throw away the moralistic holier-than-thou attitude of the elites, one that for a long time had held the power to paint the narratives of a country according to their liking, and not according to the people, then it is a sign that people have had enough.




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De Lima gets the punishment she deserves, no political martyr

escorted de lima

Leila de Lima is finally getting her comeuppance, even as she tries to portray herself as a political martyr while her lawyers and Liberal Partymates echo her refrain of her arrest being illegal, still insisting, like Leila, that the jurisdiction does not belong to the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court (RTC) but to the Ombudsman.




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EDSA was not a revolution, its legacy is in counterfeited history and heroism to sustain a lie

EDSA

EDSA was not a revolution. In fact, it stole from the people the possibility of a true revolution. Some of its diehard believers argue even until today that EDSA was a successful revolution because it achieved its goals of ousting Marcos.




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Today in Philippine history, March 25, 1986, Cory issued Proclamation No. 3 establishing a revolutionary government

Cory

On March 25, 1986, newly installed president, Corazon Aquino, issued Proclamation No. 3, abolishing the 1973 Constitution, the Parliament, the Supreme Court, the office of the Prime Minister, and all national and local positions, creating a revolutionary government under what she called the "Provisional Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines".




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A 1986 article: Evaluations, prognosis, excuses after Cory's first 100 days

Cory's 100 days

When President Corazon Aquino's first 100 days in office have passed, and, in a Pravda article, Philippines Minister of Information Raul Locsin and presidential spokesman Rene Saguisag offered their evaluations.




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Duterte supporters to hold two - day prayer vigil with artists performances at the Luneta

Sea of Duterte supporters
(Sea of Duterte supporters in May 2016)

A group of supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte will stage a two-day prayer vigil at the Luneta Park from February 25 to 26 (Saturday to Sunday), 2017, to show their undying support to the president.




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Desperate Leila may just end up in a mental hospital in a straightjacket

De Lima

Leila de Lima must be so desperate and fearful of being detained forever that she has now called on the Filipinos to mount a people power to oust Rody Duterte, calling him all sorts of names, but for which she can never be sued, since she stated all these in the Senate.




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EDSA revisited: Treachery of the highest order, how the 1973 Constitution was abolished

Aquino and Laurel

Thirty one years ago, the so-called 1986 EDSA Revolution that catapulted the housewife, Mrs. Corazon C. Aquino, to power remains today not only a highway of horrendous traffic but a long avenue of questions, regrets, economic opportunism and a source of hatred, vengeance and disunity among Filipinos.




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Senility and stupidity are catching up on Fidel Ramos

Fidel Ramos

Raising the issues again about the alleged ill-gotten wealth and the assassination of former Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr. have been rendered passé principally because of the gross incompetence of those who were supposed to bring out the truth and have been hooting justice on our behalf.




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Marcos camp: Robredo's legal team resorting to delaying tactics

BBM

The camp of former Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. said the legal team of Vice President Leni Robredo is resorting to delaying tactics as it intends to file a motion for reconsideration (MR) on the decision of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) on the former's electoral protest.




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The Mark Zuckerberg Manifesto: How Facebook can help save the world

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg thinks Facebook can help save the world, and he wrote almost 6,000 words on Thursday, February 16, 2017, explaining how. His letter, offers a glimpse into Zuckerberg's global aspirations. Here it is in full.




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Installing Marcos as VP will immediately end all the plotting and scheming against Duterte

Duterte and Bongbong

It has been said it before and I'll say it again: If the constant background noise about removing President Rodrigo Duterte is to go away for good, former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. must win his electoral protest in the Supreme Court against Vice President Leni Robredo.




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Supreme Court upholds Bongbong Marcos protest, declares "sufficient in form and substance"

Bongbong, Leni

The Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), has allowed former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.'s election protest against Vice President Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo to proceed, declaring it "sufficient in form and substance."




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Rumored DILG appointment of Bongbong Marcos, if accepted, complicates protest vs Robredo

Bongbong DILG

Former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. is rumored to take over the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) soon, replacing incumbent Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno.




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Report: De Lima to be arrested anytime soon

De Lima arrest soon

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is moving to indict Senator Leila de Lima to expedite her arrest in connection with her links to the illegal drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP), Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.





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