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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Puzzle Piece



According to United Luisita Workers Union Chairperson Lito Bais, the national government purchased 83 hectares of Luisita for the construction of a portion of the Subic-Tarlac-Clark Expressway (SCTEX) for which farmworkers received anomalously varying amounts– from as high as P300 to only a few centavos each.

Nothing changed...even the names are the same bloodlines.

Ever since Andres Bonifacio was killed by the oligarchs...the same control against freedom continues...



Graciano Lopez Jaena
-Born on December 18, 1856 in Jaro, Iloilo.
-Died on January 20, 1896 in Barcelona, Spain.
-Made a Mason in 1892 in Logia Porvenir No. 2 in   Madrid, becoming its Worshipful Master.
-Co-founded Logia Solidaridad No. 53 in Madrid.
-Among the first Filipino known to have been crowned   a 33rd Degree Mason.
-After circulating satirical novelettes against government abuses, he fled to Spain in 1879 to evade arrest.
-Considered the greatest Filipino orator, he denounced in stirring oratory the abuses in his native land.
-A gifted writer, he founded “La Solidaridad”, the propaganda organ for reform in the Philippines.
-Offered the editorship of a Spanish newspaper in New York, he refused, saying “my brain and my pen belong   to the Philippines and not to any foreign country.”
-Deprived of financial support from his well-to-do family because of the colonizer’s pressure, he died of     tuberculosis in charity ward and was buried in an unknown grave in Barcelona.
-A most brilliant and dedicated Mason and patriot of the Philippines, he lives enshrined in the hearts of his   countrymen.

The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines oligarchy as 1) 'a government by the few', or 2) 'a government in which a small group exercises control especially for corrupt and selfish purposes; also: a group exercising such control'.
Wikipedia says oligarchy is 'a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small number of people. These people could be distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, corporate, or military control.'
'Aristotle pioneered the use of the term as a synonym for rule by the rich, for which the exact term is plutocracy, but oligarchy is not always a rule by wealth, as oligarchs can simply be a privileged group, and do not have to be connected by bloodlines as in a monarchy,' Wikipedia relates.

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