Marcos dictatorship

What the Marcos Dictatorship Really Did to the Economy

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 […]

IBON Executive Director on Marcos Jr’s speech to the 77th UN General Assembly

September 22, 2022

The gall to talk about ‘historical injustice’ and ‘inequalities and inequities’ is however exceptional

Multi-layered prison walls, then and now

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.

Films remind that woes started by Marcos Sr are far from over – IBON

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.

Pressure point

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.

Duterte administration worst for workers since Marcos dictatorship

May 18, 2022

The past six years were the worst for Filipino workers since the Marcos era