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“How shall freedom be defended? By arms when it is attacked by arms, by truth when it is attacked by lies, by faith when it is attacked by authoritarian dogma. Always, in the final act, by determination and faith.”

― Archibald MacLeish

Monday, November 28, 2016

8 Brave Filipinas In This Age Of Fake Heroes


EQ 2016 Recognition 
8 Brave Filipinas In This Age Of Fake Heroes ! 
As Cory Aquino did 30 years ago, Leni Robredo courageously challenged the son of the dictator who pillaged the country for over 20 years.
VP Leni Robredo
We hope that as we bring the Office of the Vice Presidency to your barangay, you will feel the government is truly there for you, and when you feel that, you will be inspired to spark your own change as well.
Whatever change we want to see in our nation must begin within ourselves. And when we do that together, nothing is impossible.
As Jesse used to say when he was alive: “What brings us together as a nation is far more powerful than what pulls us apart.”
VP Leni Robredo
 Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales
“History tells us that modern-day truth and exposés were considered heresies and blasphemies at their inception until after there were painstakingly challenged and distilled in the agora of ideas where sacred beliefs and sacrilegious opinions clash to produce that spark that enlightens.” 
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales
“I will not be satisfied with catching small fish as we must go after the school of big fish lurking in government offices.” 
 Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P. A. Sereno
 “I will serve my fellow Filipinos with integrity and conviction, holding myself to the ideal of justice that refutes the abuse of strength and instead labors to succor the weak…; justice that may serve as one of the several foundations for rebuilding institutions and restoring the people’s faith in good government” 
Chief Justice Sereno
"The Filipino public feeds on sad, angry jokes about corrupt, overbearing lawyers. In large part, we have been characterized as selfish, untruthful, and arrogant, as carrying ourselves with a false sense of entitlement. This public perception must stop.
It is no small matter if each one of you will say in your heart .
'I will not be corrupt and I will not allow anyone to corrupt me.'"
Chief Justice Sereno 
Senator Leila De Lima
“What pains me most is seeing women defending this kind of ‘anti-women’ behavior . Perhaps that’s one of the greatest offenses against our cause: that women are turned against each other.” 
“It is perhaps second only to the offense of polluting the minds of the future generation, of passing on a legacy of misogyny, of abusive behavior towards women, of making girls feel lesser in worth than boys, of giving them less freedom and less ownership over their body, their life and their future, of taking away from boys the chance to develop a sense of accountability for their actions that would make them better persons, sons, brothers, partners, husbands and fathers.
Senator Leila De Lima
Senator Risa Hontiveros
"I am extremely concerned over the spate of extrajudicial killings happening all over the country. I am worried that lawless elements and public officials with less commitment to the rule of law are taking advantage of the government's anti-crime campaign to cover up higher crimes. 
The government's effort to protect the public from crime and illegal drug trafficking must not sow fear among the public and encourage vigilantism. It must not be tainted by abuse and other excesses."
Senator Risa Hontiveros
Maria Serena Diokno:NHCP HEAD
"Bad things happen because we don’t do something to stop or prevent them. To stay silent or not give a damn about any wrongdoing is one way of abetting the action.”
In a letter posted on the NHCP website addressed to President Duterte dated Nov. 11, Diokno enumerated reasons why the President shouldn’t allow the Marcos burial.
Agot Isidro:Actress
"Unang-una, walang umaaway sa iyo. As a matter of fact, ikaw ang nang-aaway.
Pangalawa, yung bansa Kung saan ka inuluklok ng 16 million out of 100+ million people ay Third World. Kung makapagsalita ka parang superpower and pilipinas eh. At excuse me, ayaw namin magutom. Mag-isa ka na Lang. wag kang mandamay. Hindi na nga nakakain ang nakararami, gugutumin mo pa lalo.
Pangatlo, may kilala along psychiatrist. Patingin ka. Hindi ka bipolar. You are a psychopath."
Agot Isidro
Actress
Samantha Sotto:International Author
From BBC News
I've been attending anti-Marcos rallies since i was 10 yo. I'm 43 now and heading to another one. Is this CHANGE? Really?? #MarcosNotAHero
Samantha Sotto
In 1984, The Benigno Aquino Jr. Foundation sponsored  an essay-writing contest on the theme “What Aug. 21, 1983 means to Me”
Sam Sotto (born a year after martial law was declared) was deeply touched by Ninoy's heroic act. The 11-year old grade school student  from Benedictine Abbey School-Alabang (now San Beda College-Alabang) decided to submit an entry to the essay-writing contest. In those dark days of gloom in the country, it was not the easiest thing to do, even for a kid, considering how the Marcos authoritarian regime stifled any kind of news about Ninoy in all media. Fortunately, Sam's piece won in the the English category (grade school level) of the essay writing contest.