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BAYANI

Do not begrudge me my burial at Libingan ng mga Bayani. It was my dying wish, even though this fiction has been manufactured by my family to advance their political agenda, in which I no longer have an interest or stake. After all, I am dead… Dead as the remains of my bust at Tuba, […]

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Curfew a throwback to Marcos era

Source: PCIJ   LAWYERS are denouncing the imposition of the five-hour curfew following the standoff between mutineers facing coup d’etat charges and government forces in Makati City this afternoon, saying it was unlawful and a clear violation of the Constitution. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declared a curfew imposed from 12 midnight to 5 a.m. Friday. The […]

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SHOW OF FORCE

By Jonathan de Santos Source: Philstar.com NewsLab   The Philippines was not a regional military power during the Marcos years but neither was it the weakest, with the Armed Forces of the Philippines saying it “was one of the most well-equipped militaries in Asia” at that time. According to a 2004 paper by Andrew Tan for […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 also […]

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EDIFICE COMPLEX

By Deni Rose M. Afinidad-Bernardo Source:  Philstar.com NewsLab   If you think Ferdinand Marcos was the best president the Philippines ever had because he allegedly built a slew of infrastructure that are still used today, think again. “Past is past,” you might say, “Let us forget, forgive and move on!” Move on, if you must, […]

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