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Marcos, Biden Meet on Sidelines of UN General Assembly
September 23, 2022

Marcos, Biden Meet on Sidelines of UN General Assembly

By Sebastian Strangio
The two leaders committed to strengthening a strategic partnership that both view as vital in an era of renascent Chinese power.

Filipino Victims: Justice Elusive Decades After Martial Law
September 21, 2022

Filipino Victims: Justice Elusive Decades After Martial Law

By Jim Gomez
"I think the biggest lesson which we have always emphasized is that it's not enough that you overthrow a dictator."
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Says His Father Was Not a Dictator
September 19, 2022

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Says His Father Was Not a Dictator

By Mong Palatino
In a soft-ball interview with his goddaughter, the new Philippine leader has defended his family's controversial legacy.

Rights Activists Slam Holiday for Former Dictator Marcos
September 12, 2022

Rights Activists Slam Holiday for Former Dictator Marcos

By Sebastian Strangio
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has proclaimed September 12 a one-off holiday in his family’s home province of Ilocos Norte.

Philippines’ Martial Law Era Remembered Under a New Marcos Presidency
July 22, 2022

Philippines’ Martial Law Era Remembered Under a New Marcos Presidency

By Jim Gomez
Activists are keen to push back against propaganda that has portrayed the late dictator's reign as a "golden era."

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.

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