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Palace declares ‘open house’ for orphans, youths

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Malacañang has declared an “open house” on Monday for orphans and youth to symbolically “reclaim” the Palace for the people in commemoration of the 27th anniversary of the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution.

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Claimants unfazed by PCGG abolition

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The proposal to abolish of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) is not a matter of concern to martial law rights abuse victims who have won a $2-billion judgment from a US district court against the estate of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Judiciary, one wrong committed in the past

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WE REMEMBER YELLOW. Confetti rains on the Edsa parade at the People Power Monument to mark the 26th anniversary of the uprising that ousted dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr. and returned democracy to the people.  Some of Edsa’s major players, including Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile who has snubbed most previous commemorations, are joined by political and civil society leaders who lock arms to renew their pledge to keep alive the Edsa spirit. Up front from left are Rep. Roilo Golez, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, presidential adviser Ronald Llamas, Sen. Gringo Honasan, Sen. Tito Sotto, Speaker Sonny Belmonte, ex-President Fidel Ramos, Vice President Jejomar Binay, President Aquino, Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr., ex-President Joseph Estrada, Enrile, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, Butz Aquino and Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. At right is Freddie Aguilar. COMPOSITE PHOTO BY EDWIN BACASMAS AND RAFFY LERMA

Twenty-six years after millions flocked to Edsa to overthrow a dictator, President Benigno Aquino III on Saturday rallied Filipinos to take action against the judiciary that, he said, like martial law was one of the “wrongs committed in the past” that needed to be corrected.

Posted: February 26th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino: Edsa is still unfinished revolution

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PARALLEL LIVES. The late President Cory Aquino with daughter Kris raises her hands in triumph during a campaign stop in Bicol for the 1986 snap presidential election. At right, the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ last hurrah with wife Imelda at the Malacañang balcony shortly before the Marcoses had to flee the Palace on Feb. 25, 1986, to escape the angry mobs at the Palace gates, and were flown to Hawaii.

As a divided nation on Saturday marks the 26th anniversary of the 1986 “people power” uprising, President Benigno Aquino III and human rights groups on Friday appeared agreed on one thing—the historic Edsa upheaval that chased away a dictator remains an unfinished revolution.

Posted: February 25th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Stop blaming my father for nation’s woes–Senator Marcos

People should stop blaming Ferdinand Marcos for the country’s woes, the late dictator’s son said on Friday as he criticized subsequent leaders for doing little to improve the lives of Filipinos.

Posted: February 25th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Marcos victims hit President Aquino’s ‘insensitivity’

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President Benigno Aquino III has asked Congress to pass a long list of priority bills of his administration, including the controversial reproductive health (RH) bill, but he has yet to show similar and urgent support for a measure to help the very people for whom his parents had fought, according to rights abuse victims of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Posted: February 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Abandoned Marcos house in Baguio eyed as museum

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One of the decayed houses abandoned by the family of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos may yet become the new home for an interactive museum devoted to the history of mining in the Philippines.

Posted: November 12th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Legal maneuvers stall gov’t cases vs Marcoses

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In the two decades that the cases against the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his associates have languished in the courts, the country has seen five presidents and six summer Olympics have been held.

Posted: October 1st, 2011 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t to clip LGUs’ power to grant mining permits

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The national government is set to clip the powers of local government units (LGUs) to grant mining permits to small-scale miners as environment officials on Thursday said they have been given definitive authority over small-scale mining operations. The officials cited a justice department opinion that small-scale mining should be governed by Republic Act No. 7076, [...]

Posted: August 26th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Ilocanos still want dictator Marcos finally buried in ‘Libingan’

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LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte, Philippines—Even the kailian (provincemates) of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos are displeased over his burial in his home province even if he is given military honors. Vice President Jejomar Binay had recommended to President Aquino that Marcos should be given full military honors but he should be buried in his home [...]

Posted: June 22nd, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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