History Repeats Itself

History Repeats Itself   It’s all about keeping allies and military allies in check. The verbal attacks ongoing between the United States and Russia over the bombings of Aleppo, Syria have worsened the problem in Aleppo with too many people killed, including children. The Aleppo problem will not likely be resolved, because the US wants…

Ilocos Seeks OK For Marcos Day

Ilocos Seeks OK For Marcos Day IN preparation for the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos, the provincial board of Ilocos Norte unanimously approved a resolution seeking approval of President Rodrigo Duterte to declare September 11 as a special non-working holiday in the province. Vice Gov. Eugenio Angelo Barba said the resolution— “President Ferdinand Edralin…

Marcos could be new VP – Duterte

Marcos could be new VP – Duterte   FORMER senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. may become the country’s next vice president if he wins his electoral protest against Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo, President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday night in Beijing. The President made the remark as he introduced Marcos during his meeting with…

If History Teaches Us A Lesson

If History Teaches Us A Lesson It is that four of the five presidents who succeeded the late strongman President Ferdinand E. Marcos vehemently opposed his burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LB) in Fort Bonifacio. They are Presidents Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino, Fidel V. Ramos, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Benigno S. Aquino III. Only President Joseph…

For the sake of truth, justice, freedom, and democracy – Letter of Doy Laurel to Cory Aquino on leaving her administration

For the sake of truth, justice, freedom, and democracy – Letter of Doy Laurel to Cory Aquino on leaving her administration Salvador H. Laurel was Cory Aquino’s vice-president and running mate in the 1986 snap elections. Laurel wrote Aquino on August 13, 1988 to signify his intention to leave her administration. The letter below is…

The 1986 Snap Election

The 1986 Snap Election After being dared by an American journalist, President Ferdinand E. Marcos declared a snap election during an interview on the American Broadcasting Company political affairs programme, This Week with David Brinkley in November 1985. On 3 December, the Batasang Pambansa passed a law setting the date of the election on 7…