Marcos burial

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz When Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo entered politics 2013, little did she know that within four years she’d be propelled to the second highest position in the country – the vice presidency. Some people call it “fast track” ascension; some call it luck; and a few call it destiny. But as the country’s vice-president since June 30, 2016 – just a little Read More …

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz For twenty-one years that he was in power, the late president Ferdinand E. Marcos had it his way regardless of what people said. He ruled with an iron hand and exercised his authority like the Greek gods did. He was Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades all rolled into one. As Zeus, Marcos was omnipotent. His word was the law of the land. Read More …

By Raïssa Robles RaissaRobles.com This is just too delicious to pass up. And also unexpected. Former Local Governments Secretary Rafael Alunan – the person assigned to deal with Imelda Marcos on the return of her husband Ferdinand’s body for burial in 1992 – commented on my piece entitled Did VP Jojo Binay mislead PNoy on the Marcos burial issue? I’m reproducing below what Alunan wrote Read More …

Pagtanaw at Pananaw Bert de Guzman* BALITA (Manila Bulletin) Tapos na ang boksing. Tapos na ang mga haka-haka. Ayaw ni Pangulong Noynoy Aquino na mailibing sa LIBINGAN NG MGA BAYANI si dating Pangulong Ferdinand E. Marcos na nagproklama ng martial law noong 1972, nagpasara sa mga institusyon, gaya ng Kongreso, media publications at trumato sa Supreme Court bilang isang TUTA. Marahil ay sapat nang maihimlay Read More …

I find this “impeachment” case to be comical.  Come one, Oliver, please tell us that you’re only joking, right?  Or are you suffering from KSP syndrome, which is Kulang Sa Pansin? — PERRY DIAZ Lozano files impeachment raps vs Noy over FM burial By Perseus Echeminada (The Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines – Marcos loyalist lawyer Oliver Lozano filed yesterday an impeachment complaint before Congress against Read More …

My exclusive analysis By Raïssa Robles Vice-President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay PHOTO by Raissa Robles It sure seems like he did. When Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay gave President Benigno Aquino III his recommendation to bury Ferdinand Marcos with “military honors,” a smoking-gun document was attached to his recommendation, according to sources I interviewed. My sources came from all sides of the issue, including the Marcos Read More …

By Ellen Tordesillas Malaya Resuming the tradition with foreign correspondents It is within the rights of President Aquino to deny the desire of the Marcos family for a state burial for President Ferdinand Marcos. If Aquino thinks that Marcos’ dictatorship nullified the latter’s two-term presidency and disqualified him for a state burial, he is entitled to that opinion. Since Aquino is the president now, his Read More …

CTALK By Cito Beltran The Philippine Star Conflict brings out character. When President Noynoy Aquino announced that there would be no State Funeral for Ferdinand Marcos during his term, Senator Bongbong Marcos immediately went ballistic and launched a verbal criticism at P-Noy. The Senator who was understandably disappointed and frustrated accused the President of having no word of honor and for “leading on” the northern Read More …

Source: Sun Star Manila PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III denied Wednesday any state honors for the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos even though it was recommended by Vice President Jejomar Binay. Attending a forum with foreign media for the first time, the President said a hero’s burial for the staunch rival of his late father — Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino — will not happen under his watch. Read More …

EDITORIAL By Perry Diaz Global Balita The U. S. Embassy diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks in which former U.S. Ambassador Kristie Kenney described then-Senator Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III as “diffident and unassertive” has ignited a maelstrom of controversy.  Was Kenney correct in her assessment of P-Noy when she said, “Previous contacts with Senator Aquino, often accompanying his mother… left the impression of a diffident, unassertive Read More …