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‘No hero’s burial for Marcos’

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Former Philippine first lady and now congresswoman, Imelda Marcos, kisses the glass case of her late husband president Ferdinand Marcos during a visit to the mausoleum on her 85th birthday in Batac town, Ilocos norte, north of Manila on July 2, 2014. President Aquino has not changed his mind about disallowing the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos among heroes at Libingan ng mga Bayani, Malacañang said on Sunday, the 42nd anniversary of Marcos’ declaration of martial law.  AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

President Benigno Aquino III has not changed his mind about not allowing the remains of the late President Ferdinand Marcos be laid to rest among heroes at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes’ Cemetery).

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

‘San Juanico Bridge,’ other tortures detailed

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DOZENS of names of men and women who fought the Marcos dictatorship are etched on the Bantayog ng mga Bayani memorial that was built for people who resisted one-man rule. Thousands of others who gave up their lives for the return of democracy remain nameless. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

In April 1977, martial law enforcers of dictator Ferdinand Marcos arrested Trinidad Herrera, an internationally known community leader from Manila’s Tondo district, and tortured her.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Employees of PCGG to get maximum bonuses

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Ferdinand Marcos  AP FILE PHOTO

Employees of the Presidential Commission on Good Government are set to receive bonuses of up to P35,000 each this month after the PCGG emerged as the top performer last year among agencies under the Department of Justice.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Kris Aquino to President Benigno III: The silent majority still believes in you

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IN LIFE OR DEATH FONDLY REMEMBERED  In this composite photo, former President Corazon Aquino stands tall on the beach of Boracay in this 1992 shot (left).  Cory, who died of colon cancer on Aug. 1, 2009, was fondly remembered on her fifth death anniversary yesterday during a Mass celebrated at her tomb at Manila Memorial Park in Sucat, Parañaque City. VAL RODRIGUEZ PHOTO FROM MARGIE JUICO COLLECTION / JOAN BONDOC

On the fifth death anniversary of former President Corazon Aquino on Friday, her youngest daughter Kris Aquino turned emotional as she asked for support and prayers for President Benigno Aquino III who, the celebrity host said, was “doing a good job” running the country.

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

EX-NBI chief’s assets up for auction

Andres Bautista, chairman of the Presidential Commission on Good Government, which is tasked with recovering the alleged ill-gotten wealth of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his family, shows a catalog of a seized jewelry collection belonging to the Marcoses at a news conference. AP FILE PHOTO

The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) said at least 14 parties have shown interest to bid for the forfeited properties of Marcos-era National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) director Jolly Bugarin.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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