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Corazon Aquino

Obama Wins Back Lost Advantage in the Philippines As He Dabbles, Fitfully and Perhaps Fatefully, in the Ukraine Crisis

William Bradley | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

As Obama accomplished something quite real in the Asia-Pacific his administration and the European Union pursued something unreal, announcing new sanctions against individual Russians for their involvement in Russia's strategy to foment discord in Ukraine and keep that nation, which is only a few hundred miles from Moscow, out of NATO.

The 'And Yet' of Syria, War and Peace

John Backman | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
John Backman

We have to do something about Syria's chemical weapons. And yet... No person of compassion can ever sanction war. And yet...

Does The Philippines Deserve Its Investment Grade?

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 07.07.2013 | World
Edsel Tupaz

Much will depend on what happens after President Aquino leaves office in three years time. Will his reformist legacy continue, or will the country slide back into its old ways?

Of Saints and Hypocrites in the Philippines

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Edsel Tupaz

Philippine Chief Justice Renato Corona is the first high court justice to have been impeached by the Philippine House of Representatives on allegations of breach of the public trust, and is currently being tried by the Senate.

Joyriding With Ayn Rand

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 04.29.2012 | Books
Jeff DeGraff

I didn't get a good look at the driver but I did spot the unmistakable Ducks Unlimited decal and a bumper sticker that read, "Ayn Rand Was Right." I wondered, "right about what?"

The Philippines Spamdex - How An Election Could Be Decided By Tinned Meat.

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

MANILA, Philippines - Manuel Villar is one of the front runners in next week's national election. He makes much of his humble roots. Born in a squalid...

Who is this guy? Philippines President Elect - Mr Vanilla of Manila

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

With his penchant for badly fitting shirts, dorky hair style, and complete lack of personal charisma, Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino appears the most unlikel...

What's Your Name? Dunce? Bong? Bum?

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Virginia M. Moncrieff

In the Philippines, everyone seems to have some kind of all-purpose nickname that long ago rendered their real name obsolete. Politicians with names like Joker, Boy, Butch and Ping are commonplace.

The Philippines: an Aquino makeover on the road to the Presidency.

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

The Philippines hasn't recovered from its official mourning period for former President Corazon Aquino, but there's already pressure on her son, Sen. Benigno 'Noy Noy' Aquino III, to run for president.

In Support of the Struggle for Democracy in Burma

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
José Ramos-Horta

The new officer corps emerging in Burma should know that they have a historic opportunity to save their country and restore Burma's place in the world.

The Housewife Who Changed the World

Sen. Dick Lugar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sen. Dick Lugar

History will record that Aquino's "yellow revolution" inspired a remarkable era of political transformation by ballot rather than bullet.

The Day They Buried Cory Aquino

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

Since Saturday, when Corazon Aquino died, my neighborhood in Manila has been awash with yellow ribbons and banners. At my local 7/11, I asked about the yellow ribbons tied to the door, and the cashier burst into tears.

Obama "Deeply Saddened" By Corazon Aquino's Death

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

This morning, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs released a statement from the President, honoring the recently deceased former President of the Philippines...

Corazon Aquino Dead: Former Philippines President Dies At 76

AP | HRVOJE HRANJSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MANILA, Philippines — Former President Corazon Aquino, who swept away a dictator with a "people power" revolt and sustained democracy by fightin...