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Our Common Credo

Our Common Credo

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A government, based on core values of transparency, personal and institutional integrity, honesty, and good governance, is a goal we must all share. To achieve this goal, we must unite based on shared principles.

We therefore present this Credo to the Filipino People so that our basis for unity is clear and unequivocal. These are our guiding principles in approaching the perils and problems of our society as elected officials, and we hold ourselves accountable to each other and the public to uphold these principles in the campaign and in office. Read the rest of this entry »

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Gen. Danilo Lim joins the Liberal Party

With profound gratitude, great humility and deep awareness of the responsibility, I am extremely honored to have been included in the historic slate of Liberal Party’s senatorial candidates.

I am very positive with Senator Noynoy Aquino’s programs in solving the nation’s problems as he challenged the administration of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to provide good governance. First task of national leadership is to set honest and realistic priorities in our policies and our budget. I believe that the administration of Senator Noynoy Aquino will do that and I trust that he will continue the fight for democratic reforms. Read the rest of this entry »

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Liham ni Ninoy kay Noynoy

August 25, 1973

Fort Bonifacio

11:30pm

Mr. Benigno S. Aquino III

P E R S O N A L

My dearest Son:

One of these days , when you have completed your studies I am sure you will have the opportunity to visit many countries. And in your travels you will witness a bullfight.

In Spanish bullfighting as you know, a man – the matador – is pitted against an angry bull.

The man goads the bull to extreme anger and madness. Then a moment comes when the bull, maddened, bleeding and covered with darts, feeling his last moment has come, stops rushing about and grimly turns his face on the man with the scarlet “muleta” and sword. The Spaniards call this “the moment of truth.” This is the climax of the bullfight.

This afternoon, I have arrived at my own moment of truth. After a lengthy conference with my lawyers, Senators Jovito R. Salonga and Lorenzo M. Tanada I made a very crucial and vital decision that will surely affect all our lives: mommie’s, your sisters’, yours and all our loved ones as well as mine. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kay Noy ipagkakatiwala ang kinabukasan

In keeping with the conviction that the Internet is a forum for the voice of the people to be heard, we asked Noy’s Facebook fans, “Bakit nais ninyong kay Noy ipagkatiwala ang kinabukasan ng ating bayan?” In two days, we got 200 responses. Here’s some of the responses, unscripted, unedited, undirected. Take a look at what YOU got to say. Read the rest of this entry »

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Noynoy Aquino’s Speech at Liberal Party Convention

TRANSCRIPT OF SENATOR NOYNOY AQUINO’S SPEECH AT THE MEETING OF THE LIBERAL PARTY’S NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
November 16, 2009
Balay, Expo Centro, Cubao Quezon City

Nais ko pong pasalamatan ang aking mga kapwa Liberal dahil sa inyong pagsuporta sa amin ni Mar. Tinuturing ko pong isang napakalaking karangalan ang inyong mainit na pagtanggap sa amin ng akin pong partner. At siguro po, talagang napakasarap marinig ang inyong suporta dahil ito po ay nanggagaling sa mga Liberal, na noon at ngayon, talaga naman pong marangal.

Sa panahon ng kampanyahan at eleksyon, mayroon po kayang hihigit pa sa ipinakita sa ating halimbawa ni Mar Roxas, na kayang-kayang isantabi ang personal na ambisyon para sa ikabubuti ng nakakarami; patunay na nagsisilbi sa nakakarami, parati. Read the rest of this entry »

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A country (and a body) to die for

Think it’s just art? Mae Paner is Juana Change and she embodies the popular sentiment that “we’ve had enough.”

by Rick Olivares


In a place that is known to be a bastion of change and a challenge to the status quo, the University of the Philippines remains unobtrusive in its lush greenery and decades-old buildings.

But this is an institution for learning and one should remember about never judging a book by its cover. Or in this case, a building by its façade.

A statue of an old Rajah warrior king stands in front of the Jorge B. Vargas Museum; perhaps a guardian for the art and culture that resides within its walls. After all, it’s powerful stuff more so for the message that needs to be imparted.

“Come in. Come in,” invited Mae Paner who in her Juana Change identity was dressed as Warrior Woman in armor of native wicker design.

A couple of hundred people braved the inclement weather last Thursday afternoon, November 5, to attend the opening of Pangatawanan Mo Nah, an exhibit featuring the works of 36 painters, photographers, and sculptors – all featuring Juana Change in her feisty and naked glory.

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