LOS ANGELES – Thirty-one years after the People’s Power revolution ousted the Marcos dictatorship, the Marcoses are vying for political power once again. This time, they are embraced by President Duterte, who refers to Ferdinand Marcos as the Philippine’s “best-ever president” and hero. For many who lived under the Marcos…Full Article Specter of Dictatorship: The Rise of the Marcoses in the Time of Duterte
TREVOR ISBELL WRITES – After suffering years of government corruption, public anger in the Philippines has reached a boil and President Benigno Aquino III is finally being forced into action. Facing a massive and well-organized protest over a public works funding scandal, Aquino told the nation he’d do better. Janet…Full Article PHILIPPINES: Is Aquino’s Replacement of the PDAF Progress or Delusion?