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.
The Singapore’s Court of Appeal, in its ruling released in January, recognized the right of Philippine National Bank (PNB) to hold in trust the $29 million seized from the estate of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos. This ends a long saga over the Marcos Swiss deposits, held in the Singapore branch of German bank WestLB.
By Germelina Lacorte
Rey Lauron emerged brimming with delight from a room at the Almendras gym here last week, showing the P50,000 check to his waiting relatives and friends.
He went postal over the country’s postal system and no one can really blame him. “Your mailing system sucks,” American lawyer Robert Swift groused when told that some 30 percent of martial law claimants in southern Mindanao did not get the mailed notice that would have informed them about their P50,000 check, compensation for the atrocities they had suffered during the martial law years.
By Lynette Ordonez-Luna
A British billionaire paid $43 million for a Monet masterpiece that once belonged to former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos then paid another $10 million to thousands of Filipino rights victims to keep it and himself from being dragged into court, US and British media reported on Thursday.
By Fernando del Mundo
We have one of the worst floods in years. Almost all of Western Luzon is underwater. While Typhoon “Gloring” is leaving… there is a new typhoon… So we expect the rains to continue.
By Fernando del Mundo
I was about to call it a day in the Manila bureau of the New York-based United Press International (UPI) on the night of Sept. 22, 1972, when I heard on radio that Defense Secretary Juan Ponce Enrile had been ambushed.
By Leilanie Adriano
The number of the staunchest followers of the late President Ferdinand Marcos, whose birthday is celebrated every Sept. 11 in Ilocos Norte province, has been dwindling through the years.
The family of dead dictator Ferdinand Marcos enjoyed easy wins in the mid-term elections, official data showed Tuesday, with his unrepentant 83-year-old wife leading the clan’s political charge.
By Karen Boncocan
Despite the notion that enmity runs deep between the Enriles and the Marcoses, Cagayan Representative Jack Enrile on Sunday said that the two clans are no longer at war.
More than 140 paintings by Picasso, Van Gogh and other masters which were bought with stolen funds by former dictator Ferdinand Marcos remain missing, the government said Tuesday.
By Julie M. Aurelio
To refresh the memory of younger Filipinos about the country’s experience under martial law during the Marcos regime, several youth groups are gunning for 40,000 “likes” or approving clicks on a Facebook page dedicated to the dark era’s unsung heroes.
The Philippine government on Tuesday auctioned off a prime property once owned by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos for more than $2 million.