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
E.J. DE LARA WRITES – Unions and the media are not the place to report work related issues. At least that’s the message the Philippines ambassador to New Zealand recently delivered. The New Zealand Scoop reported that during a meeting with Filipino migrants, the Ambassador of the Philippines, Virginia Benavidez, made a controversial statement…Full Article NEW ZEALAND: Work Issues Should Not be Reported to Unions?
MARLENA NIP WRITES – Filipinos are fed up with their Malaysian neighbors, and claim that a large portion of the country rightfully belongs to the Philippines. Sabah, the northernmost state of Malaysia, has historically been part of the Philippines. The waters first became murky between the two countries when Malaysia…Full Article MALAYSIA: Excuse Me, That’s Our Island!