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Out with the old,in with the new NO HOLDS BARRED Armida Siguion-Reyna 01/07/2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

Out with the old,in with the new

NO HOLDS BARRED
Armida Siguion-Reyna
01/07/2011
Or so I once said, in Jan. 2, 2007, as columnist of the Lifestyle section of this paper, stressing that the thought pretty much pertained to throwing away old bad habits and old awful experiences of the year just ended, keeping the good forever in our hearts, while looking forward to the best yet to come.

My 2006 went really well, see. My husband Sig and I had two medical tests in New York City and adjudged to be in healthy condition, and while I was by then already using a cane and no longer able to do ballroom dancing, everything else, was fine. Nakakapag-rally pa ako nito, and dapat lang, for even if the “Hello, Garci” recordings were exposed much earlier, in the middle of 2005, there continued to be need for people to express anger out in the streets.

As UP Professor Randy David at that time pointed out in a Concerned Citizens’ Movement forum at the Manila Polo Club, late August of 2006, “To remain quiet is not an option. A quietist attitude rewards thieves, opportunists and dishonest people. Democracy is anything but quiet. The day citizens shut up will be the day they lose their stakes in the nation.”.... MORE

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