Darkest period in history

Darkest period in history

In September 1972, Ferdinand Marcos’ martial law declaration began the country’s darkest period. More than 10,000 people were thrown in jail without charges, and were tortured, killed, and disappeared without a trace. They are still crying for justice. More than $10...
Rice rush decisions

Rice rush decisions

Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s administration is fast becoming known not only for its unfulfilled campaign promises but rash decisions that could result in disastrous consequences. His latest Executive Order (EO) 39, which put a price cap on rice in the market, could result...
The politics of rice

The politics of rice

Rice is not only a staple food. It is a highly political issue. Governments, not only in the Philippines, rise and fall with rice supply and prices. It was, in fact, a centerpiece program of the first Marcos administration with “Masagana 99,” and his son has also made...
Raising false hopes

Raising false hopes

Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s aspiration to sell rice at P20 a kilo will never ever happen. It is not sustainable. It will drain the government’s resources if the president wants to make it happen.In the end, it will be the taxpayers that will be burdened just for Marcos to...