He was just a second lieutenant when he heard the pleas of the Filipino masses against the Dictatorship. And like his predecessors from the Katipunan, the young Diosdado Valeroso did not think twice--he heeded the call and decided to lay down his life for the Filipino People. Fresh from the Philippine Military Academy, Valeroso joined Danilo Lim and Greg Honasan and several others and organised the RAM or the Reform the Armed Forces Movement (which eventually morphed into the Rebolusyunaryong Alyansang Makabansa). It was 1982--four years before the 1986 Revolution.
When Enrile decided to defect from Marcos and went to the Camp Aguinaldo, Valeroso was with other patriots including Lim, Rafael Cardeno, Abe Purungganan, Billy Bibit, Tito Legaspi, Honasan and others. They stood before the Mammoth and with the people's help they won.
However, as what we already know, the one who replaced the ageing Dictator, was herself, just a puppet of the oligarchs who want nothing more than the recovery of what they lost during the dictatorship. Sensing that the very sacrifice they did at EDSA was being wasted, Valeroso and other young officers established the Young Officers Union or YOU, a revolutionary organisation dedicated towards the attainment of Change or true Pagbabago.
Because of his revolutionary work (which really is fit to be depicted in a film), Valeroso was among those arrested and was jailed during the time of Ramos. He got out of detention, and went back to the service, opting for a post at the newly established Philippine National Police (PNP).
At the PNP, Valeroso worked hard and eventually became a Colonel. He represented the country well as our police attache at China. He worked hard to protect the welfare of OFWs based in China.
When he came back, Valeroso enriched the organisation with his expertise and experience. He got his first star and served the PNP for many years until he reached his retirement last July.
Thirty years had past, yet Valeroso still carries the strong desire for change. The dream of a Truly Prosperous Nation is still his mission. He will not tire until he sees this Nation attain true Change during his lifetime.
Calling all Patriots of the New Generation! Calling all those Filipinos who want to see true change happen in their lifetimes---SUPPORT GENERAL DIOSDADO VALEROSO AS HE BRINGS THE FIGHT OF THE MASSES TO THE HALLS OF THE SENATE!
LET US BRING BACK THE GLORY OF THE SENATE AND TRANSFORM THE SENATE INTO THE REAL PLATFORM OF THE PEOPLE IN EFFECTING THEIR WILL AND PROTECTION OF THEIR WELFARE!
MABUHAY ANG Y.O.U.!
MABUHAY ANG SAMBAYANANG PILIPINO!!