Tax debt of the Marcos estate

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 09/30/2021

Death is certain but not the payment of estate taxes. Ferdinand Marcos died 32 years ago on Sept. 29, 1989. His heirs — Imelda, Bongbong, Imee, and Irene — did not file the estate tax return with…

Do the Marcoses have ill-gotten wealth?

Artemio V. Panganiban - @inquirerdotnet 09/26/2021

This question was hotly discussed during the past days as the nation marked the imposition of martial law by Ferdinand Marcos on Sept. 23, 1972 (not Sept. 21). In many decisions, the Supreme Court answered this question…

Two faces of despotism

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 09/19/2021

When Ferdinand Marcos proclaimed martial law on Sept. 21, 1972 (the actual date of implementation was Sept. 23), he had only about a year left before the end of his second and final term. But by declaring…

Those other days of September

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 09/12/2021

Before Sept. 11 was abbreviated to “9/11,” to refer to the coordinated terrorist attacks launched by the al-Qaida terror group against the United States of America in 2001, the date had been associated in the Philippines with…

Edilberto Evangelista: 1897 would-be president?

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 06/09/2021

While history records the tragic deaths of Ninoy Aquino (1983) and Antonio Luna (1899), it seems that we as a people are far from closure. While their assassins have been identified, the person(s) who actually ordered the…

‘Editing’ Edsa: Battle rages online vs trolls, revisionists

Krixia Subingsubing, Mariejo S. Ramos 02/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Three days before its 35th anniversary, the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution’s Wikipedia page was vandalized. Under the section on dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ flight to Hawaii, someone put the lyrics of rapper EZ Mil’s…

EDSA @ 34: A call to remember, continue to defend democracy

Rosalie Abatayo 02/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “The authority in power is great but the oppressed mass is greater.” For Ma. Jardisha Marcellana, a human resource professional based in Cebu, this statement sums up the People Power 1 or the…

Imelda asked to yield 896 ‘ill-gotten’ artworks‍‍‍‍

Patricia Denise Chiu - Inquirer.net 12/20/2019

The Sandiganbayan has ordered the Marcos family to account for, and either surrender or pinpoint the location of hundreds of valuable paintings that they amassed during the administration of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.‍ ‍In a 42-page…

Martial law ‘precisely the very tool to save democracy’ — Palace

Faye Orellana - INQUIRER.net 09/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Martial law is the “tool to save democracy” in the country but it should not be abused, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said on Sunday. Panelo made the remark a day after the Philippines commemorated the…

Duterte’s conversation

09/12/2018

By now every Filipino would have said his or her piece about President Rodrigo Duterte’s tete-a-tete with chief presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo which harkened back to his “Gikan Sa Masa Para Sa Masa” TV program during…

Sanlakas: No rallies today in Cebu

Benjie Talisic, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 09/10/2017

WHILE there are no planned protests in Cebu to mark the 100th birth anniversary of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, militant groups like Sanlakas Cebu are reminding people however about the Martial Law era where human rights…

Martial law survivors, militants to gatecrash ‘Libingan party’

Inquirer.net 09/10/2017

Late Dictator’s 100TH birthday celebration Survivors of the dictatorship of late strongman Ferdinand Marcos will gatecrash his 100th “birthday party” on Monday at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City. The Campaign Against the Return of…

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