Linggo, Nobyembre 24, 2013



THEN CAME SEPTEMBER 21, 1972
If you think you are looking at the devastation of
Samar and Leyte by Yolanda, read. This is a picture
of the American ravagement of Manila in 1945.


Biyernes, Enero 11, 2013

This article was first published in Get Real Post, a collective blog of serious writers touching on all topics under the sun. Over the week, it has been generating interesting comments which prompt me now to post the article here, hoping it will fare as well. Should KAMAO readers wish to view the original post, please visit
http://getrealphilippines.com/blog/2013/01/truth-or-consequence/


Truth or Consequence

January 8, 2013
Apropos the stream of comments generated by my article SYRIAN WAR: MARCOS IN RETROSPECT, I’m prompted to think back on Rashomon, that movie by Akira Kurosawa which won the Best Picture Award in the 1950 Berlin Film Festival onward to winning a similar honor in the Cannes Film Festival.




rashomon

Huwebes, Enero 3, 2013

                                                  The Syrian Civil War:

MARCOS IN RETROSPECT

Given the turmoil obtaining in Syria at this hour, Marcos could be the kindest president the Philippines has ever had. What the Philippines was during those four days, February 22 to 25, in 1986 was what had Syria become first quarter of 2011. Decades-old regimes had begun falling across the Middle East either as a result of sheer civil unrest, as in Egypt where mass protests on the streets forced President Hosni Mubarak to resign, or where demos and rallies proved insufficient to force the perceived dictators to step down, a certain degree of armed action became necessary as in Libya where it needed a civil war to topple Muammar Gaddafi and get him killed. Certainly the gravest of all these downfalls was that of Sadam Hussein which required the costly Iraqi war, both in terms of destruction to infrastructure and human casualties, to bring about.



Miyerkules, Enero 2, 2013

A CALL:  END TO THE WAR IN SYRIA


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Addendum
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January 2 2013