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The man who would be king

Ninoy Aquino

Thirty-one years ago, on August 21, 1983, Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. was murdered on the tarmac of the Manila International Airport, the victim of the Marcos regime. He left behind a widow, Corazon Cojuangco Aquino, who would succeed Marcos as head of the republic; and, among other children, a son, Benigno III, who now sits as a one-term president.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pope John Paul II’s visits to PH

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POPE John Paul II waves to the huge crowd inside his Popemobile during the 1995 World Youth Day in Manila. FILE PHOTO

The late Pope John Paul II, who served as Pontiff from 1978 to 2005, visited the Philippines twice—in February 1981, when he beatified the first Filipino martyr, Lorenzo Ruiz, and in January 1995, when an estimated 4 million Filipinos attended the Mass he celebrated at the close of World Youth Day.

Posted: April 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »


Sa kabataang di kilala si Marcos at di alam ang ginawa niya


Hindi ninyo siguro maintindihan kung bakit kailangang ipagdiwang ito taun-taon. Baka nga sawa na kayo siguro sa EDSA, sa taun-taong anibersaryo ng People Power, sa paggunita sa mga nangyari noong 1986, noong pinatalsik ng mga Pilipino ang diktador.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

Philippines acquires new batch of Marcos jewelry

Former first lady Imelda Marcos  FILE PHOTO

The chief of the Philippine agency recovering the alleged ill-gotten wealth of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his family says a court decision ordering Marcos’ widow to relinquish more than $100,000 in jewelry is a victory for Filipinos and shows that crime does not pay.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PNB gets Marcos loot in Singapore

Ferdinand Marcos. AP FILE PHOTO

The decision of Singapore’s top court to recognize the right of the Philippine National Bank (PNB) to hold in trust the $23 million seized from the estate of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos does not jeopardize the legal position of the Philippine government, Malacañang said on Saturday.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »