Kiki & Lala

Oh S%*#! Look At These Shirts!

Posted on: January 21, 2010

Since the 25th death anniversary of Ninoy Aquino in 2008 and with the death of Tita Cory last year, it’s become cool among Martial Law babies and those even younger to get all nostalgic about this beloved couple.

And why not?? The importance of understanding their sacrifice can’t be over emphasized in an age when we take so many aspects of freedom for granted. And good things have come of looking back – like the iamninoy campaign which is all bout becoming our own heroes when our generation’s quota for such has run out.

I also like the cool graphic tees that creative young Pinoys have churned out. These are from OhWe’reSoFilipino.

But here’s what bothers me…

Maybe I’m losing my sense of humor as I age.
Don’t get me wrong. I think as works of art these shirts are awesome and I WOULD happily purchase and wear them… EXCEPT there’s this little election coming up and a major issue is Noynoy’s supposedly riding on his parents’ name and gaining votes thanks mostly to sentimentality.

I’m sure that the folks who put out these lovely shirts are supporters of Noy and the Aquinos but is this really helping? What’s your take?


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