Sandiganbayan allows Marcoses to stage defense in ill-gotten wealth case

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 06/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan has allowed the heirs of late former president Ferdinand Marcos, including his son, namesake and now President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., to present their defense for an ill-gotten wealth case, setting aside…

From 2016 to 2022: Provinces’ flip key to Marcos win

Kurt dela Peña 05/17/2022

MANILA, Philippines—Far different from 2016, when Leni Robredo took down Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s vice presidential bid by a hairline, the 2022 election saw Marcos win in 64 out of 81 provinces. Robredo, who won in 42 provinces…

Journey of a conscience

Victor Carmelo O. Diola - @inquirerdotnet 05/11/2022

I was 13 when martial law was declared. I was in the car with the guys I played basketball with when someone said that we were under martial law. It was my first encounter with the ominous-sounding…

Is unity possible?

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 05/10/2022

If “change” was the buzzword in the 2016 presidential election that brought President Duterte into power, “unity” appears to be the word resonating in 2022. Both top contenders to the presidency cite it to be imperative for…

Bongbong Marcos gives short statement after leading partial and unofficial presidential tally

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 05/10/2022

CEBU, Philippines —Presidential frontrunner Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. gave a short statement via Facebook live after partial and unofficial results of the 2022 elections show him at the top. Marcos thanked his supporters, “Its not yet over,…

Aksyon Demokratiko Chairman calls on Marcoses to pay estate tax debts

Doris C. Bongcac 03/03/2022

Aksyon Demokratiko Chairman Ernest Ramel on Thursday criticized the Marcos family, particularly the son and namesake of the late dictator former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr., for their refusal to pay an estimated P200 billion in estate tax…

Edsa ’86: A beginning, not an end

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 02/25/2022

Today, depending on the results of the coming elections, may be the last commemoration of Edsa 1986. Those who took part in that significant moment in our history look back with nostalgia first before accepting the reality…

No ‘golden age’ under Marcos

Mahar Mangahas - @inquirerdotnet 02/05/2022

There was never any “golden age” in the time of Ferdinand E. Marcos. In the first place, his desecration of democracy in order to stay in power, his imprisonment of political rivals, and the torturing and killings…

An evening with Chito Gascon, Voltes V and human rights

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 12/14/2021

International Human Rights Day in the Philippines was celebrated this year in the Philippines without the presence of human rights icon Chito Gascon. December 10 each year is known as Human Rights Day, the very day when,…

Chan to back PDP-Laban bet if Sara Duterte won’t run for president

Futch Anthony Inso 10/25/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan continues to encourage Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio to run for presidency in the 2022 national elections.  On Sunday, October 24, 2021, Chan met with Carpio during…

Rama hopes for a BBM-Bong Go tandem

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama said that if he could so wish, he would want Presidential candidate, former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos and Vice Presidential candidate, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go to team…

The same thing over and over again

Kay Rivera - @inquirerdotnet 10/11/2021

Days after the deadline for filing of candidacy, the atmosphere is more politically charged than ever and social media is filled with presidential candidates and their supporters taking swipes at different camps. Mayor Isko Moreno himself had…

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