What a priest told Bongbong Marcos

ON OCT. 22, 2021, a picture of then presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos being anointed by a well-known priest in Cebu went viral on social media.Msgr. Roberto Alesna, parish priest of the Archdiocesan Shrine of Sta. Teresa de Avila Parish in Talisay City, received heavy criticism for the act from people he knew and didn’t know, […]

Cabaero: Marcos, not BBM

It was effective as a campaign strategy but now that Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is about to assume the post of President he should be called by his name, not as “BBM.”“BBM” came from “Bongbong Marcos” because these are not his initials from his full name of Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr. “Bongbong,” his nickname, sounded childish […]

67M Filipinos to cast votes for Duterte’s successor

MANILA — More than three decades after a largely peaceful “People Power” revolt overthrew Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, his son and namesake has emerged as the top contender in Monday’s presidential election based on most voter-preference surveys.Here are some key facts about the major issues, the leading candidates and election concerns:WHAT’S AT STAKEIf Ferdinand Marcos […]

Wenceslao: Homestretch

Candidates are apparently starting to get tense now. We are on the homestretch. In the presidential election, Team Leni Robredo is hoping its bet is closing the distance in popularity surveys, but I say those surveys no longer matter. They have not reflected the strength of the Robredo campaign on the ground for so long. […]

Tell it to SunStar: Can there be unity without accountability?

By Attorney Ruben CarranzaSenior expert, International Center for Transitional JusticeFormer commissioner, Presidential Commission on Good GovernmentConclusionTHE MARCOS RECORDBut what about Filipino Rotarians? Did they challenge Marcos? Here’s what I found: When the Rotary Club of the Philippines celebrated its Diamond Anniversary at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in March 1979, Marcos was their guest […]

Carvajal: Day of infamy

There are ominous signs a day of infamy is afoot in the Philippines. But unlike the US that suffered from the infamy of a foreign country, the Philippines might suffer from the infamy of its own people.Unless something jars us back to our senses, the day we elect Bongbong Marcos (BBM) President would be the […]

Editorial: Reexamining Edsa

Seethe. Do not forget. Let Edsa be more than a “page from history.”Last February 25, Indonesian teacher Reny waited online for 30 minutes before concluding that the Filipinos studying Bahasa with her was not turning up. After Reny messaged, her students replied that Feb. 25 was a public holiday in the Philippines, a “long weekend.”Reny […]

Duterte daughter to run for VP, allies herself with dictator’s son

The daughter of Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte will run for vice-president next year in tandem with the son and namesake of the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos, ending months of speculation about her political ambition. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, who dropped her reelection bid last week, has allied herself with Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. […]

HNP party open to help prexy bid of Bongbong

DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio was mostly evasive to the questions about her meeting with presidential aspirant and former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in Cebu on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. However, she divulged a little detail about the meeting with Marcos—they have discussed on how her regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago in Davao region […]

Cabaero: To cry wolf

The emergency text blast last week that announced the presidential bid of former senator Bongbong Marcos is no small matter. The alert violated the law and perverted the emergency alert system. It is an incident that should not be cast aside as trivial or without consequence because there are repercussions. In the first place, it […]

Editorial: Of fathers and sons

The Internet increasingly seems to be the spot mentioned by the poet Rumi: “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” Recently, about 7.4 million netizens congregated on the YouTube interview by Toni Gonzaga of Bongbong Marcos (BBM). Entitled “The Greatest Lesson Bongbong Marcos Learned from His Father,” […]

SC asked to reject Marcos appeal

Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” G. Robredo on Friday asked the Supreme Court to reject the motion for reconsideration filed by losing vice presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. The tribunal earlier ordered her to comment on the appeal made by the son of the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos, Sr. in his election […]

Editorial: Deja vu

A DISUNITED opposition that was initially composed of a combination of different middle- and upper-class groups with different motives had failed to unseat the regime of Ferdinand E. Marcos which controlled the Philippine archipelago for almost two decades. That is until a single bullet felled Benigno Aquino Jr. as he disembarked from a plane at […]