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By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
The Edsa People Power is no longer just about Edsa, President Benigno Aquino III said Tuesday. “Narito po ako ngayon dahil higit pa sa pagbaklas ng diktadurya ang diwa ng petsang ito. Lagpas pa sa pagtitipon sa isang kalsada ang Edsa,” Aquino said during his televised speech in Tanauan, Leyte.
Ex-Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo was extradited on Friday to the United States to face charges of laundering $70 million in Guatemalan funds through U.S. bank accounts.
By Nikko Dizon
The Armed Forces of the Philippines, one of the institutions blamed for the atrocities during martial law, has welcomed the law granting compensation to the victims of human rights during that dark chapter of Philippine history
By Leila B. Salaverria
So the nation will remember not to forget, a bill that recognizes for the first time that the Marcos dictatorship committed atrocities against Filipinos also mandates the teaching in schools of the abuses inflicted on its opponents and the heroism of those who fought the regime.
The lawyer for Haiti’s former dictator, Jean-Claude Duvalier, says immigration officials have renewed his client’s diplomatic passport.
Kim Hye-Sook survived a total 28 years of brutality, overwork and near-starvation in one of North Korea’s notorious prison camps. Now she travels the world campaigning to shut them down.
By Tarra Quismundo
The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) is set to auction off next month two prime properties once owned by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos for at least P315 million.
North Korean media Saturday hailed the youngest son of late leader Kim Jong-Il as “supreme commander” of the powerful military, in the latest sign that the untested successor is cementing his hold on power.
It’s a process described as “not a pretty sight” that involves the extraction of all the blood from a corpse. But if late North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il is to be embalmed, then Russia has expertise stretching back to the embalming of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin.
North Korea on Monday announced the death of its supreme leader, Kim Jong-il, and urged its people to rally behind his young son and heir-apparent, while the world watched for signs of instability in a nation pursuing nuclear weapons.
MOSCOW (AP) — First came Mikhail Gorbachev, who moved a monolithic Soviet Union toward reform. Then in August 1991, an ill-conceived coup attempt by clumsy and occasionally drunken men opened a crack that could not be closed. A few pieces of the empire fell off and floated away. Soon the rest of the mass collapsed. [...]
By Vincent Cabreza
TO BUILD what he called a “Cordillera Nation,” Fr. Conrado Balweg joined the communist New People’s Army during the final years of the Marcos dictatorship and then broke away to form the Cordillera People’s Liberation Army (CPLA) in March 1986. At least that’s how tales about the grand “Balweg revolution” is summed up today. The [...]
By Leila B. Salaverria
The Sandiganbayan has cleared a former Marcos government official of a P22-million malversation charge, saying there was no evidence that he had used the money for his own benefit. Acquitted was Juan Roberto Abling, former executive director of the Economic Support Fund Secretariat (ESFS) under the office of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. The funds [...]