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Journalists of the crony newspapers were assigned in a different area, but because they knew the airport terrain, they went to the area where they could see the China Air Lines plane that brought in Aquino. I was just a few meters away when Ken Kashiwahara of U.
Then, the Aquinos, Tanada, Arroyo, and others broke into tears. Luther Custodio, took Aquino from his seat. Kashiwahara was our first source of information.
Kashiwahara traveled to Manila to accompany Ninoy Aquino. His wife, Lupita, earlier arrived in Manila to prepare the homecoming. Other journalists in the China Air Lines flight included Sandra Burton of Time magazine, Max Vanzi of United Press International, and the controversial Kiyoshi Wakamiya, a freelance Japanese journalist, who earlier said he saw a soldier shot Aquino but later recanted it.
I called up various sources — opposition leaders, defense and military officials, Malacanang, and fellow working journalists it was customary for us to share information — for updates.
At that point, Marcos had firmed up the theory that Aquino was killed by an alleged communist hit man. By nightfall, more details trickled in. Aquino was brought by his military escorts to the Army Hospital in Fort Bonifacio. Among the details I got: By late evening, I had an idea that Aquino was a victim of a military rubout, a conspiracy of the lowest kind. I consulted my media colleagues by telephone and the emerging consensus was that a military plot to kill him was implemented the moment he arrived in Manila.
By midnight, I felt the extreme exhaustion of our coverage. It was a long day indeed. Suddenly, I felt tears started rolling down my cheeks. I am a journalist trained to take distance from my coverage. But I am also a Filipino, who felt indignant at the way they killed Aquino. It was most repugnant for me to see a patriot being murdered in broad daylight.
My Japanese boss saw how I felt. He did not say a word, although I felt he sympathized with me. He allowed some minutes for me to compose myself out of respect for my feeling. By 8 am the next day, I was in the office for another day of grinding, hard work. In the Philippines, hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of Manila on August 31 for the funeral of opposition leader Benigno Aquino, who was murdered when he arrived home from self-exile ten days earlier.
Crowds carrying anti-government placards followed the coffin in a procession which stretched for nearly four kilometres two miles. Police deliberately kept a low profile, although riot squads were said to be on standby. No incidents were reported, despite the number of mourners who escorted the garlanded coffin, borne on a ten-wheel truck, along its 27 kilometre mile route to a cemetery south of the capital, Manila.
The crowds were so dense that the journey lasted for nearly twelve hours. About one thousand people attended the affair and experienced the miracle-working power of God!
Encouraged by the success of the rally, Bro. Some time later, as more people came to be led back to the Lord Jesus Christ, the rally was held weekly. Mike at Amorsolo St. After a while, Bro. Mike decided to air his program three times a week and began thinking of a new title and theme song for it. He made a study of the meaning of the term and discovered that it was one of the seven Covenant Names, by which God the Father revealed Himself to Israel. At this point, he realized that God wanted His Holy and Almighty Name to be proclaimed and made known throughout the world.
Some prayer- partners even volunteered to serve without compensation. Inspired by the outcome of events, Bro. Mike thought it was time to formally organize the community. It was organized, primarily, as an institution where Bro. Mike could channel his tithes and donations derived from his real estate business and other companies to support the religious activities of various Catholic charismatic groups and some projects of charitable organizations. These however were not enough to support the expenses of the newly-founded charismatic community, especially the radio programs of DWXI and the Mass and Healing Rallies.
And so, he had to continue shelling out funds from his own personal earnings. For him, though, it was a great enough blessing from El Shaddai that his radio listeners came to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour and were receiving answers to their prayer-requests.
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Inthe first overseas chapter of the Foundation was established in Hong Kong. It started when Bro. Joseph Church on May After the meeting, a group of seven Filipino prayer-partners working there and who were at the affair bonded together and held their initial prayer-meeting at the Jones Health Club, a gym formerly owned by Bro. Tessie Wong at North Point, drawing thirty persons. On August 7, the group invited Bro. Mike, together with Rev. An estimated people attended the affair.
These were formed by Filipino prayer-partners working abroad, who were motivated by the desire to bear witness to the love and goodness of El Shaddai. On that occasion, Bishop Bacani was beside Bro. Mike, not to defend him, but to bear witness to what God was doing through the Foundation.
The result of the meeting was satisfactory because most of the questions asked were clearly and humbly answered by Bro. This event paved the way for the recognition of the chapters of the Foundation by several dioceses and parishes of the Roman Catholic Church. It also initiated the launching of its Back-to-the-Parish program.
As you read on, you will discover how the Foundation has grown dramatically through the years. Mike Velarde as speaker. On the second quarter ofthe Foundation held Catholic Life-in-the-Spirit Seminars and fellowships in the following places: Following this, even more people attended the succeeding seminars, so they had to be conducted in three shifts until the FAT itself could no longer hold the crowds. Despite allegations of fraud on the KBL side, her candidates won 56 seats out of In November, Marcos underwent a second renal transplant.
Rumors of Marcos dying and Ver taking over were rife. Enrile began to admit publicly that he would like to be president in the future, when Marcos was no longer interested. February — Ver et al stood trial before the Sandigan Bayan for the Aquino assassination. In his speech to the graduating class the next day, Ramos confirmed the need for reforms and proposed sweeping changes to strengthen the demoralized military in the face of a mounting Communist insurgency.
Brown concluded that one of the few promising developments was the emergence of the RAM, a group that the Pentagon and CIA happened to be quietly encouraging. October — In Washington D. Lansdale discussed 2 questions: A week later, Cory agreed to run if 1 Marcos called snap elections, and 2 if the CAPM gathered the promised million signatures.
November 3 Marcos declared on American television that he would run in snap presidential polls three months hence. November 19, the Batasan Pambansa set February 7 as the date for the snap polls. November 30, Cory was presented with more than a million signatures drafting her as presidential contender.
December 2 Ver et al were acquitted by the Sandigan Bayan of complicity in the Aquino assassination. December 23, the Communist Party of the Philippines sounded the call to boycott the snap elections.
Meanwhile, in separate meetings, key officers sketched Cory Aquino and Fidel Ramos their coup plans. The reformist military tried, and failed, to convince Cory that she had no chance of winning at the polls. February 4 A member bi-partisan delegation of US senators, congressmen, and private citizens arrived in Manila to monitor the elections. At least five banks, known to have ties with the Marcos regime, experienced a run.
February 7 Election Day. Broadcast alerts over Radio Veritas urged volunteers into troubled areas to stop ballot boxes from being stolen or tampered with.
She vowed massive protests and daily street demonstrations if cheated. February 9 Led by Linda Kapunan, thirty computer technicians manning the COMELEC tabulation machines walked out of their posts in protest over alleged deliberate changing of election results.
A multinational team of observers cited cases of vote-buying, intimidation, snatching of ballot boxes, tampered election returns, and the disenfranchisement of thousands of voters, specially in Metro Manila, by the ruling party. February 10 Defense Minister Enrile warned of greater political instability. February 11 Laban leader Evelio Javier, former governor of Antique, was gunned down in broad daylight.
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The Batasan Pambansa formally began the canvass of election returns. February 13, President Marcos took a virtually irreversible lead over opposition candidate Corazon C. Statistical improbabilities were also cited. February 15, The Batasan Pambansa formally proclaimed Marcos winner of the February 7 elections; all 50 opposition Members of Parliament walked out in protest. Trade Minister Roberto Ongpin, speaking for the economic technocrats, assured Marcos of support if he undertook reforms in military, political, and economic areas; Marcos signed an agreement to the effect.
Philip Habib arrived in Manila. Ramos would serve as Chief of Staff. Habib met with Marcos, then with Cory. She announced that she would go around the country to sound her call for civil disobedience and non-violent protest actions; her first stops, Cebu and Davao, the coming weekend.
Habib also met privately with Ramos and Enrile over the next few days.
Crony banks, corporations, and media were hit hard by the boycott. San Miguel-A shares went down to as low as P Not far behind in financial fiasco was the beverage industry. Beer quaffers had suddenly shifted to gin or hard drinks. A small number also stopped drinking Pepsi Cola, Seven-Up and Mirinda, thinking that these softdrinks were also under the control of a crony.
February 18, The peso fell to P Irwin Ver placed the Presidential Security Command on red alert. Secretary of State Paul H. RAM set the coup for Sunday, February 23, at 2: Almonte detailed the plans to Gen. Enrile received information that Ver had ordered his men to prepare for a series of arrests; he wrote a letter of resignation which he said he would deliver to Malacanang the following Monday. Aquino said she would fly to Cebu as scheduled Saturday morning to pursue her civil disobedience campaign.
The five were putting final touches to a speech Enrile planned to read 36 hours later over national radio and television. Enrile would proclaim himself head of a ruling junta, the National Reconciliation Council, just after rebel troops assaulted the Palace at 2: Eduardo Kapunan and Col.
Victor Batac, were the masterminds of the attack plans. Veritas Special Edition Oct 86 Unknown to Honasan, one of his moles in Malacanang Palace had been leaking top-secret details of the coup plot to the Vers.
In January, Honasan had pressured an officer on the staff of the Presidential Security command into acting as an agent within the Palace. Irwin Ver, who immediately passed on the astonishing information to his father, the general. The Vers turned the jittery Doromal into a double agent, and he channeled accurate, up-to-date information to them.
The Palace was the responsibility of Col. Lieutenant Colonel Rexor Ver headed the Presidential Security Unit of men, whose primary mission was to provide close-in security to the First Family. The Pasig River from its mouth at Manila Bay to Guadalupe, about 2 kilometers from the Palace, was secured by a Philippine Navy unit composed of 6 patrol crafts, 2 frigates, a demolition team, and ferry boats.
This mobile unit of men took care of choke points at the Ayala-Lozano approach, the Sta. The unit was also assigned to provide the palace with in-depth defense. All in all they had 3, fully armed officers and men.
Acting on orders from Marcos, who was in command, Ver announced to his generals that he would let Col. Ver was turning the palace into a death trap. In a garishly theatrical touch, the river was to be lit up with spotlights as Honasan and his men crossed in their boats.
Alamos Alabe, a graduate of the Philippine Military Academny and detailed with the Linsi Security Agency, managed to talk his way out of Fort Bonifacio, claiming he was not a member of the military. The would-be rebels stared blankly. Veritas Special Oct 86 Honasan and Kapunan had left the meeting earlier to make a final reconnaissance of the approaches to the Palace. By dawn, it was clear that they had been betrayed.
We planned the whole action mainly under two offices: His closest aides and the chief of his security, Sonny Razon, were members of our core group; they kept the general informed of meetings and developments. Marcos assured Ongpin that he would investigate the matter. Marcos offered the services of some of his security from the Presidential Security Command but Ongpin vigorously objected.
Rolando Abadilla tried to talk Honasan out of doing anything rash. As soon as Abadilla left, at about 10 a. They weighed what they had seen on their late-night drive and discussed their options, then decided to freeze operations for twenty-four hours. As he pored over some of the documents, two brief reports which came in at 7 A. The carpets were being shampooed and vacuumed, the shiny floors, made of rare Philippine hardwood, waxed and polished, and the huge chandeliers overhead, products of proud artisans from Guagua, Pampanga, dusted.
The marble floors were scrubbed till they shone like mirrors. Everywhere, the capiz windows were cleaned and then opened to admit fresh air. The entire Palace was left to bathe in natural sunlight. It was my aide, then Lt. Jose Honrado, who told me of the rumors of a coup for the weekend, and who recommended that I stay in Manila. On the other hand, Cebu was for certain.
I had announced several days before that I would be in Cebu that Saturday in pursuance of the non-violent movement I had launched in February 16 at the Luneta. Thousands of people were expecting us who I imagined would be terribly disappointed and probably not as eager to give me their support if I did not come. Rex Robles was assigned to act as liaison with the diplomatic community and to tell the world their story in case the reformists were arrested.
Another reformist sent an urgent signal to a US Embassy official to seek help. It might seem as if he was involved, or responsible. The Americans brought up the touchy subject of overstaying generals and insisted that Ver resign or retire. Or we can regroup and take a stand and take our chances. We have to recognize. How are we going to move from being non-inclusive to inclusive if we cannot even address the possibility of these kinds of relationships?
And we need more of that. We need to stop blinding ourselves to our fellow people. In no way, is anyone any better than anyone. Please keep your hands and Twitter and Instagram accounts out of their personal business. If anything, you make them stronger. Credits to the owner Kim Fajardo. And please people, these are student athletes. They go to school, they go to training and games.
The time they waste accidentally reading your hate comment is incomparable to the offensive effect you can impose.
It already is hard. Can you imagine dealing with a society that turns a blind eye on you and calls you devil spawn?
For Kim and Mela, and for all the same sex couples, in the closet or not, there are people with you. Stronger than majority of people not because you only want to be but because you should be. Because everything will be better.