The historian’s place is not just the classroom but also where the masses are. By VIRG MAGTIRA Bulatlat.com MANILA — For historian Francis Gealogo, history goes beyond the four walls of the classroom. “There is a need to treat history as the collective experience of the people. [They] also create history. Historians should not be…
Day: August 31, 2022
Campaign Finance Audit 2022 | Marcos return to Malacañang funded by donors linked to father’s ‘cronies’, gov’t contractors
Partido Federal ng Pilipinas footed 40% of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s campaign bill through party treasurer Antonio Ernesto “Anton” Floirendo Lagdameo Jr., grandson of his father’s close business associate. The remaining cost was covered by today’s opulent names in real estate, retail, construction, and shipping industries.
A total of 67 donors contributed P624.7 million to help Ferdinand Marcos Jr. win the presidency, based on his own declarations to the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
PCIJ researched each of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s donors to track relevant family, political and business ties. We found that relatives of his father’s known supporters, tycoons and donors who own companies that are barred from making political contributions bankrolled his presidential bid in the May 2022 elections.
It took the community four years to construct the dam and the canal towards the power station. Aside from their labor, the community cut trees for lumber as their contribution to the project. They built a cement platform for the machinery and a small building for the power station. The community’s remoteness prevented them from bringing motorized machines to help them; everything had to be done by hand.
“We still call for justice up to now. Compensation will just pass by our hands. I hope that the next generation will continue our fight.”
On the first National Press Freedom Day, journalists highlight the increasing attacks against the Filipino media community and how laws were being used to silence the independent press.
Contrary to government claims, financial aid is still needed as ordinary folk struggle with the increasing prices of everything.