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SABOTAGING THE SYSTEM

By Audrey Morallo Source: Philstar.com NewsLab   One of the most persistent myths about the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos was on the flourishing and vibrancy of democracy during his time. Some even claim that democracy was at its peak when he was president. This myth, however, misses reality by miles. From employing vicious terrorism and […]

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MALAKAS AT MAGANDA THE ART OF DECEPTION

By Rosette Adel Source: Philstar.com NewsLab The Holy Bible’s Book of Genesis tells us that God created man from dust. The Philippine creation myth, on the other hand, claims that man emerged from inside a bamboo tree split in half by a magical bird. Philippine lore states that Malakas or “The Strong One” and Maganda […]

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DEBT, DEPRIVATION AND THE SPOILS OF DICTATORSHIP

By Camille Diola Source: Philstar.com NewsLab   Shortly after academics slammed his “revisionist” view, defeated vice presidential aspirant Bongbong Marcos denied having said that the years of his father, the dictator Ferdinand, was the Philippines’ golden age. But on the campaign trail last year, Marcos Jr. did fuel the myth by praising his father’s “good […]

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MANPOWER AND ONE MAN’S POWER

By Denison Rey A. Dalupang Source: Philstar.com NewsLab   Among the items on the muddled list of Ferdinand Marcos’ supposed achievements was a piece of legislation he signed into a decree in 1974. Enacted aptly on May 1, 1974, Marcos put in place a Labor Code to promote overseas contract work. Many have regarded this […]

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NUTRIBUN

By Denison Rey A. Dalupang Source: Philstar.com NewsLab   Many of the fictions concocted by the Marcos family have left an indelible mark in today’s political discourse. And one of the most enduring? It’s neither the nuclear plants nor the forged war records. It’s a piece of bread that for sure, many of today’s adults […]

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