March 6, 2023
Foreign investment can play a role in development but, clearly, not under the free market-oriented policy framework the government has been insisting on since the Marcos dictatorship.
February 24, 2023
EDSA 1986 was a people’s uprising to oust the dictator Marcos for his immense political and economic sins. The Philippines was made the better and democracy struggles stronger for this.
September 24, 2022
The Marcos regime’s extreme cronyism and corruption is commonly blamed. However, the steady shift to neoliberal economic policies is weightier in explaining the depth of collapse in the early 1980s and the subsequent lost decades of development. The article “What the Marcos Dictatorship Really Did to the Economy” is a contribution to the Tanggol Kasaysayan […]
September 23, 2022
September 22, 2022
The gall to talk about ‘historical injustice’ and ‘inequalities and inequities’ is however exceptional
September 13, 2022
Political detention today is indeed very much a continuation and symptom of social and economic deterioration accelerated by Marcos’ elitist neoliberal governance in the ’70s and ’80s. The struggle of various people’s organizations and advocates then continues today in battles on the streets and legislative halls and in the cities and the countryside.
September 12, 2022
The AsiaVisions films are important to preserve Filipinos’ collective memory and fight historical distortions, as well as to remind that Marcos dictatorship-era social and economic problems continue to this day.
July 23, 2022
May 30, 2022
The government’s trademark has been to obscure the truth, peddle its own version of reality, and go on ahead with its most-often carefully thought-out programs that make the local and foreign super-rich happy. The newly-proclaimed leaders of the land made it clear that they’re not changing that.