Bakit parang nag-iba na ang kwento ng EDSA?

25 years ago na pala ang EDSA Revolution. Hanep. Has it really been that long?

Naka-ilang EDSA Commemorations na rin tayo. Naka-ilang re-telling na rin ba ng “The True Story of EDSA 1?” Para kasing sa bawa’t pagsalaysay sa kwento nito ay merong nadadagdag… nababawas… nababago… nababaluktot.

May nalo-lost in translation, ika nga.

Kaya tuloy parang nag-iba na ang kwento ng EDSA.

Iba na ang mga bayani

Iba na ang mga nagpasimuno

Iba na ang mga kontrabida

Iba na ang mga bida.

At tila marami na rin sa mga kaganapang may kinalaman sa EDSA — kung bakit nga ba ito nangyari in the first place — ang nakalimutan na nating mga Pinoy.

Otherwise, paano ninyo ipapaliwanag ito?

😦

Bakit parang nag-iba na ang kwento ng EDSA?

“Freedom of Speech” isn’t a one-way street…

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isiplugaw hit the nail squarely on the head… but so did the exiled jester. Seems like there’s just no letting this issue die.

Now that the tide of anti-Malu Fernandez sentiments is ebbing, out come the blog posters/blog commenters/journalists who are (pick one):

  1. obviously defending her just because they belong to the same newspaper
  2. censuring her for her writing style but at the same time defending the principle of “freedom of speech” which, they maintain, is her right as a journalist
  3. avoiding the issue altogether by calling on people to instead “look at yourselves first before criticizing Malu”

Ok. Great. Let’s take a look at each then.

Magpatuloy magbasa ““Freedom of Speech” isn’t a one-way street…”

“Freedom of Speech” isn’t a one-way street…

Quo Vadis, Diva? Nahimasmasan ka na ba?

Hmmm…. You issued a Public Apology AND resigned from both the Manila Standard Today and People Asia Magazine all in one day. Wow… what can I say?

Actually, wala na masyado, except maybe “Ok… buti naman…” (and that with a mildly doubting look on my face pa ha).

Many bloggers have already spoken (written) about this “resolution” to the Malu Fernandez Scandal — some not believing that she was sincere in her apology and that she was, in all probability, forced by her publishers (or by embarrassed politician-relatives) to resign against her will; others, and I count myself among this group, chose to adopt a “wait and see” attitude.

Wait for what? Look out for what?

Well… sa kung anong mga susunod na magaganap, shempre!

Malu Fernandez issued an apology, yes… But what about her editors who allowed her patently bigoted and insensitive articles to get published? At mukhang nagpapalusot pa nga yung dyaryo niya! Buti na lang at hindi pumayag ang iba na palampasin na lang ng basta-basta ang ganitong mga hirit.

Magpatuloy magbasa “Quo Vadis, Diva? Nahimasmasan ka na ba?”

Quo Vadis, Diva? Nahimasmasan ka na ba?