Category Archives: dictatorship

A VIEW FROM THE CENTER: EDSA people power – then and now

MANILA (MindaNews / 24 Feb) — After 32 years, the euphoria of the EDSA People Power Revolution has subsided; the memory of people dancing in the streets upon the news of a dictator fleeing Malacañang into the bosom of his erstwhile sponsor, America, is simply just that – a fading memory. And the Deegong, who […]

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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 […]

TURNING POINT: Tightening the Grips

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 16 January) — The destabilization scare was mongered around for some time, but was becoming more intense in the advent of the P6.4B shabu conundrum that implicates some members of the family of the tenant of the Palace. Then the imposition of Martial Law in Mindanao was extended because the […]

KONSYENSA DABAW: No real change in forgetting

Thirty-one (31) years after the dictator Ferdinand Marcos was ousted, and he and his family and fled the Philippines, Filipinos are continuing the fight against tyranny and forgetting. Konsyensya Dabaw addresses the perception that the historic contributions of Dabawenyos to the struggles that culminated in the February 25, 1986 flight of the Marcoses have been […]

Mindanawons protest, too

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 Nov) –  Protest actions were also held in key areas in Mindanao Friday to express outrage over the Nov. 18 burial of the deposed dictator, Ferdinand E. Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani,  but while most of the slogans, chants and speeches focused on Marcos,  President Rodrigo Duterte, the country’s first […]

STATEMENT of APILA: Marcos Burial is Historical Injustice rewriteten

Marcos Burial is Historical Injustice Rewritten (APILA’S Public Statement on the Marcos Burial) The Ateneo Public Interest and Legal Advocacy (APILA) Center of the Ateneo de Davao University expresses its indignation and dismay for the burial of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. APILA believes that there is no greater […]