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Aquino: Edsa more than a triumph over dictatorship

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President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ex-Guatemala president extradited to US

Guatemala's former dictator Jose Efrain Rios Montt wears headphones as he listens to the verdict in his genocide trial in Guatemala City, Friday, May 10, 2013. AP photo

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.

Posted: May 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

AFP: Compensation to rights victims corrects mistakes of past

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Armed Forces of the Philippines. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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

Posted: February 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Marcos sins, victims’ woes to be taught in schools

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JAILED TWICE One of the victims of martial law abuses, Carmencita Florentino, 64, is shown peering through the screen door of her home in a poor area of Tatalon, Quezon City. More than 9,000 victims stand to receive compensation from the $246-million fund the government recovered from the Marcos wealth. Florentino was jailed twice, in 1977 and 1978. Bullit Marquez/AP

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.

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Haiti officials renew passport for Duvalier

In this Associated Press file photo taken early 2012, former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier drives away from the courthouse with longtime companion Veronique Roy, after attending a closed hearing in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. AP/Ramon Espinosa, File

The lawyer for Haiti’s former dictator, Jean-Claude Duvalier, says immigration officials have renewed his client’s diplomatic passport.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

After 28 years in North Korean camp, survivor speaks out

This photo taken on June 21, 2012 shows Kim Hye Sook, former North Korean defector, speaking on eyewitness testimony "Twenty-eight Years of My Life in Political Prison Camp (Gwalliso) Camp 18," at a forum of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul. Kim Hye-Sook survived a total 28 years of brutality, overwork and near-starvation in one of North Korea's notorious prison camps. AFP FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: June 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

PCGG hopes auction of Marcos properties would bring P315M

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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.

Posted: March 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Kim Jong-Il’s son hailed as ‘supreme commander’

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.

Posted: December 24th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Russia has the expertise to embalm late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il

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.

Posted: December 24th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

North Korea’s Kim Jong-il dies; world wary

This undated picture, released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on December 14, 2011 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il inspecting a firing drill of the Korean People's Army Unit 966 at undisclosed place in North Korea. North Korean state media confirmed on Monday that Kim died on December 17 at 8:30 am. He was 69. AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS

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.

Posted: December 20th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

20 years later, ex-USSR is a cracked mosaic

Russian President Boris Yeltsin dances at a rock concert after arriving in Rostov, Russia. Yeltsin's bravery during the 1991 coup attempt and subsequent colorful behavior endeared him to many, but by the time he left office in 1999 he was widely regarded as weak and bewildered (AP Photo).

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. [...]

Posted: August 14th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Never-ending story of ‘Balweg’s revolution’

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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 [...]

Posted: July 19th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Court clears ex-Marcos exec

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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 [...]

Posted: June 23rd, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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