Tags: Marcos

‘Stupid’ ruling vs victims part of the Marcos compromise deal?

In its July 2017 decision, the appellate court upheld the Makati sala’s ruling saying the Hawaii court’s decision was null and void for lack of jurisdiction and was “constitutionally infirm” as it infringes on Philippine sovereignty.

NUJP protests Facebook take down of anti-Marcos posts

By RAYMUND VILLANUEVA Kodao Productions The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines called out Facebook for taking down separate anti-Marcos posts by a journalist and a blogger, calling the social media platform’s move as “a direct infringement on the users’ right to freedom of expression.” Facebook took down on Tuesday Manila Bulletin columnist Tonyo…

The specter of a dictatorship

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Too many things have been happening lately that may be a portent of worse things to come. First is the cold-blooded murder of a 17-year old student Kian Delos Santos. People were enraged at the brazenness, brutality, and inhumanity of it all. The murder of young Kian could have been…

Imminent danger

Never mind the 2017 Duterte State of the Nation Address, which was replete with profanities, self-serving claims of current and future progress on various fronts, among them the regime’s brutal and failing war on drugs, and justifications for the use of unaccountable State violence. Take his so-called assurance that he won’t place the entire country…

Let’s bury the Marcoses into political oblivion

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Much has already been said about the historical revisionism, callousness and political implications of the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos Sr. at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. The accountability of President Duterte for allowing the burial, as well as that of all post-martial law presidents for their…