Category Archives: marcos dictatorship

General Galvez apologizes for suffering during martial law regime

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/22 August) – The country’s top military official on Tuesday expressed apologies to the victims of the martial law regime of President Ferdinand E. Marcos. Speaking at the 17th anniversary of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University as a full-fledged university, Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Carlito Galvez Jr. assured […]

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Citizen Jake: A Film Review

Citizen Jake Directed by Mike de Leon Screenplay by: Mike de Leon, Atom Araullo, Noel Pascual Cinematography:Dix Buhay Cast: Atom Araullo, Teroy de Guzman, Luis Alandy, Max Collins, Lou Veloso, Gabby Eigenmann, Cherie Gil, et al I just watched Citizen Jake, a film directed by perhaps the most outstanding Filipino filmmaker still making films today – […]

STATEMENT: Martial Law: Not in the name of Mindanao and Mindanawons

Mindanao was used by the dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos as part of the justifications for declaring Martial Law. Mindanao figured prominently in Proclamation 1081, which mentioned Mindanao at least 13 times, associated with the terms “lawlessness,” “fear and panic,” “chaos and disorder,”  “armed clashes, killings, massacres, arsons, rapes, pillages, destruction of whole villages and towns […]

CPP to Duterte: Don’t mind paying debt to Marcoses

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/12 November) — The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has “advised” President Rodrigo Duterte against proceeding with giving a hero’s burial for ousted strongman Ferdinand Marcos “in exchange for financial and political support” from his family during the election. “The GRP President Duterte must be advised against proceeding with such a plan. […]

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Thanks but no thanks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 November) — In an ironic sort of way, I should feel a deep sense of gratitude to the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos now considered by no less than the members of the distinguished Supreme Court justices as one Filipino our people should consider truly a hero.  (Will they next approve a budget […]