No Justice, No Peace! 

We the NINETY-ONE PERCENT behind President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, we are willing to fight tooth and nail, and to die by the bullet to protect the President, to protect democracy, and to protect the will of the people. We are one with the voice of the masses. And we do not fear a Bloody Revolution. 

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NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE…STOP THE KILLING IN THE PHILIPPINES! NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE…STOP THE KILLING IN THE PHILIPPINES!!” ⚖️🇵🇭⚖️ This young woman right here is my kindred spirit.

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This fierce youth activist confronted P-Noy in an international forum at Columbia University.

The video of this protest at Columbia University spontaneously reduced me to tears.

WATCH: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1839731249599305&id=1828469524058811

I cried as I watched her confront the heartless and greedy haciendero P-Noy.

If you have eleven minutes to spare, let me tell you why…

Since 2003 I have been a staunch human dignity advocate. My family went through difficult times. We experienced an odd kind of sudden poverty due to my papa getting swindled. We had a considerably nice roof over our head but we had no money to eat more than once a day. It was the kind of poverty that, if my dad had owned a gun, he would have killed himself. (His words, not mine.) My mom, being a strong dragon matriarch, became an OFW for more than a decade. After about six years of incredible sacrifice, she wiped out our family’s massive debt, and had enough to retire with dignity back here in Philippines just about three years ago.

Knowing poverty and hunger firsthand, and all the unspeakable fire of tests my family and myself had to go through—are quite oddly—what I am most thankful to God for. 

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To help provide for my family, I started working when I was 17 years old. I did not consider for one moment that my personal struggle for daily survival should stop me from eventually completing my education at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. But some semesters, I did skip school completely and worked full time. I was at the top of my batch in Journalism school, and I was fortunate to have a scholarship under the Philippine Daily Inquirer. My hectic schedule as a working student did not stop me from pursuing my passion for Investigative Journalism (a dangerous profession), organizing a university-based organization I co-founded called UP Prime Movers, holding international discussion circles in UP, volunteer-teaching in alternative education schools in Quezon City, climbing mountains, meeting tribes, communing with farmers, and holding an informal group therapy circle we humorously referred to as our Na Rape Ka Na Ba? circle. I either strongly felt that the lack of money was a lame excuse for me to not pursue my Life’s Purpose—fighting for TRUTH and JUSTICE in the many different ways we all can—or I was simply an overcompensating workaholic who didn’t want to get bored while I was hungry. LOLOLOLOL 😅😂🤣From grade school, I consistently excelled in essay competitions, writing editorials for the campus papers, and competing in regional and national press conferences. Having written among the best essays in school competitions with themes like “Ninoy Aquino, The Greatest Hero of Philippine Democracy” and “Cory Aquino, A Tribute to the Best President”, suffice it to say, I was quite the eloquent Yellow Zombie.

As a matter of fact, before working as a journalist, covering the Hacienda Luisita farmers in Tarlac, I grew up being a staunch supporter of the Cojuangco-Aquino clan, because based on all the history books published by their family, and all the news channels controlled by their family, they were the heroes, and I really believed that Cory Aquino was the “Saint of Democracy” in Philippines. 

So when I was assigned to cover Hacienda Luisita a year before the #HaciendaLuisitaMassacre in 2004, I could not accept as TRUTH, all the shocking new information I was getting from the farmers. Initially, and of course, naturally, I could not accept anything negative said or cited about Cory and Ninoy, my childhood heroes in Philippine leadership.

The more corroborating factual data (paper trail) and on-the-ground information (interviews) I got, crushing the premise of my own political beliefs and convictions, I found myself sinking into a mild form of intellectual depression.

When Jesus Laza, one of the Hacienda Luisita farm workers I was acquainted with, died after he was shot on the back of his leg and on his right chest while he was running away from the shooting, my depression turned into RAGE.

The cold-blooded massacre served by an AJ Order requested for and officially signed by BS “Noynoy” Cojuangco-Aquino III himself, who was then a Congressman, compelled me to finally deal with killing my *own* COGNITIVE DISSONANCE; and this personal experience thus served as my humble rebirth, to finally use my voice as a youth leader, and my skills as a writer, to inform more Filipinos about the propagated half-truths, lies, and atrocious crimes against humanity instigated, ordered, and perpetuated by the Cojuangco-Aquino clan.

After Cory Aquino became President, Assumption of Jurisdiction (AJ) orders have only served as license for the military and police to kill and maim farm workers and innocent natives such as the Lumads of Mindanao who protest against being treated as modern-day slaves.

AJ orders, on top of extrajudicial killings, and the incessant National Communist and Muslim Secessionist Insurgencies instigated by Ninoy Aquino himself in 1968, have resulted to tens of thousands of INNOCENT (and not so innocent) human lives lost per year, not properly accounted for and investigated—receiving ZERO justice—even in the past THREE DECADES under the Yellow Regime, which ironically claim, that they, the “Disente” Yellow Oligarchs, have heroically restored DEMOCRACY in the Philippines.

Since 2005, I have encountered so much deafening SILENCE from the majority blinded by their biases and/or subservience to the Cojuangco-Aquinos.

Like this brave young woman, I have attended regular university-wide mobilizations and top-level local and international conferences, only to be stared at with SILENCE when I start to cite data, ask difficult and offensive questions, and demand ACCOUNTABILITY from the Powers That Be.

In many occasions, I have been blocked from using the Q&A microphone to ask questions. Being a trained orator even as a child, I would then stand up on my chair and speak loudly for everyone to hear me even without a microphone.

I have been mocked in blind items, slandered, and laughed at. But I honestly don’t give a shit.💩I continue to speak up because that is what it bloody takes for our local communities and for humanity to collectively WAKE  UP. 👀🌏👀

The Healthy DISSENT of a genuine LOYAL OPPOSITION within a DEMOCRACY is not the same with DISLOYALTY, SEDITION and TREASON. 

So to those who had their grade-conscious noses stuck in between tons of academic books designed to INDOCTRINATE and not to EDUCATE, in the same period that I had chosen to begin exposing injustices from ground zero, you claim now, that by attacking President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (PRRD) based on “news” and “facts” peddled to you by Cojuangco-Aquino-controlled #NarcoMedia, you have a monopoly of self-righteous indignation for human rights and human dignity violations; you think, suddenly, it is only YOU and your Yellow Echo Chamber buddies, who care about the Filipino people.

My question to you is this: 

WHY WERE YOU FUCKING DEAD SILENT IN THE PAST DECADE ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS COMMITTED AGAINST MARGINALIZED LABORERSFARMERS, LUMADS, AND OUR MUSLIM BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN MINDANAO??!

Where were you then?! 

What’s up with all these muddled up “HUMAN RIGHTS” issues for CRIMINALS and DRUG LORDS that you are so viciously fighting for?

Because really now, be honest with yourself, you are not defending the human rights of the marginalized masses. You are simply, unwittingly or not, protecting the business interests of narco-funded oligarchs…

Or perhaps your own financial security as a narco-funded Liberal Party attackdog.  #LookAtMeJIM #LookAtMe #LabanLeni #LakadLeni #TakboLeni #LangoyLeni #TumblingLeni #KandiritLeni #SakaySaBusLeni #BigyanNgTsinelasSiLeni

From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella –

Anent a report of Human Rights Watch (HRW) taking to task the government’s focused and decisive war on illegal drugs, we have these to say:

1. A war on criminality is not a war on humanity. On the contrary, it is a war precisely to protect humanity from a modern-day evil. To say otherwise is to undermine society’s legitimate desire to be free from fear and to pander to the interests of the criminals;

2. Planting “evidence” to justify police action is an allegation, nothing more. It must be substantiated by solid evidence, eyewitness account and sworn statement/affidavit. Recovered firearms from drug suspects are kept in custody and subsequently presented before legal proceedings. Authorities have noted that there are cases when recovered firearms were traced to have been used in other crimes; most of these are loose and/or unregistered.

In short, all these accusations of circumventing police procedures should be proven in a competent court and if found meritorious should result in appropriate sanctions against the perpetrators. Failing these, such claims are mere hearsay;

3. The observation that the Philippines is in the midst of a “human rights calamity” is thoughtless and irresponsible.
Consider:

Is it a human rights calamity when more than 1.1 million drug pushers and addicts have voluntarily submitted themselves to authorities?

Is it a human rights calamity when rehabilitation centers are being constructed to treat drug dependents?

Is it a human rights calamity when the sheer scope and magnitude of an emerging narco state have been exposed?

4. The President is constitutionally immune from suit. But he has always been forthcoming with his fellow Filipinos to encourage constructive criticism, nay dissent, in the spirit of democracy and nation-building.

5. On a call by HRW for foreign governments to suspend assistance to the Philippines based on drug-related killings, we would advise special interest groups to do their homework more diligently before attempting to engage in propaganda.

President Duterte has won on a platform for genuine change and this will remain as his only agenda to serve the interest of the people.

The seemingly blind rage you think is coming from the masses when you attack PRRD comes from a place of emotional human beings who have suffered INJUSTICE far too long—for the past three decades—that if you do not phrase your questions with genuine interest to understand the masses before formulating your dissenting opinions, you are bound to get viciously attacked because these angry people feel you are taking away the ONE hope they are desperately latching on to, for real political change, at least within their lifetime.

For those of you hell-bent to oust PRRD, feel free to attack and destroy PRRD from where you are, based on your own convictions. The reality remains that as you contribute to such a cause from the comforts of your first-world existence (Western-based critics) or behind your fancy keyboards (elitist pseudo-intellectuals everywhere), you are actually helping reinstall the Cojuangco-Aquino oligarchy which this country took THIRTY YEARS to successfully remove from power by electing The Foul-mouthed Maverick with a Heart of Gold PRRD.

So believe me when I say: 

We, the NINETY-ONE PERCENT behind President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, we are willing to fight tooth and nail, and to die by the bullet to protect the President, to protect democracy, and to protect the will of the people.

We are one with the voice of the masses.

We may use Social Media as a weapon for DIPLOMACY today.

But if you dare cross us…

We will not fear a Bloody Revolution.

Make sure to FOLLOW @CollectivePhil

And bookmark http://www.collective.com.ph/

#SILENINOMORE #NAGALEAKS 

#GeeksForTheGreaterGood
#WeDefendTheRepublic
#WeProtectDemocracy

#ForTheMotherland

Investigate Mamasapano Massacre and the 40B BBL bribe to P-Noy 

President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte: No word or gesture can assuage the pain of the families of the slain policemen. Only justice will bring that. Only justice will do. 

President Noynoy Aquino III: Think not that the $750 MILLION or almost Php 40 BILLION bribe you received from Malaysia in exchange for the passage of the controversial Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will go unpunished. 

You come from a family of Makapilis. How disappointing you could not carve your own path to self-determination and be anything but a treacherous snake!

You might think your infinite narco-funds and BBL-bribe money can buy you impunity, but your time will come. TRUTH and JUSTICE shall prevail. 

“Think not the deeds ye have committed have been blotted from My sight . . . All your doings hath My pen graven with open characters upon tablets of chrysolite.”  (Bahá’u’lláh, Hidden Words, Persian 63)

President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte: No word or gesture can assuage the pain of the families of the slain policemen. Only justice will bring that. Only justice will do. 

#JUSTICE delayed is justice denied. It has been TWO YEARS since the botched anti-terror operation launched to arrest a Malaysian bomb maker sheltered inside rebel territory in Maguindanao Province, which left 44 SAF commandos dead, even as, on the other side, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front acknowledged 14 fatalities, while at least two civilians also lost their lives.

Two months after the clash, the Senate inquiry led by Sen. Grace Poe finished its own investigation in aid of legislation and concluded that President Aquino was responsible for the operation that led to the deaths of the 44 commandos and 16 others.

See more at: GMA Network 

#EndImpunity 

JAIL P-NOY, the MILF murderers,  and penalize all other responsible officials if they are also found guilty by the Supreme Court. 

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January 25, 2015 #FALLEN44 #NEVERFORGET

“Think not the deeds ye have committed have been blotted from My sight . . . All your doings hath My pen graven with open characters upon tablets of chrysolite.”  (Bahá’u’lláh, Hidden Words, Persian 63)

President Noynoy Aquino III: Think not that the $750 MILLION or almost Php 40 BILLION bribe you received from Malaysia in exchange for the passage of the controversial Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will go unpunished. 

Had you succeeded in your endeavor to pass BBL, Malaysia would have inevitably taken over Mindanao territories covered by the proposed BBL. 

Malaysia trusted you would successfully betray Philippines for money, like your father Ninoy Aquino did, having received unlimited funding to start CPP and MNLF (in partnership with Joma Sison and Nur Misuari) in exchange for Malaysia keeping Sabah. 

The Sabah territory is historically and legally an area and a territory to which we have, from the beginning of the 18th century, laid claim, and over which we as Philippines maintain dominion and sovereignty. 

You come from a family of Makapilis. How disappointing you could not carve your own path to self-determination and be anything but a treacherous snake!

You might think your infinite narco-funds and BBL-bribe money can buy you impunity, but your time will come, and TRUTH & JUSTICE shall prevail. Same goes for Mohagher Iqbal, Chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Peace Panel in the negotiations with the Philippine Government and Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC). 

Mohagher Iqbal is also the civil-military chief of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). During the early part of the Jan. 25, 2015 Mamasapano massacre, Iqbal strongly defended the MILF fighters who subjected to relentless fire the SAF teams deployed to apprehend international terrorist Marwan and his cohort, Filipino bomb maker abdul Basit Usman.

The Aquino Administration and the MILF must come clean on what really happened two years ago. The MILF must be interrogated to explain how and why exactly such long-wanted terrorists had taken sanctuary in what is supposedly their controlled territory—an area that not even the Armed Forces enters because its hands were bound by a cease-fire agreement that a peace agreement mandated, before the passage of the original version of BBL. 

Fortunately, for Philippines, the original version of BBL was “killed” by the 16th Congress. Its approval would have eventually lead to the proposed Bangsamoro region’s separation from the rest of the Philippines.

P-Noy and a few of his most trusted lackeys like Sen. Franklin Drilon ended up with despicably deeper pockets, and Malaysia “invested” US$750M without getting their desired results after funding P-Noy to bribe lawmakers to pass the proposed BBL. 

The MILF is also being urged to turn over those responsible for the carnage of government troops, and to return high-powered arms and sophisticated devices from the dead SAF men which the MILF seized.

MILF must surrender those responsible for the clashes because without this issue resolved, the possibility of those who killed those SAF commandos will eventually be exonerated and thus, even, become members of the Government, the very organization which they tried to destroy—if and when the revised (constitutional) version of BBL finally gets passed, in order to establish peace in Mindanao. 

#EndImpunity #NeverForget #FALLEN44

I am a Filipino 

This piece by Jovybev Aquino made me tear up, and reflect about my own family’s collective journey… 

Because of racism, bigotry, prejudice, and structural violence, 

I am a product of the Jewish and Chinese diasporas. 

Just when my Jewish and Chinese grandparents thought they had found a new home in the world-embracing Philippines…my father and mother had to eventually leave Philippines to secure our family financially. 

I, Drei Toledo, am a product of the Filipino diaspora. 

At one point, four of us in my nuclear family had to live and work in four different countries. Now, if you put the four of us together in one place longer than one month, World War 3 would break out. But we do love each other deeply from a safe distance. 

I bear invisible scars caused by families being broken down and torn apart. But my parents are a living example of imperfect human beings who did their best to be good parents. 

I returned to my homeland to serve #MindaNOW and Philippines as a whole. It wouldn’t have been possible for me to get all the opportunities I have to see the world, and to work with and learn from the world’s best global leaders, young and old alike, if it weren’t for the sacrifices of my mother and father. 

I don’t want to have children if my children have to go through what I went through… But then I realize that is a selfish and lame excuse remembering how much worse my grandparents and great grandparents had it:

Surviving the Spanish Inquisition which forced the entire Jewish community, some 200,000 people, to be inhumanely expelled from Spain 

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Judaism/expulsion.html 

Surviving the Taiping Rebellion which probably killed even more people than World War I 

http://www.flowofhistory.com/units/eme/18/FC124 

Surviving the Japanese Occupation of the Philippines, and the 65-mile Bataan Death March during World War II, a period which wiped out 1,057,000 people within PH territory 

Top 10 Countries Suffering The Most Casualties In World War II

…and despite all that, my ancestors carried on with lifeto live, to love, to give birth, and to raise little thinkers, artists, doers, and rebels to serve the Greater Good, and to value the virtue of sacrificemaking it possible for our generation to have a relatively better life than they did only 100 to 150 years ago. 

Now that President Duterte wants to welcome home the Filipinos who wish nothing else but to return to their homeland, to live with dignity, and to be reunited with their families, do not expect anything less than a JUST WAR waged by more than 85% of the Filipino people if any subversive group dares to remove our beloved President from power. 

The Liberal Party seems to think they can use the ILLUSION of peace to subjugate the masses. The time of the Yellow Regime is over. To those who are still sleeping, wake up. If you think you are already wide awake but you still see YELLOW, well: Remove your blinders of ignorance, hate and elitism.

Unite with us. Let us work together to create and implement parallel, alternative, and complementary solutions for the many challenges our country needs to urgently and collectively overcome. 

Be part of the solution. 

Or get the hell out of our way.

We stand UNITED. 

We will NOT kneel. 

We will NOT be divided. 

#WeAreThe91Percent 

#WeProtectDemocracy

#WeStandBehindOurPresident 

One Young World #Philippines #Leadership #EndPovertyByDesign #Justice #HumanDignity 

Follow JOVYBEV AQUINO on Facebook! 

Refusal to Bear Arms Can Never Establish Peace

Among the things that fascinate me is Japan’s code of honor: Bushido (or the way of the warrior). Bushido dictates that corrupt leaders will either die by the sword of a Samurai, or they can choose to die with honor through Seppuku.

I come from a family of rebels. Personally, I have chosen the path of being a militant pacifist, within reason. Inasmuch as I love to study the Holy Writings of various independent world religions pertaining to peace, I am also a big fan of studying the complex history of war and anti-war. The works of the likes of Shoghi Effendi, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Yukio Mishima, Inazo Nitobe, Nathan Rutstein, Mikhail Gorbachev, Leo Tolstoy, Sun Tzu, Alvin and Heidi Toffler, Henry Kissinger, etc. have been my pastime readings from the time I was 13.

I have yet to study the case of a modern-day peaceful and progressive state that did not go through at least half a century of bloody warfare to realize freedom, equality, and security for all.

To encapsulate why I do not believe in extreme absolute pacifist ideals embodied by Leni Robredo:

Extreme absolute pacifists are very close to the anarchists, in the sense that both of these groups lay an undue emphasis on the rights and merits of the individual.

Non-co-operation is too passive a philosophy to become an effective way for social reconstruction. Their refusal to bear arms can never establish peace.

There should first be a spiritual revitalization which nothing, except the cause of God, can effectively bring to every man’s heart.[1]

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Among the things that fascinate me is Japan’s code of honor: Bushido (or the way of the warrior). Bushido dictates that corrupt leaders will either die by the sword of a Samurai, or they can choose to die with honor through Seppuku.

My grandfather, a guerrilla fighter during WW-2, killed a lot of Japanese soldiers in Philippines with the many bombs he created. Still, he had high regard for Japanese warriors. Sometimes, there’s no other way but to use anti-war strategies to gain freedom and to prevent bigger wars from breaking out.

Despite being a militant pacifist, I am grateful and beyond proud of my grandfather who fought violence with violence at a time when he needed to protect his own country, and his own people.

Sometimes, I feel ashamed that I belong to a generation of castrated guerrilla fighters. But then again, my grandpa fought with bombs so I, his progeny, ideally won’t have to anymore.

The only violent thing about me is that…

I’m the BOMB. 💣💣


Duterte, the choice of strong leaders

For the first time in PH history, leaders from China, Russia, Israel, Singapore, and Japan, all have high regard for the President of the Philippines.

In Philippines, this week, President Rodrigo Duterte welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to his humble home in Davao City. Abe is the first leader that Duterte hosted since he became President in June 2016. This news gives me great joy!

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After a bloody war, true friendship between two nations is eventually possible when true respect and equality are restored jus post bellum. Post-war justice (jus post bellum) concerns the justice after a war. This includes issues like terms of peace agreements, reconstruction, war crime trials, and war compensations.

Abe’s friendly visit and warm friendship with Duterte comes as no surprise

A high-ranking official of Japan’s Ministry of Defense, formerly based here in PH, told me prior to the 2016 Elections that if Rodrigo Duterte wins as President, the security and economic cooperation between PH and JP will certainly become more vibrant.

I asked WHY? What was the reason? His answer was simple:

Duterte has strong Bushido. He is simple. He has honor. He loves his people. He has courage. He is the kind of leader Philippines needs at this point in history so your country can get out of the trap you are in. Duterte has the spirit of a good Samurai.

We Japanese people value Bushido. This is how we built and rebuilt Japan…

Interestingly, even an Israeli Special Forces unit member was urging me to vote for Duterte despite the fact that I told her I was only voting Miriam Defensor-Santiago. She said to me:

I know you love Miriam. She sounds great. But she is dying. Be strategic. Vote Duterte. Your country needs a strong leader like him to clean up Philippines.

I love the smiles and warmth of Filipinos. But you don’t know how to fight a just war. You allow yourselves to get bullied and enslaved for centuries… That P-Noy, his family kills farmers and poor people. Why is he still alive??! Because of money?

Vote someone who values JUSTICE more than money.

Do your country a favor. Vote Duterte.

PM Abe vows to help Duterte in war on drugs

Abe said through an interpreter: “On countering illegal drugs, we want to work together with the Philippines to think of relevant measures of support. For our part, Japan will tap, among others, the knowledge of the private sector to assist in the improvement of related facilities, formulation of treatment programs, and in other areas.”

Duterte’s war on crime is supported by at least 84% of Filipinos as a necessary JUST WAR.

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Just War: The Bahá’í View

“War is really nothing more but the result of existing forces.”[2]  So not only is war not always a bad thing necessarily, as ‘Abdu’l-Bahá explains:

A conquest can be a praiseworthy thing, and there are times when war becomes the powerful basis of peace, and ruin the very means of reconstruction.

If, for example, a high-minded sovereign marshals his troops to block the onset of the insurgent and the aggressor, or again, if he takes the field and distinguishes himself in a struggle to unify a divided state and people, if, in brief, he is ‘waging war for a righteous purpose’, then this seeming wrath is mercy itself, and this apparent tyranny the very substance of justice and this warfare the cornerstone of peace.

Today, the task befitting great rulers is to establish universal peace, for in this lies the freedom of all peoples.[3] 


Regardless of predominant religious beliefs per state, majority of the leaders of countries come from the ruling elite of yore. Most members of such ruling families do anything and everything to keep people enslaved through #PovertyByDesign:

  1. Strategic distribution of addictive substances such as illegal drugs (and even alcohol)
  2. Covertly funding terrorist groups to destabilize governments of countries rich with natural resources
  3. LACK OF: decent shelters for all, access to quality education, fair livelihood, access to free potable water, affordable and efficient telecom, etc. etc. — these are all part of #PovertyByDesign.

Japan is not a perfect country, but one of the things I have learned from one of my mentors is that Bushido’s Seppuku is integral to the inevitable progress of Modern Japan, which pretty much everybody in the world loves and admires today.

I have friends from Science High who were strategically imported by Singapore for being math wizards. Many of their own Singaporean classmates are the progeny of those who died, for one reason or another, in the purging years of Lee Kuan Yew.

My own epic grandfather, a selfless guerrilla fighter of Spanish-Jewish descent, killed hundreds of Japanese soldiers, and some Makapili.

When I meditate on the issue of war (not just the PH drug war), my world view is to win the war against #PovertyByDesign. As an educator, I work in the path of peace. I do acknowledge, however, that attaining GREATER PEACE is a complex process of INTEGRATION and DISINTEGRATION.

Not all those who claim to be fighting for peace are sincere.

Not all those who fight in war time are sadistic psychopaths.

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All humans suffer with some form of cognitive dissonance. We can all take conscious steps, however, to overcome them. In my case, some people might think I suffer from cognitive dissonance in relation to supporting President Duterte. But in reality, I did not even vote for Duterte.

Given my training and past background with investigative journalism, I have done a thorough review of a wide array of political, historical, national security, and foreign policy-related issues, from as far back as 2003.

Gaining more knowledge gives me more QUESTIONS than answers, but one thing is crystal clear to me: I believe in democracy, truth, and justice.

I served the government under the Aquino Administration despite the fact that I did not vote for P-Noy. When we were called upon to serve our country, I set aside my politics, kept my mouth shut about their blind adoration for P-Noy, and took heed of my former mentor’s call to action when she needed to build an A-Team whose competence and excellence she trusted.

To me, democracy means I continue to serve the Greater Good regardless of who is the legitimate President.

I have literally been all over Philippines, not as a tourist, but as a researcher and as an educator. I am a witness to structural violence and injustice.

Whether or not I voted for Duterte, I will continue to do my part to offer alternative, parallel, and complementary solutions to help our country grow.

Power grabs are done by those who fear facing justice for their evil deeds as corrupt and self-serving “leaders”. Their adamance for the continuity of “DAANG MATUWID” is merely a strategy to perpetuate their IMPUNITY.

If, truly, there is nothing to fear and hide, why are they so desperate to take over before the six-year term is done?

Why can’t we all work together to help the current administration succeed? How could anyone claim absolute moral ascendancy and authority to dictate and decide that only THEY can serve as good leaders? That is ARROGANCE and IGNORANCE at its finest.

Vox Populi, Vox Dei.

For the “DISENTE” claiming that Cory Aquino is the Saint of Democracy, what they are doing now — orchestrating the ouster of a President with a clear, solid, and legitimate mandate — sure is a spit on God’s Name, to claim that their voice as the Moneyed Ruling Elite is much greater than the voice of the People.

It’s not only treason. It’s blasphemy.

And for those who may not believe in God, well…we can at least agree that we all believe in the kawaii-awesomeness of Japan. 🇯🇵

 


[1]  Compilations, quoted in Lights of Guidance, p. 407

[2] On behalf of Shoghi Effendi, May 11, 1932.

[3] ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Secret of Divine Civilization, 2nd ed. (Wilmette: Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1983), pp. 64-67, 70-71.

#LeniLeaks and the Modern-Day “Makapili”

The worst enemy of the Filipino people are its own traitors: The MAKAPILI. Every generation has it. At least, back in the day of our grandparents, the Guerrillas had the balls to kill traitors. Today, we tolerate snakes and collaborators strategically publishing and splattering their glammed up faces on the cover of magazines.

Remember what MAKAPILI was supposed to stand for: Malayang Katipunan ng mga Pilipino. These traitors considered themselves the “League of Patriotic Filipinos”. The modern-day MAKAPILI conspirators are the scheming traitors with political ambition along with lackeys of the former P-Noy government…

“One thing I learned from the history of installing our first female Philippine President, Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino, is that having boobs – O Beautiful Lactating Fountains of Life! – does not necessarily make a kinder and more competent leader… I must profess, I am a Feminist. My bias is to prioritize voting for brilliant, kind, strong, and competent women leaders. For positions wherein I cannot find a qualified female leader to elect, only then do I choose from Feminist male options. This is not to say all Feminists do the same, I only speak for myself and my process of choosing leaders in government…” 💁🇵🇭

⬆️💁🇵🇭⬆️ – May Puso, May Suso: A Feminist’s POV on the 3 Female Politicians running for the 2 Highest Gov’t Positions in the RP was one of my longer posts on Facebook last year before the May 2016 elections.

Back then, many people from my own circle were supporting Leni Robredo. Today, very few remain blinded by #LeKnee’s too pat and highly contrived persona.

Among these formerly trusted individuals from my own circle—a high-ranking official with whom I used to have the great honor to serve in an executive department of the PH government—even boldly declared prior to the 2016 elections:

“I don’t care if Liberal Party cheats so Leni Robredo wins, as long as BBM *does not* become the next Vice President.”

One of my own relatives (who is in the payroll of the Liberal Party) guaranteed that with the funds at their disposal, they will do everything, by hook or by crook, to ensure that Leni Robredo wins as VP.

These are my elders. Intelligent people I used to look up to. Colleagues I used to respect. Mentors whom I used to think were awesome.

I think the sad part of growing up is realizing that many people whom we thought were good, really aren’t. Or at least they changed (for the worse) somewhere along the way… Somehow, in the obsession of a handful of intellectuals to be RIGHT all the time, they twist reality when it no longer serves their own selfish interests and political agenda. They portray their evil deeds as the ultimate “battle of good versus evil.” And, of course, while they are at it, they claim to be the most “DISENTE” human beings God created EVERRRR.

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RAVENING WOLVES IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING

They have become such masters of the Smoke and Mirrors tactic that thousands of young people fall prey to their fear-mongering and hatred-fueled plans to reinstall the Yellow Regime.
Oh, how twisted the world has become! And yet…
I continue to believe in the power of sincere prayers. 

Three main reasons why mainstream media is mum about #LeniLeaks:

Self-censorship, “Envelopmental” Journalism, and Ignorance.

My first exposure working as a journalist, I was only 17. I started writing editorial columns for campus papers and competing in regional and national press cons much earlier when I was still in high school. I was handpicked by the late Isagani Yambot of Philippine Daily Inquirer when I was barely 19. I treasure how he treated me like his favorite grandchild. He was heartily laughing one time when he said to me that I was his “favorite feisty ‘lil rebel journo” in the more than ten years he was publisher. He said he liked my funny irreverence, brutal honesty, and profound tenacity to seek and defend the truth. He tolerated, if not encouraged, my audacity to call out my superiors in PDI for being corrupt. As publisher, he needed to observe tact and diplomacy because he had to promote and protect the paper’s business interests. In a way, the rebel in me felt a kindred spirit in him that was depressingly subdued because of the position of authority he was in. It was a classic Catch-22 for an otherwise good and principled man. Thus, for the short period of time I could tolerate working within a corrupt environment (fighting and naively hoping PDI could change from within), Mr. Yambot somehow lived vicariously through my raging idealism.

Shortly before he passed away, I randomly bumped into him in a mall in Makati. He was drunk, alone, and depressed. It was a painfully tragic thing to behold. I tried to help him walk straight, but he continued aimlessly walking, knocking down chairs and tables along the way. His eyes were barely open. I had never seen his eyes so devastatingly sad, like his soul crying out to be set free from whatever was torturing him in this plane of existence.

By the time I was 22, I was already jaded in the practice of professional journalism in the Philippines. Regardless of my cynicism, I continued to write. I continue to write because I don’t want to ever lose hope… I continue to write, pray, and serve the greater good, hoping fervently that someday, one soul at a time, more and more Filipinos will (borrowing from our black activist brothers and sisters) “BE WOKE.”

Although I never did figure out what it was that served as the straw that broke the camel’s back for Mr. Yambot, my gut says it had something to do with self-censorship. 

A part of me feels that if our citizens actively seek and defend TRUTH, TRANSPARENCY, and ACCOUNTABILITY; protect the true meaning of DEMOCRACY; and dynamically work in partnership with our duly-elected government leaders, somehow, good journalists and media practitioners like Mr. Yambot will have lesser fears in relation to exposing corrupt individuals and entities that operate organized crimes with impunity.

Then again, I could just be too naïve…


May God protect President Duterte and all the LEGITIMATE LEADERS of our government. And THANK GOD for listening to our prayers. 🙏❤️🇵🇭


Now, amplified by the power of ze Great Internet, more and more Filipinos have decided to help #EndImpunity by breaking the silence, actively crowd-sourcing information, passionately serving as volunteers, and no longer allowing themselves to be manipulated and dictated on by mainstream media and the Powers That Be pulling all their strings.

Today, more and more Filipinos refuse to KNEEL to the Oligopoly that have long enslaved the masses. 👊🇵🇭

To me, these are all answered prayers.

#LENILEAKS IS NOT A SURPRISE

The worst enemy of the Filipino people is no longer the foreign powers who continue to pillage our resources while tapping the influence of the (mostly ignorant but well-meaning) international community to support the ouster of Philippine leaders who refuse to submit to the dictates of the United States.

The worst enemy of the Filipino people are its own traitors: The MAKAPILI. Every generation has it. At least, back in the day of our grandparents, the Guerrillas had the balls to kill traitors. Today, we tolerate snakes and collaborators strategically publishing and splattering their glammed up faces on the cover of magazines.

Remember what MAKAPILI was supposed to stand for: Malayang Katipunan ng mga Pilipino. These traitors called themselves the Liberal Party “League of Patriotic Filipinos”. The modern-day MAKAPILI conspirators are the scheming traitors with political ambition along with lackeys of the former P-Noy government.

President Duterte is a murderous dictator, they say, as these traitors continue to freely act to topple our legitimately elected President. Meanwhile, we spineless and castrated modern guerrillas await the probable “SMART PARENTING” magazine cover feature  (or some other similar mag) of the charming Modern Makapili when she’s finally undeniably pregnant, and about to give birth. 🙈🙉🙊 Or will she push through with the planned abortion? During her December 2016 visit in the U.S., she also visited Hayward,  California. You know what’s in  Hayward?

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God-willing, she will not be pressured to get rid of her baby…

To be honest, if the current PR handling of #LeniLeaks is my basis for the brilliance of the team behind Leni Robredo, I am (kind of) looking forward to the PR spin the Liberal Party is still desperately brewing to get her smooth knees out of this shitstorm of their (and her) own making.

After all, I am quite the big fan of poetic justice…

…no matter how long it takes. 👊🇵🇭🙏🇵🇭👊

Vox Populi, Vox Dei. ❤️


💻🔍 Proving the authenticity of #LeniLeaks, watch MAMSHIES:
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http://www.facebook.com/ Mamshies/ videos/ vb.343992925983869/346668705716291/?type=2&theater

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Smoke & Mirrors

Do not allow the Yellow Regime smoke and mirrors strategy to deter you from continuing to work hard as a dedicated “DDS” citizen volunteer. For we, the common people, we are the most powerful army that can protect Democracy, and our beloved and duly-elected President.

 

The pattern is clear: the attacks and killings in #HaciendaLuisita (HL) manifest when the current President is in favor of implementing #JUSTICE that is long-overdue for the HL farmers.

There are two basic reasons for this pattern of attack:

1.) To display power, authority, and impunity – that the Cojuangco-Aquinos cannot be made to follow the rule of law (when it is not to their benefit); and

2.) Expect a series of staged/pre-meditated attacks (not only in HL but also throughout the country)… These are all designed to test the government and push the current administration to declare a state of national emergency, which will then be their basis to oust President Duterte, by making it appear he is a “dictator” like Ferdinand Marcos Sr.

Expect the Yellow Army to claim that these are all orchestrated by the DU30 Administration. Do not allow the Yellow Regime smoke and mirrors strategy to deter you from continuing to work hard as a dedicated “DDS” citizen volunteer. For we, the common people, we are the most powerful army that can protect Democracy, and our beloved and duly-elected President.

WE ARE WOKE.

WE ARE UNITED.

WE ARE POWERFUL.

WE WILL NOT KNEEL.

WE WILL NOT BE DIVIDED. 👊🇵🇭

#WEARETHE91PERCENT

#ProtectDemocracy

#WeStandBehindOurPresident

#DU30 🤓👊🇵🇭

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