Wednesday, November 16, 2005

OLONGAPO, c. 1971

For us who have the faintest memory of the Marcos years, the closest thing to say would be that it's just like going back to Cory's time when the Americans were still here. With the spectre of a US-RP crisis looming on the horizon that will definitely come along with the trial of 5 or 6 (depending on the source of info) US Marines for the rape of a young girl from Zamboanga, one cannot just sit back and ignore it all.

By the way, I came across this photo during my search of something relevant to my topic today. This is a scene in Olongapo City. You can click on it to enlarge. This was taken in 1971. Heck, I wasn't even born yet!


Sidney said...

Don't expect too much from this rape trial. The Americans know how to protect their soldiers and the Filipinos need the "good relations" and the money.

1971 seems far away but it's only 34 years ago...
That is why we need to take a lot of pictures so that we can document the past (which is now the present! :-)


Exactly. Funny, isn't it Sidney, how things seem to repeat themselves. The past haunts us incessantly like some bad curse that just wouldn't go away.