The Marcoses’ return realized by Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s apparent presidential win based on unofficial count is not the only political family dynasty comeback the Philippines witnessed in the 2022 elections. Political dynasties that have been involved in many irregularities have successfully reclaimed seats in the local and national offices.
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Former President, and, since July of the year that’s about to end, Speaker of the House of Representatives Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was generous in her praise for her accomplices during her speech this Wednesday when the aptly named Lower House adjourned for the Christmas break. As of Dec. 11, Arroyo crowed, “the House can report with…
“This attempt to curtail my liberty and stop me from my advocacies and social involvement is happening in the shadow of Duterte-Arroyo-Marcos alliance.”
“We vow to expose the blood debts of Arroyo.”
If there’s any consolation in this protracted resistance to injustice, it’s that I am just one among the many Filipinos who continue to believe in upholding the freedoms and rights we have won.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) isn’t as useless as President Rodrigo Duterte described it when he learned it was looking into the possibility of prosecuting him for crimes against humanity. But the ICC record over the last 16 years since it was established hasn’t been spectacular either. The Court is mandated to prosecute political leaders…
Despite a long record of human rights violations committed by paramilitary groups, many of them remain active and under the command of the AFP up to this day.
On the eve of the September 21 protests against the Duterte regime, it has become necessary to clear the air of certain misconceptions as well as false judgments against the Left that stand in the way of forging a broad unity across the political spectrum. To those who denigrate the Left, or more specifically, the…
“It is the height of irony that Ms. Arroyo is now complaining over ‘violations’ of her civil and political rights, when she enjoys the most special treatment of detained persons under the Aquino administration.”
“We ask Atty. Clooney to visit the Philippines and see for herself the plight of nameless poor who are victims of injustice and human rights violations.”
KMU warned that Akbayan seems to be helping out in the “slow but sure return of open cordial relations between former allies Arroyo and Aquino.”