“THE MARCOSES AND THE MISSING FILIPINO MILLIONS”


Speech Delivered Aboard The QE2June 1987By Caroline KennedyLeaving the Philippines, in 1984, for what seemed like the final time saddened me. I had spent almost two decades there, on and off, and had assimilated myself so much into its history, its culture and its people that many locals referred to me as their country’s favourite “honorary Filipina”.  The advantages were that I could now, from a distance, take a step back and view those two decades objectively. I had always told myself “one day I would write truthfully about the Marcos era” and now here I was in an unique position to do just that.I had arrived in Manila almost by accident in 1968 and remained there on and off for the next sixteen years. My first decade there turned out to be, perhaps, the most bizarre in my entire life. During that short…

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The Spirit World as Interface


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Item .  Of late, there have been sightings and reports of sightings of ghosts of the super typhoon’s victims in Tacloban City.  In large numbers, they hail public transport at night and would just disappear as mists upon the vehicles’ approach.  They appear drenched, disoriented and disheveled.

Item.  On May 16, 2012, eve of the Guinarona Centennial Fiesta, thousands of orbs floated where the Centennial Fireworks was being held.  Orbs are essentially of the spirit realm, indicating that they were also one in celebrating San Pascual’s Centennial.

560490_10151121901715620_1917340034_n Spirit orbs in Guinarona, Philippines, May 16, 2012

Question:  Where does the physical earth ends and the spirit word begins?  It is commonly said that earth is essentially a school where humans learn their lessons, before they graduate to the spirit realms, where they form concentric circles around earth.  It would seem that the first circle, which abuts the earth’s surface–thus an…

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The Spirit World as Interface


Item.  Of late, there have been sightings and reports of sightings of ghosts of the super typhoon’s victims in Tacloban City.  In large numbers, they hail public transport at night and would just disappear as mists upon the vehicles’ approach.  They appear drenched, disoriented and disheveled.Item.  On May 16, 2012, eve of the Guinarona Centennial Fiesta, thousands of orbs floated where the Centennial Fireworks was being held.  Orbs are essentially of the spirit realm, indicating that they were also one in celebrating San Pascual’s Centennial.

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The Tragedy of Forgetfulness


It is one thing to suffer from Alzheimer’s and totally forget about your roots; and another to be deliberate about it, even as you have perfect health and above average means.  Which is what happens to some Guinaronanhons.  Some of them have families who figured well in Guinarona’s history and were active in the affairs of the community. Somewhere along the way, they encounter the Born Again paradigm or some other religious happenstance, and they just throw their roots under the bus.  They become aloof, and the worst part is that they assume the air of a know-it-all, of being self-righteous.  As a consequence, they have this bad habit of spitting on Guinarona’s name, on San Pascual Baylon, Guinarona’s patron saint.

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