Duterte opens up about Cabinet plans for Alan Peter, Bongbong

Duterte opens up about Cabinet plans for Alan Peter, Bongbong   President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday opened up about Cabinet plans for Senator Alan Peter Cayetano and former Senator Bongbong Marcos. The two men ran for the vice presidency last May, with Cayetano as Duterte’s running mate. The Marcos family, meanwhile, remain Duterte’s staunch allies.…

Statement of President Ferdinand Marcos on disposition of his worldly goods through the Marcos Foundation

DECEMBER 31, 1969 DRAFT I have today given away by general instrument of transfer all my worldly possessions to the Filipino people through a foundation to be organized known as the Marcos Foundation. Moved by the strongest desire and the purest will to set the example of self-denial and self-sacrifice for all our people, I…

If the Marcos economy was so bad, why is his economic tsar Virata so respected?

IN its vitriolic anti-Marcos manifesto, the Ateneo de Manila pontificated: “The Marcos regime’s economics of debt-driven growth was disastrous for the Philippines.” An earlier column–but reposted in some Facebook pages recently–by UP economist Noel de Dios, an Oscar M. Lopez professor at the School of Economics, makes the same point, that the economy had a…

Former President Ferdinand Marcos stole billions of dollars?

Former President Ferdinand Marcos stole billions of dollars?   The accusers of former President Ferdinand Marcos blatantly say that he stole billions of dollars from the government. The Philippines during that era couldn’t even generate such huge amount of funds considering the cost of all the projects on operations. In the 20 years of President…

Government eyes P42.6-B Chinese aid for irrigation projects

Government eyes P42.6-B Chinese aid for irrigation projects   The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) hopes to secure a P42.6-billion loan from the Chinese government for six flagship irrigation projects that will be completed before the end of President Duterte’s term. The NIA management met with Commercial Counselor Jin Yuan and Second Secretary Yang Ming from…