Category: Government

Lights of democracy being dimmed by Luis H. Francia

Forty-six years ago, President Ferdinand Marcos signed Proclamation 1081, suspending the writ of habeas corpus and declaring martial law, initiating a 14-year reign by the power-hungry and corrupt autocrat. Very quickly Imelda Romualdez Marcos became a center of power in her own right, leading to what pundits described as His and Hers governments.