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Marcos Jr. trying to launder family name for presidential bid, say lawmakers

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Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Militant lawmakers are warning against an attempt by the heirs of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos to clean the family name and boost the political stock of his senator-son who is plotting a return to Malacañang.   Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello and Bayan  Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate cited a misleading report in a  [...]

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC affirms forfeiture of Marcos’ $40-M Arelma assets

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Former first lady Imelda Marcos INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court has affirmed with finality its 2012 ruling forfeiting the almost $40-million Arelma assets of former president Ferdinand Marcos.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

CA stops eviction of Edna Camcam from Forbes Park mansion

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Edna Camcam (left) with Cristina Ponce-Enrile in a fund-raising event. INQUIRER file photo

The Court of Appeals stopped the implementation of a Makati Court order ejecting banker Edna Camcam, the long-time partner of General Fabian Ver, the military head of former President Ferdinand Marcos.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Marcos grandson passes Bar

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Photo from Gov. Imee Marcos

A grandson of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos, who topped the Bar examinations in 1939, is among the 1, 1174 who passed the 2013 bar examinations.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino defends Sarmiento’s appointment to rights claims board

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President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Despite opposition from human rights groups and martial law victims, President Benigno Aquino III stood by Lina Sarmiento’s appointment as head of the Human Rights Victims Claims Board, citing her experience and age as an advantage.

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

SC asked to stop appointment of new rights claims board head

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Retired police general Lina Sarmiento.  INQUIRER file photo

A group of human rights victims during the time of former President Ferdinand Marcos asked the Supreme Court to stop the appointment of retired General Lina Sarmiento as head of the Human Rights Claims Board.

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

Joker Arroyo writes open letter to President Aquino

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Sen. Joker Arroyo (Inquirer.net file photo), Gen. Lina Castillo Sarmiento (Inquirer file photo), President Benigno Aquino III (Inquirer file photo)

This is an open letter to the President with an appeal for him to ask his senior staff to reexamine the basis for the appointment of police Gen. Lina Castillo Sarmiento as chair of the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board. It is unfortunate that her credentials do not meet the minimum standards, albeit exacting, set under Republic Act No. 10368, otherwise known as the “Human Rights Victims’ Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013.”

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Martial law victims in North get checks

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FILE PHOTO

Victims of human rights abuse during martial law in the Cordillera and Ilocos regions received Saturday their share of a court-ordered settlement arising from a class suit filed in the United States against the family of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Problems faced by key players shouldn’t change spirit of Edsa

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CATHOLIC nuns and supporters of the people’s revolt greet a soldier aboard a  V-150 armored tank on Edsa in 1986. FILE PHOTO

The true spirit of the 1986 Edsa Revolution should not change despite the problems being faced by key personalities involved during the historic People Power, Malacanang said Saturday.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Edsa hero says PMA clique controls military

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MAJOR VICTORY People cheer as one of the attack helicopters, led by then Col. Antonio Sotelo, lands in Camp Crame. The helicopter squadron defected to the rebel soldiers’ side on the second day of the revolt. 
PHOTO FROM THE BOOK “PEOPLE POWER: THE PHILIPPINE REVOLUTION: AN EYEWITNESS HISTORY”

Twenty-eight years after he led the defection of the Air Force’s 15th Strike Wing in a move that favored anti-Marcos forces during the historic Edsa People Power Revolution, retired Lt. Gen. Antonio Sotelo lamented that nothing much had changed in the military.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

28 key Edsa personalities

RAM boys Gringo Honasan, Eduardo Kapunan, Rey Rivera and Tito Legaspi PHOTO FROM “Breakaway: The Inside Story of the Four-Day Revolution in the Philippines”

The Edsa People Power Revolt on Feb. 22 to 25, 1986, had a cast of thousands, many of them political and military figures who remain familiar names in recent headlines. From being Marcos allies, many have shifted loyalties to become rebel forces who, thanks to their burnished image during Edsa, were later elected local officials, senators and even President.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Timeline: Feb. 22, 1986, Day One

SLEEP-IN  Reporters covering the Edsa event catch up on their sleep inside Enrile’s office at Camp Aguinaldo. PHOTO FROM THE BOOK “CHRONOLOGY OF A REVOLUTION”

Defense Secretary Juan Ponce Enrile and key aides finalize Enrile’s speech in which he will proclaim himself head of a ruling junta after rebel troops led by the Reform the Armed Forces Movement (RAM) assault on Malacañang. Assault is planned for Feb. 23 at 2 a.m.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PCGG to pursue plan to exhibit Imelda’s seized jewelry

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Imelda Marcos INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) has not given up on its plan to put on public display the controversial jewelry collection of former first lady and now Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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