Ilena Saturay contributed this interview with Prof. Jose Maria Sison, founding chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines and current chairperson of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) regarding martial law, the Plaza Miranda bombing and the political ambitions of the dictator’s son Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. By ILENA M. SATURAY UTRECHT, the…
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Sugar workers reject Mar, Bongbong
“Both Mar and Bongbong are despicable representatives of everything that is wrong and rotten in the circus called the Philippine Elections.”
Martial law activists commemorate 30 years since EDSA 1 uprising
“What was restored 30 years ago and continues to this day are only the trappings of elite democracy – periodic elections, Congress and a Constitution that guarantees civil liberties. The people demand more than that. They demand genuine freedom and democracy that goes beyond the mere holding of elections.”
Return of the Dark Side
Why did not the administrations after Marcos ensure an accurate account of the Marcos dictatorship in history books ?
#NoMoreMarcos | ‘Martial law victims have long memories’
A gathering of martial law activists and victims pledged to keep retelling their painful stories, so the younger generation would not let these happen again.
Martial law victims to frustrate Bongbong’s VP bid
A campaign aims to educate the youth on the horrors of martial law, and how it could happen again with the election of the Marcos Dictator’s son as vice president.
History as tragedy, history as farce
If history repeats itself in 2016 and beyond, this time as farce, the joke would be on every Filipino…
Carol Pagaduan-Araullo | For shame!
By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld What is there left to do except decry – again and again – the brazen attempts of the country’s political elite to obliterate the people’s victory over authoritarianism, martial rule and the wanton plunder of the nation’s economy and resources, this time by allowing “full military honors” to accompany…
Luis V. Teodoro | No More Than Thieves
By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld “Behind every great fortune,” said the French novelist Honore de Balzac, “is a great crime.” The Marcoses most certainly have a great fortune, estimated at somewhere between US$30 billion and $50 billion — much of it acquired, despite claims otherwise, during the martial law years from 1972…