Marcos legacy

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 […]

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.

Foreign Powers Supported Tyrant Marcos

February 25, 2022

The Marcos years were an unmitigated tragedy and having its unrepentant vestiges in the political scene is an affirmation of how much still needs to be done to overturn elite and undemocratic rule. The grip of neoliberalism on the country which started under Marcos needs to be underscored as its real economic legacy for the […]

Marcos Neoliberal Policies and Economic Collapse

February 25, 2022

The neoliberal policies started under the duress of Martial Law combined with the massive debt willingly lent by creditors and political upheaval to cause the severe economic crisis in the waning years of the regime. The administrations that followed kept up the momentum of destructive “free market” reforms and economic troubles.

Dictator Marcos: 1st PH Neoliberal President

February 25, 2022

Marcos years were not a golden era for the Philippine economy. Neoliberal policies the dictator aggressively pushed were what choked the local economy. These same policies keep the country backward and underdeveloped to date.

Hidden ill-gotten wealth makes Marcoses richest in Philippines

September 21, 2021

How have the Marcoses been able to be so politically influential even long after being driven out of Malacañang in disgrace in 1986? The failure to recover their stolen loot counts for a lot.

DepEd streamlining of Grade 10 Social Studies ignores democracy, governance lessons–EFD

July 5, 2017

Transformative education advocates belonging to the Educators Forum for Development (EFD) expressed concern about the Department of Education’s (DepEd) latest Contemporary Issues curriculum revision. The measure effectively removes topics pertinent to students’ grasp of and attitude towards issues that have been afflicting Philippine society until now, the group said. The DepEd released an April 21, […]