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Regime of lies

The martial law regime of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos was built on a foundation of lies, wrapped in a scaffolding of deceit, surrounded by the barbed wire of half-truths.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

2nd term may lead to dictatorship

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The 31st anniversary of the assassination of Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. on Aug. 21 highlighted the glaring departures of President Aquino from the democratic legacies of his martyred father and late mother.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The tripping point

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Salivating with delight, their eyes moistening and pupils constricting/dilating, detractors of President Aquino and his administration who have been wishing to see him fail since Day One are now seizing the moment to make good their ultimate yearning. They are calling for his ouster, impeachment, resignation—whatever form it will take—so that they can put in place their own agenda and have the last laugh.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The silver fox of dictatorship and democracy

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Throughout his years in power, Eduard Shevardnadze was known as the “silver fox,” a man who seemed to glide effortlessly from leader of Soviet Georgia and Kremlin Politburo member to Mikhail Gorbachev’s reform-minded foreign minister, before reemerging as post-Soviet Georgia’s pro-Western president, ironically opposing Gorbachev.

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The limits of people power

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The Second Million People March (MPM) to protest the abuse of the pork barrel, this time held in Makati City on Oct. 4, turned out to be a pathetic parody of the 1986 People Power Revolution that toppled Ferdinand Marcos’ dictatorship.

Posted: October 9th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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