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PCGG, Marcos victims in race to claim Imelda art

A GAUGUIN IN SAN JUAN Paul Gauguin’s “Still Life with Idol,” is just one of the masterpieces allegedly in the Marcos art collection that the government seized from the ancestral house in San Juan City.

The sudden move by the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) to order a search of the San Juan residence, offices and other homes of the Marcos family for precious artworks that the PCGG claims should belong to the government caught many by surprise.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Palace declares ‘open house’ for orphans, youths


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


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

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 »