Martial law should be ‘open to debate’ – incoming press chief

Nestor Corrales 06/01/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Amid public fears that the return of the Marcos family to Malacañang would lead to historical distortion, the newly appointed press secretary, Trixie Cruz Angeles, thinks that the martial law period should be “open…

Malacañang website goes down, but only for ‘updating’

Zacarian Sarao 05/17/2022

MANILA, Philippines (Updated)— Malacañang’s official website, which also stored the Presidential Museum and Library that contained the historical records of the Martial Law regime under the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr., had suddenly gone down on Monday.…

#NeverAgain bundle still on sale; book on Leni too

Krixia Subingsubing 05/16/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Seemingly uncowed after being red-tagged by government officials, publishing company Adarna House continues to offer its #NeverAgain book bundle which seeks to make information on martial law more accessible to children. The family-run publishing house founded…

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…

Legal Bytes: Martial Law from the Supreme Court perspective

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 03/02/2022

The greatest threat to freedom is the shortness of human memory. Thus said former Supreme Court Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee in the case of Olaguer vs Military Commission (G.R. No. L-54558 May 22, 1987)  as he gave recognition to…

First-time voters: Key poll battleground

Cathy Cañares Yamsuan 02/20/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Experts find that Filipino voters belonging to Generation Z (born between 1997 and 2012) and those considered millennials (born between 1981 and 1996) are more technically oriented than those in older generations, are heavily…

Palace dismisses as ‘fake news’ rumors of total lockdown, martial law

Christia Marie Ramos 01/07/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Friday, January 7, 2022, dismissed as “fake news” rumors circulating on social media that the government will impose a total lockdown and martial law amid the sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in…

Pacquiao to put up subway system in Cebu if elected president

Mae Fhel Gom-os 10/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Another presidential aspirant has promised to develop Cebu by putting up a subway system to address its worsening traffic situation. In an ambush interview on Thursday, October 28, presidential aspirant and incumbent Senator…

Ces Drilon naimbiyerna kay Toni dahil kay Bongbong: Nagamit or nagpagamit siya…

Alex Brosas 10/01/2021

MATAPANG ang reaction (although too late na) ni Ces Drilon sa interview ni Toni Gonzaga kay Bongbong Marcos. Kung controversial ang nasabing interview, siguradong magdadagdag sa controversy ang tweet-reaction ni Ces. “Am so sad to watch Toni…

The Supreme Court as historian

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 09/23/2021

The Constitution mandates that every decision on the merits of the Supreme Court must “state clearly and distinctly the facts and the law on which it is based.” The most important issues facing the nation often involve…

Cebu City preps another batch of stall vendors for relocation

Dyrecka Letigio 09/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Market Operations Division (MOD) is already preparing another 20 vendors from the Carbon Unit II for relocation for the fixing of the stalls. On September 21, 2021, the MOD met…

Never forget the Conjugal Dictatorship

Crispin C. Maslog - @inquirerdotnet 09/19/2021

It is only eight months before the next national elections, and we now see the perennial politicians reminding us of their presence via TV ads and media interviews. One of them is former vice presidential candidate Bongbong…

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