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Killing dreams HE SAYS Aldrin Cardon 03/29/2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

Killing dreams



HE SAYS
Aldrin Cardon
03/29/2010

In one corner of the Bustillos Plaza in Sampaloc, Manila, there now stands a commemorative marker honoring Edgar Mirasol Jopson, the once moderate student leader with the “arneow accent” despised by the “natdem” crowd, who branded him an agent of the clerico-fascists — a counter-revolutionary, but who nonetheless proved his dedication to the patriotic fervor lit in the hearts of many of his generation, and died for it.

No, he was killed by agents of government, who, in 1982, were yet to turn their backs on their master, a dictator named Marcos, who four years later, would be toppled in a revolt far similar from the one that was helped sparked by a microphone-grabbing scene between Edjop, as Jopson was called, and the natdem (national democrat) leader Gary Olivar, who, decades after what became known as the First Quarter Storm, we would see in Malacañang, the very same Palace he had branded as home to despots and tyrants, becoming an apologist for another oppressor, one who stole the presidency from the people and continues to do so by mocking the laws and institutions presidents before her have sworn to protect.
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