All posts by: Alex Cade Cruz

Aspiring writer living in a rabbit hole.

Burying Marcos with Military honors is like forgetting EDSA

Vice President Jejomar Binay recently recommended to President Aquino that former President Marcos be buried in Ilocos with full military honors. The recommendation comes after Representatives in Congress led by Salvador H. Escudero III filed House resolution 1135 urging Mr. Macros be buried in the Libigan ng mga Bayani, which is a cemetery for fallen soldiers.

Marcos was a soldier and a former president of the Republic. He deserves the entitlement of those offices. Doesn’t he?

Nation, Lest we forget what Mr. Marcos and his family have done for the Philippines, Charlie Avila graciously compiled the Macros Chronology report.

For example, Avila noted that in 1977, The Marcoses were patrons of education. They donated US$1.5 million to Tufts University in Boston, but the school rejected the donation, but were allowed to finance seminars and lectures.

Mrs. Marcos was a patron of Culture and shinny things. She brought fame to the Philippines. Mrs. Marcos according to Mr. Avila, spent US$2.181 million in a day in 1978. One of the things she bought were platinum and emerald bracelets with diamonds. Mr. Avila added, a Cartier representative admitted that Mrs. Marcos put together the largest collection of gems in 1978. Isn’t that a worthwhile achievement by the leader of a nation known for its slums, and garbage mountains?

EDSA didn’t happen over night. It took years and many tiny battles by the dissident opposition to take power from Marcos— who was the duly constituted authority. EDSA sparked because 29 Comelec controllers walked out, saying that Marcos doctored the results.

Juan Ponce Enrile and Fidel Ramos went to stab Marcos behind his back. Enrile was defense minister, and Ramos head of the Philippine Constabulary.

The Archbishop of Manila, Cardinal Sin called on the people to take to the streets.

The Americans took Mr. Marcos to exile in Hawaii.

The world celebrated and recognized the revolutionary government led by Corazon Aquino, mother of current President Aquino, and wife of the slain Ninoy Aquino.

Mr. Binay joined EDSA. As did so many people.

What has EDSA done for us after 20 years? There is a culture of impunity in our country, as the Committee to Protect Journalists noted. We were subjected to nearly 10 years of Arroyo rule. We voted the actor Estrada into office, and ousted him. We elected Fidel Ramos, a hero of EDSA into public office. We braved several military coup d’tat attempts during Mrs. Aquino’s time.

In the last 20 years, what has happened? A group of people can gather on the Internet and talk about why our people are still poor. EDSA is a moon crater highway, but cars of from all over the world are cruising our streets. We have media publications all over. People can speak their mind, and sometimes too much. We have computers and iPhones, and even a lowly janitor has a mobile phone. The silver screen has the lovely Anne Curtis, and Gretchen Fullido gives us entertainment news on television. And Kris Aquino has kept us entertained even beyond her mother’s presidency.

Granted Mr. Marcos’ absence could never stop the world from introducing the mobile phone, and for some people, to be spared to see Kris Aquino’s growing pains would be a godsend. We’ve seen Egypt. Syria. And elsewhere, imaging what will and what was isn’t too hard to do.

And yes, Marcos or not, we still have people in abject poverty. Not just some, but a whole lot. Kids swim to go to school not for the thrill of it but because it is the only way to go. You think we could get Olympic class swimmers from them?

Was it a continuity reboot by economist Solita Monsod to say, “The economy was in total shambles under Marcos“?

In the closing days of the Arroyo regime, the Ampatuan massacre occurred. Fifty seven people were killed. Not just killed but brutally murdered, and they were mutilated. The fifty-eight victim remains missing, with only his false teeth as evidence he was there. The massacre in Maguindanao is a prime example of the culture of impunity.

This sort of violence never did happen during Marcos’ time, right? People didn’t just go missing, and never to be heard of again. In 2010, Claimants 1081 won two rounds in their court battle with the Marcoses. Their damage claim, almost US$2 Billion. The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that a New York court took hold of US$35 million in Marcos deposits.

Saying Mr. Marcos should be given military honors as he is laid to rest is like Binay saying we should forget about EDSA. So yes, Mr. Binay is correct. We should forget about EDSA. It is full of potholes anyway. You don’t need EDSA to get to the Coconut Palace right? Let us give Mr. Marcos his twenty gun salute. Bury the old geezer. The worms have been waiting for him since 1989. Oh, and it could very well be Jejomar Binay versus Bongbong Marcos in 2016. We should think about that.

We’re down, down, down the rabbit hole now!

Totally psychedelic.

Image credit: John Tenniel, Some rights reserved.

Let’s help Manny Pacquiao ban Condoms in the Philippines!

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao says “Let’s ban condoms!” The article pointed out what Pacquiao told Congress, as the honorable representative from Sarangani.

Pacman believes, “Go out, and multiply!”

LISTEN To him!

The greatest fighter of our generation can not be wrong.

Can you not see that Pacquiao is simply protecting the integrity, and the name of the Filipino Macho? The virile seed of the Filipino male will not, and should not be denied! Why go against decades, and decades of truth? How will we know who the wimps that can’t father a child?

Besides, have you worn a condom?

Five seconds into it, and BOOM!

Hassle to cap, you know?

Who has time to cap when its ready to rumble?!

Besides, what Filipino man is going to let women take charge?

Women’s right to choose.

Yeah, right.

Give women a choice on the matter, and they’ll do crazy, crazy things! They’ll only screw things up. Just look at that Pacquiao mug. And listen to that voice! Seriously, what voodoo does he have?

Women should cook dinner.

Do laundry.

Take care of the kids.

“Aaahh,” this iced cold San Mig is just heaven you know? No other place on Earth has it this good.

“What?” Every Filipino male puts his feet up and relaxes after a hard, long day playing tong its.

Jeez, what? Pinoy men have to work?

Ladies, one word: “Cowgirl.”

That’s what we have women for! After they have our kids, Go forth! Fly! Be a nurse! Be a caregiver! That’s what they’re good for!

Come on. These pro-RH are sissy liberals. They are atheists who are irresponsible, like I dunno, Fr. Bernas. Am I right?

Let’s ask Oscar Cruz. He’s been keeping it in his pants for decades. I mean, the libido of the Filipino male trapped by that collar? Geez, man. Can you imagine? Can you last a day without sex?

The United States Conference Catholic Bishops recently concluded a study examining the reason for all these sex abuse scandals. You know who to blame? It’s the hippies!

So yeah, Manuel Buencamino, “It’s all about sex.” If Oscar Cruz can hold it, everyone should! Am I right? Am I?

These liberals just want government to spend and waste more money feeding the Medical and pharmaceutical industries.

Am I right?

Screw the UN and their bleeding heart lies that HIV and AIDS could be prevented by good sexual and reproductive health programs, and condom programming.

SCREW them!

George Bush did when he invaded Iraq. Who is the UN to be ramming these liberal ideas of Female Condoms? Huh? WHO?

Poverty can’t be cured by Reproductive Health. Prostitution and gambling can. Smart, and sexy Belle de Jour made a life out of being a call girl, right? We should get more Filipinas to do that. And oh, yeah, more kids also mean more chances of one of them succeeding so you know, they can feed the rest of the family.

So yeah, all this talk about Reproductive Health is hogwash. Pacman is right. We should stand by our national hero who is only protecting the good name of the Filipino macho.

And Oscar Cruz?

No, Oscar Cruz isn’t a bitter old man past his prime. Oscar Cruz and the CBCP are not tired old men living in the dark ages, and blinded by religious intolerance. They are not. Archbishop Oscar Cruz for example is filled with Wisdom, and experience having kept it in his pants all these years. He knows stuff, man. He knows!

All this talk about the RH Bill isn’t the sign of the times. No, this isn’t because the Church has failed in its moral teaching. It isn’t that at all. It is about protecting the virile Filipino man everywhere. It is about control. So let’s help Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Oscar Cruz to ban condoms in the Philippines because can two patriotic Filipinos like these gentlemen be wrong?

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