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Ferdinand Marcos

The Missing Marcos Billions and the Demise of the Commission on Good Government

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 12.13.2014 | World
Edsel Tupaz

The recent seizure of works of art believed to have been acquired through ill-gotten wealth by Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos are a reminder of the enduring political legacy of the Marcos family.

Dear Anti-Marcoses, Pro-Marcoses, and the Spirit of Philippine Martial Law

Bino A. Realuyo | Posted 11.18.2014 | World
Bino A. Realuyo

The success of the political landscape of the Philippines is contigent upon how we can move the populace out of poverty and bring them to the educated middle class with power and decision making.

Circus Politics Is Alive and Well in the Philippines

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics
Edsel Tupaz

The circus continues with the motion to impeach President Aquino, with opposition politicians having sharpened their knives in an attempt to draw some blood from the Teflon President.

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.

Back to School and Ahead to...?

Jack Levison | Posted 10.30.2013 | Religion
Jack Levison

So much of school seems to consist of teaching kids to listen for hours on end. Instructing them in the art of large group compliance. Training them to relent. Kids should be relentless--not behaviorally modified to relent, to give ground, to concede and cave.

Philippine Dictator Forced Generals To Perform In Drag

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.09.2013 | World

Then-Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos forced his military chiefs to parade as women during a tasteless, sycophantic birthday party planned by his ...

Yank Him, Obama; Reagan Would Have

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Phil Bronstein

Why is Mr. Obama not paying attention to the piece of the Reagan legacy in the Philippines that we'll call "dealing effectively with a dictator who's lost his grip?"

Open Web Platform for Gulf Oil Spill Beats Media Boom Ban

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Georgianne Nienaber

Yobie Benjamin with Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu "But at the end of the day, it's not about me. It's about the people of the Gulf," S...

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...

Imelda Marcos Seeks Comeback In Philippine Elections

AP | JIM GOMEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BATAC, Philippines — Imelda Marcos, the former first lady forever associated with diamonds and a huge shoe collection, put on a bright orange tu...

Imelda Marcos Opens Run For Philippine Congress

nytimes.com | CARLOS H. CONDE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MANILA -- Imelda Marcos, the flamboyant widow of the dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos, filed last-minute papers on Tuesday declaring her candidacy for a s...

Imelda Marcos' Flamboyant Shoe Collection Saved From Philippines Floods

Associated Press | TERESA CEROJANO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MANILA, Philippines (AP)- When a powerful storm inundated the Philippines last month, most people rushed to save their homes or their lives. Employees...

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.

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.

She's Baaack! Imelda Marcos Gets $310M Jewels Returned

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Virginia M. Moncrieff

Remember Imelda Marcos? The woman who was the epitome of despotic greed, proudly showing off her walk-in wardrobe of 3000 pairs of shoes?

Where Are They Now? Descendents Of 10 Former Dictators

Mental Floss | Stacy Conradt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

1. Alessandra Mussolini, the daughter of Benito Mussolini's son and his first wife, Anna Maria Scicolone (who also happened to be Sophia Loren's siste...