Category: corruption

The $10bn question: what happened to the Marcos millions?

Nick Davies In the early hours of a February morning in 1986, Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos flew into exile. …  In the two C-141 transport planes that carried them, they had packed: 23 wooden crates; 12 suitcases and bags, … Continue reading


G.U. Stuart, MD Time was when the illicit drug use in the Philippines was mainly an indulgence of the fringe literati, the burgis, the artists and entertainment circle, far removed from the masa and rural culture with its isolated social … Continue reading

catharsis, cleansing, purge

i’ve been reading, hearing, the word “catharsis” since the general’s suicide and the prospect of continued senate investigations into corruption in the armed forces of the philippines. The Garcia-Rabusa scandal … “should be a catharsis for  the entire society, not … Continue reading

spinning suicide

Until the end, he was an officer, a gentleman. He did not betray anyone, he did not squeal. libingan ng mga bayani?   full military honors?   what message are we sending here?   what disgraceful pattern are we setting? there is nothing … Continue reading


napakalungkot para sa kanyang asawa at mga anak.   pero di ko makuhang malungkot para sa militar at administrasyon na pinagtakpan niya by taking his own life.   sana naglahad na muna siya, let the chips fall where they may.   then it … Continue reading

angelo reyes: selective memory

THE POVERTY OF WORDS Theodore Te Listening to the public hearing called by the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee to investigate the toxic deal entered into by the Ombudsman and the Special Prosecutor with former AFP Comptroller Carlos F. Garcia, I realized … Continue reading


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