Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Homily of Father Arevalo at the Requiem Mass for Cory Aquino

I remember watching Father Catalino Arevalo that morning in August 5, 2009 on TV as he delivered the homily for the Requiem Mass of the late President Corazon Aquino. Fortunately for all of us, we can revisit the video of Father Arevalo's homily again, thanks to GMA7.

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I am fortunate to have received a copy of the full text of Father Arevalo's homily. The full text came from the Jesuits themselves, through the daily mails I receive as an alumni of Xavier University High School (formerly Ateneo de Cagayan).

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Let's Honor Madam President Cory Aquino through the 500 Peso Bill

[Jan 19, 2017 ... I had a change of heart about the Aquinos ever since I wrote this article in 2009. But I'm retaining this here as evidence that, once upon a time, yes, I was a Yellow. Of course, not anymore. I'll paste the link here to an article I'll write about why that is.]

It was a pleasant surprise to see from an artist's website a proposed P500 Bill featuring the face of Cory Aquino side by side with Ninoy Aquino. I thought, TERRIFIC IDEA!

Proposed P500 Bill, from www.peaceloveandrevolution.com
Proposed P500 Bill, from www.peaceloveandrevolution.com

I am excited all the more because the authorities are now taking a serious look at this idea. Check out www.peaceloveandrevolution.com for the collection of news items regarding this.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Farewell Madam President Corazon "Cory" Aquino

Today I say Farewell to President Corazon "Cory" Aquino.

I remember Cory Aquino well in the struggle to oust former President Ferdinand Marcos and restore democracy in the Philippines. I was a freshman in U.P. Diliman when an important page in the history of the Philippines unfolded.