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The Marcoses never really left home

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(From left) Gov. Imee Marcos, Rep. Imelda Marcos, and Senator Bongbong Marcos: They never really left. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

When the Marcoses fled Malacañang in 1986, many Filipinos heaved a sigh of relief, thinking they were gone for good.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Other prisms

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A different prism on martial law came, over the weekend, from a Filipino who grew up in Argentina. To mark the 42nd anniversary of Marcos’ saving “democracy by bayonets,” Bino A. Realuyo wrote about “my belated awakening (that) came mostly from a Buenos Aires education.”

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The two faces of authoritarianism

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As we look back to that fateful day in September 1972 42 years ago, when Ferdinand Marcos proclaimed martial law, we need to understand how and why many Filipinos accepted one-man rule in the first instance. The threat of authoritarian rule will remain so long as we do not recognize that our inherited institutions of governance, as modern as they are, cannot function properly under conditions of mass poverty and sharp inequality.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Is President serious about term extension?

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President Aquino took off Sunday on a five-nation tour of Europe, leaving the home front in turmoil over whether he would seek another six-year term after the end of his administration next year.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

No to negativism

I always wish for any president to succeed in bringing the most good to the most number of people during her or his incumbency. Presidents who were elected through mostly peaceful and orderly means deserve our prayers, at the very least, even if we didn’t vote for them.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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