Para Sa Mga Boss Ko

Mar Roxas’ Eulogy for President Noynoy Aquino Church of the Gesu, Ateneo de Manila University June 25, 2021 Maraming salamat sa inyong palakpak dahil ako na yung panghuli na magsasalita. Over the course of tonight, the last day or so, so much has been said about our boss, our friend, our leader, PNoy. And yet… Continue reading Para Sa Mga Boss Ko

A Tribute to President Benigno S Aquino III

Magandang gabi po.  I am Julia Abad – I worked with PNoy as his Senate Chief of Staff and the Head of his Presidential Management Staff.  The inside joke is that I am the only Cabinet Secretary with the rank of alipin.  While I am here as part of the Cabinet tribute, I am also… Continue reading A Tribute to President Benigno S Aquino III

Tribute to the late PNoy

Mr. Mel Senen Sarmiento Former Secretary Department of Interior and Local Government When I became Secretary General of the party, he said that his father, had he not been assassinated, would have been President. He himself was Sec Gen and he became a President. He jokingly told me to take the job and become President.… Continue reading Tribute to the late PNoy

The Dutiful President: Si Pangulong Noynoy Aquino at ang konsepto ng tungkulin

Mikael de Lara Co Noong Huwebes, literal akong ginising ng balita ng pagkamatay ni Pangulong Noynoy Aquino. For some reason, ‘yung unang buhos ng mga alaala, lahat may kinalaman sa pagkain: ‘Yung isang gabing sobrang late nang natapos ng isang speaking engagement, at hindi pa naghahapunan ang mga tao kaya dinala niya kami sa isang… Continue reading The Dutiful President: Si Pangulong Noynoy Aquino at ang konsepto ng tungkulin

Notes from the sidelines

There is a sequence of images I keep remembering about Sir, in what I believe to be his transformation from one of the 24 Senators, into a world leader. The first was when he stood alone behind his desk at the Senate plenary, as he looked on at other Senators interviewed by reporters. The second… Continue reading Notes from the sidelines