Remarks delivered by the author during the launching of the book
THE POVERTY OF MEMORY
RENATO REDENTOR CONSTANTINO
March 24, 2006
Balay Kalinaw, University of the Philippines, Diliman
Bismillah hirahman nirahim. Asallamu alaikum. Warmatullahi ta'ala walbarakatu. Pagbati sa inyong lahat. I am not an Arab or a Muslim or a member of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan but, in keeping with the tradition of Isaac Deutscher, I wish to say first that, for the purposes of the anti-Muslim and the anti-Arab today, and for the purposes of the malevolent anti-Left, I am a Muslim, an Arab and a member of Bayan.