A Hero’s Burial for a Long-Dead Dictator

A Hero’s Burial for a Long-Dead Dictator

Source: Nytimes.com By: Miguel Syjuco MANILA — Mornings in the Philippines reveal bodies dumped outside slums. Averaging 13 a day, nearly 2,000 in the last two months, the bodies are hung with cardboard labels: purse snatcher, drug pusher, addict. The authorities...
Marcos Knows Best

Marcos Knows Best

Absolute power corrupts absolutely…and makes awful laws, apparently. Source: Oliver X.A. Reyes | Esquiremag.ph When President Ferdinand Marcos declared Martial Law in 1972, among the first things he did was grant himself, and only to himself, the power to make...
The Testament of EDSA

The Testament of EDSA

I learned that if the people stand together, things can change. Our voices can be heard. Mr. President, Mr. Marcos: Are you hearing us now? Source: Patricia Barcelon | Esquiremag.ph I was at the first EDSA rally, way back in 1986. I was all of eight years old then,...
Why has Marcos’ propaganda lived on?

Why has Marcos’ propaganda lived on?

On Marcos’ myth-making, and how it has resonated via our increasing collective denial of what occurred during his Martial Law. First of three parts. Source: Nik de Ynchausti | Esquiremag.ph Ferdinand Marcos grasped the power of history. He understood, perhaps...