WATCH: Congress joint session on martial law in Mindanao

Source: Rappler.com   Watch the special session of both branches of Congress live MANILA, Philippines – As the martial law declaration on Mindanao expires on Saturday, July 22, President Rodrigo Duterte asks both branches of Congress to extend martial law until December 31. In his letter sent to Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Senate President Aquilino Pimentel … Read more

MONEY TRAIL: THE MARCOS BILLIONS

By Patricia Lourdes Viray Source: Philstar.com NewsLab Former President Ferdinand Marcos died in exile in 1989, three years after fleeing the country. This gave the Philippine government three years to criminally prosecute the ousted dictator for his crimes against the Filipino people. However, there is no record that Marcos had been criminally convicted. Former Supreme Court … Read more

A FAMILY AFFAIR

Research by Kristian Javier Source: Philstar.com NewsLab   Ferdinand Marcos had the dream of becoming the most powerful Filipino, even admitting that he wished to have a military dictatorship long before he declared martial law as president of the Philippines. He planned his steps like a general would, leaving no stone unturned. Primitivo Mijares, who … Read more

FROM POWER TO OUSTER

By AJ Bolando Source: Philstar.com NewsLab   For 21 years, Ferdinand Marcos held the presidency longer than the Constitution allowed by declaring Martial Law.The dictator clung to power by bending laws to his favor but was eventually ousted after the illustrious People Power revolution. Returning to the Philippines after a few years in self-exile, the Marcoses … Read more