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“The difference lies in the culture of the Filipino people. It is a soft, forgiving culture."
Lee Kuan Yew passed away in 2015, but his legacy is still felt to this day in Singapore, the city-state he transformed from a third-world country to a first. During this 30-year tenure as prime minister, LKY forged what is now arguably ...
 
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Absolute power corrupts absolutely...and makes awful laws, apparently.
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 laws of the Philippines. With great power comes great responsibility. With absolute power, ah fuck ...
 
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Leni Robredo, the duly elected Vice President of the Philippines, amid the sound and the fury.
Perhaps for the first time in living memory, we have a Vice President who is more than a ceremonial figure. We should be paying attention to Leni Robredo. Here's an excerpt of our profile on her, the full version of which is ...
 
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"The overthrow of the Marcos dictatorship is the backdrop to the drafting of the 1987 Constitution."
In a statement, the framers of the 1987 Constituion soundly condemned the burial of Ferdinand E. Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani:The overthrow of the Marcos dictatorship is the backdrop to the drafting of the 1987 Constitution.The power of the people ...
 
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The brazenness was palpable. Aided and abetted from on high, Ferdinand E. Marcos was buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
The brazenness was palpable. Aided and abetted from on high, Ferdinand E. Marcos was buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. They may have promised no state monies would be used for his burial, but it has become all to clear that ...
 
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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?
I was at the first EDSA rally, way back in 1986. I was all of eight years old then, but I knew something big was going on. My grandmother felt the need to go, and to take me. I remember her telling ...
 
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Instead of learning from one of the darkest periods in our history, we are honoring the architect of our national tragedy.
Addressing something as important as the issue of the burial of Ferdinand E. Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani is difficult, challenging to say the least. Narratives and counter-narratives abound around even minor flash points in history; what more something as ...
 
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Today, the Marcos family has almost successfully re-imagined Martial Law as a sort of Golden Age of benevolent authoritarianism. How does a nation push back?
Editor's note: This is the final installment of a three-part series outlining our contemporary remembrance of Martial Law. The first of the author's op-ed piece, "Why has Marcos' propaganda lived on?" examines the effects of Martial Law denialism, perhaps best manifested in ...
 
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By the numbers: Extrajudicial killings, human rights violations, impunity, corruption, the squandering of our economic dynamism. For the aggrandizement of one family.
Denying Martial Law is a denial of the pain and suffering of victims and their families. Blood money will not assuage that, though it will help the victims. It is a recognition of their suffering, of all they went through, small though ...
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