The Killing Time: Inside Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s War on Drugs

I thought it important to reprint this article by Rishi Iyengar from Time Magazine as an ominous warning of what could come if there is no end to these extra judicial killings. It is worryingly reminiscent of the years 1971 and 1972 when a spate of murders and bombings, blamed by President Marcos on the … Continue reading The Killing Time: Inside Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s War on Drugs

#NeverAgain: Martial Law stories young people need to hear

Here is an article by Shakira Sison that is important for all young people to read so they know exactly what really happened under martial law, what the true cost of human suffering was. Maybe your families were the lucky ones. Maybe your families made money through the corruption of the Marcos regime. Maybe your family … Continue reading #NeverAgain: Martial Law stories young people need to hear

THE $10 billion Question: What Happened to the Marcos Millions?

I have included this article by Nick Davies, published in the Guardian, Saturday 7th May 2016 because it is never too late for Marcos fans to "see the light". Sadly though I am sure they won't even bother to read it because they know they will not like the truth. They will simply rationalize this and … Continue reading THE $10 billion Question: What Happened to the Marcos Millions?

ESSAY FROM A FORMER MARCOS LOYALIST

I am posting this by a former Marcos loyalist as I think it adds weight to the discussion on this site.  I grew up in a somewhat Marcos loyalist family. My late lola used to keep a portrait of the Marcos family on her old and bulky radio in her room. And as far as … Continue reading ESSAY FROM A FORMER MARCOS LOYALIST

Philippines revalues jewellery seized from Imelda Marcos in 1986

I decided to reprint this article from the Guardian because I think many Filipinos, especially young ones who will be voting for the first time this year, may not be aware of the excesses of the Marcoses during martial law. Not even Royalty with their inherited jewels can compete with some of these pieces that … Continue reading Philippines revalues jewellery seized from Imelda Marcos in 1986

Revisiting the 60s from Manila Nostalgia

LEAD Magazine 7 April · SABEL'S BAMBANG, CAROLINE'S LONDON (3/4) By EDGAR O. CRUZ THE DAILY TRIBUNE, APRIL 8, 2015 VISUAL: PORTRAIT (THE ARTIST'S WIFE) BY BENCAB Caroline Kennedy visits the Philippines, particularly Metro Manila, the Mountain Province and Palawan, this April. In 1968, the blonde British writer met BenCab at Indios Bravos as the … Continue reading Revisiting the 60s from Manila Nostalgia