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Ferdinand Marcos

The Rebirth of Marcos’ ‘New Society:’ A Cautionary Tale 36 Years in the Making
June 13, 2022

The Rebirth of Marcos’ ‘New Society:’ A Cautionary Tale 36 Years in the Making

By Japhet Quitzon
Many of the Filipinos who voted for Ferdinand Marcos Jr. had grown tired of corrupt officials, slow progress, and broken promises.

Activists Seek Supreme Court Intervention to Head Off Marcos Presidency
May 18, 2022

Activists Seek Supreme Court Intervention to Head Off Marcos Presidency

By Sebastian Strangio
The petition claims that the son of the former dictator should have been barred from the election due to a past conviction for tax evasion.
Neri Colmenares: The Martial Law Survivor Pursuing a Philippine Senate Seat
February 25, 2022

Neri Colmenares: The Martial Law Survivor Pursuing a Philippine Senate Seat

By Michael Beltran
Colmenares wants to prevent the Philippines from returning to the dark times of the Marcos dictatorship.

Twitter Removes Hundreds of Accounts Linked to Philippines’ Marcos Jr.
January 24, 2022

Twitter Removes Hundreds of Accounts Linked to Philippines’ Marcos Jr.

By Sebastian Strangio
The accounts are part of the politician's well-oiled machinery of social media manipulation.

Philippines Election Body Dismisses Petition to Bar Marcos from Presidential Poll
January 18, 2022

Philippines Election Body Dismisses Petition to Bar Marcos from Presidential Poll

By Sebastian Strangio
Opponents of the Marcos clan have filed a number of petitions seeking to disqualify Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos from the May election.

Filipino Martial Law Victims Challenge Marcos’ Election Bid
November 17, 2021

Filipino Martial Law Victims Challenge Marcos’ Election Bid

By Jim Gomez
They fear that should Ferdinand Marcos Jr. win the presidency it could lead to a white-washing of the grave abuses and extreme corruption of the Marcos dictatorship.

Philippines Presidential Race: Marcos and the Specter of Martial Law
October 08, 2021

Philippines Presidential Race: Marcos and the Specter of Martial Law

By Michael Beltran
With Bongbong entering the race, and the Dutertes floating around the edges, the Philippine presidential election is stirring up dark memories.
Philippine VP Leni Robredo Enters Crowded Presidential Ring
October 08, 2021

Philippine VP Leni Robredo Enters Crowded Presidential Ring

By Sebastian Strangio
The May 2022 poll is shaping up as a rematch of the close-run vice presidential race of 2016.

Son of Philippine Dictator Marcos Announces Presidential Campaign
October 06, 2021

Son of Philippine Dictator Marcos Announces Presidential Campaign

By Sebastian Strangio
Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. has promised the Philippine people "unifying leadership," despite his family's dark and divisive legacy.

Why Do Filipinos Keep Voting for Authoritarian Leaders?
August 02, 2021

Why Do Filipinos Keep Voting for Authoritarian Leaders?

By Gretchen Abuso
A lack of thorough education has helped blur the Philippines’ history – and the lessons of the past.

Why Are Filipinos Celebrating a Former Dictator?
September 14, 2020

Why Are Filipinos Celebrating a Former Dictator?

By Sebastian Strangio
The rehabilitation of Ferdinand Marcos is a sign of the public's continuing discontent with the status quo.
What the Neverending Imelda Marcos Case Means for Philippine Politics
November 28, 2018

What the Neverending Imelda Marcos Case Means for Philippine Politics

By Mong Palatino
The issue has significant implications for how the country deals with its past and confronts its future.

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