Original texts of speeches by Jose Rizal, Emilio Aguinaldo, Andres Bonifacio, Clemencia Lopez, Sergio Osmeña, Manuel L. Quezon, SP Lopez, Lope K. Santos, Claro M. Recto, Francisco Rodrigo, Jose Ma. Sison, Ferdinand Marcos, Pacifico Ortiz, SJ, Felixberto Olalia Sr., Corazon C. Aquino, Joaquin Roces, Wigberto Tañada, Joseph Estrada, Joker Arroyo, and Conrado de Quiros that have moved, for better or worse, generations of Filipinos.
Manuel L. Quezon III Is a columnist for the Philippine Daily Inquirer and Editor-at-Large for Spot.ph. He was formerly Undersecretary of Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning. In this capacity, he edited the Official Gazette and headed the Speech Writers Group of the President. Prior to joining the Aquino administration in 2010, he hosted the popular history show The Explainer on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC). He was also a columnist for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, and had served as Assistant Managing Editor of the Philippines Free Press. Among the numerous awards he has received as a writer and journalist are the Rotary Club of Manila's Journalism Award—the oldest journalism award in the country—for "Opinion Writer of the Year," and the English Essay First Prize in the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature.
Excellent compilation of exemplary speeches. Filipinos who made history and marked an indelible ink in the social consciousness of our nation. Powerful words made by powerful people to be heard and read timelessly. The most notable speech made and words that cut through the hard pill truth of our reality in the Philippines was spoken by Conrado de Quiros. Two decades have passed and the essence of his speech is still relevant piercing through the clamors of the mass of the people. It was the last speech that made a big impact. It's amazing yet a saddening realization that the Philippines hasn't got farther from what we were.