Category Archives: dictator

TO THE POINT: A Dangerous Game

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 14 February) — “Muingon mo’g diktador? Diktador gyud ko. Kay hindi ko mag-diktador [#*!#*!] walang mangyayari sa bayan na ‘to. Tinuod,” MindaNews quoted President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. Other national media online did the same. His Cebuano-Tagalog in English: “You say I’m a dictator? I’m really a dictator. Because if I […]

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Requiem for a Ruler Defiled

PATTAYA, Thailand (MindaNews/18 November) — The synonyms of the word defiled include debased, degraded, poisoned, tainted, tarnished,  destroyed and ruined.  The Libingan ng mga Bayani has just been defiled  – debased, degraded, poisoned, tainted, tarnished, destroyed and ruined – with the burial of one of the worst dictators in the history of humanity. But – […]

COMMENTARY: Supreme Court on the Marcos Role, 1989

NAGA CITY (MindaNews/06 November) — FLASHBACK to 27 years ago.  Marcos vs. Manglapus, G.R. No. 88211, September 15, 1989, 177 SCRA 668.  It is the Philippine Supreme Court (SC) Decision that law students are taught and recite on regarding “residual unstated powers” of the President.  On this basis, the SC En Banc upheld President Corazon […]