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.
Category: The Artist Abroad
This is a sequel to a recent article “A PH-Japan Defence Treaty”. The way China has invested billions of dollars and achieved rapid militarization of three reefs in the Spratleys in just two years implies that they are there to stay. Lately, they issued a warning to the US that if they tried to stop […]
NEW YORK—Now that there has been a colorful public display of outrage against the abuse of pork-barrel funds, with Janet Napoles accused of being the conduit through whom legislators diverted billions of pesos for their own enrichment, now that people have marched with their porcine masks and witty banners, and have had their fun, what […]