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A salute to a fallen fighter.
Fewer people may remember his name today than 30 years go, but Evelio Javier’s place in history is secure. A politician, patriot, and freedom-fighter, Javier was a lawyer who dreamed of better things for his countrymen. He became a provincial governor before ...
A crash course on history, sans revisionism.
On the 21st of September in 1972, then-President Ferdinand Marcos declared Martial Law in the Philippines. It’s been almost five decades since that dark day, and we commemorate those who fell victim to the atrocities of that time. Some would argue that ...
The first happened during World War 2.
Martial law—or a state where a particular area (or the whole country) is under the control of the military or armed forces—is most often associated with former President Ferdinand Marcos. But not many people know the late strongman was not the first ...
A quick look at the impact of authoritarian rule on infrastructure, debt, GDP, inflation and the stock market.
To family and supporters of the former President Ferdinand Marcos, his declaration of martial law on September 23, 1972 (though he antedated the official document to September 21) remains a watershed event that ushered in what some of them consider to be ...
The first three months of 1970 were a time of intense unrest and upheaval that shook the country to its very core and changed its destiny for better or worse.
It has been said that there are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen. For the Philippines, January to March 1970, the First Quarter Storm, was the latter.Those who were there when it happened can attest to how ...
The course rationale presents a thorough deconstruction of the darkest days of Philippine democracy.
Mahalaga at napapanahon ang kursong pang-GE na magpapamalay sa kabataan sa kasamaan ng Batas Militar o ang paghaharing nakabatay sa dahas at pananakot, at ng diktadura, o ang paghaharing hindi nahahahanggahan ng batas.(Roughly, “The GE course that will educate the youth on ...
Bits of trivia surrounding the original EDSA Revolution.
When Ferdinand Marcos placed the entire country under Martial Law, he went to great lengths to celebrate it as the start of "The New Society." As far as descriptions go, it’s right on the money. He didn’t say better, or even simply ...
Economic volatility generally eased after 1986.
Thirty-three years have already passed since the Filipino people gathered together for the monumental overthrowing of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.As we celebrate the anniversary of the restoration of the country’s civil liberties and democracy, here’s a look at how the popular ...
The infamous Malakas at Maganda painting featuring the Marcoses was the centerpiece of their propaganda.
When the Soviet Union fell, citizens of Moscow toppled a monument to Felix Dzerzhinsky, founder of the KGB. After Saddam Hussein was killed, a bronze statue of the dictator in Baghdad was dismantled by an angry mob. In 1776, the year the ...
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