1986 and 2022: Déjà vu

1986 and 2022: Déjà vu

Traditionally, Philippine elections are run by three Ms – money, machinery and muscle.Candidates must have enormous resources to build a campaign machinery and recruit supporters to secure a seat whether in a national or a local position.Political violence has...
How Marcos ill-gotten wealth extended to media

How Marcos ill-gotten wealth extended to media

The best definition of news with a far-reaching social consequence is one offered by the American Press Institute: “Though it may be interesting or even entertaining, the foremost value of news is as a utility to empower the informed.”It was by way of news, its...
1986 and 2022: Déjà vu

Election results and ‘destabilization’

  There were fears supporters of opposition leader Maria Leonor Robredo won’t accept the election results if the only son of the late dictator Ferdinand Maros would win the balloting next month. There were speculations they would take to the streets to protest...