Marcos

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.

Golden years?: The real long-lasting economic damage wrought by Marcos

September 21, 2021

The Marcos administration was notorious for world-beating cronyism and corruption. But this is not enough to fully explain the worst economic collapse in Philippine history and continued decline long after the dictatorship was overthrown.

Martial Law omission a mockery of history

January 21, 2020

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In pushing to revise history, the Marcoses are evidently basking in the successive court victories they have been securing under the current administration. They have been enjoying freedom and have even been installed in government, as if their crimes against the Filipino people have been forgotten.

Word-class bureaucrat capitalism under Marcos added to PH econ woes

November 24, 2016

“This narrative highlights the evils of dictatorship and abuse of power. But it falters in explaining why, over three decades after the end of the Marcos regime, the economy still remains so backward in the things that matter – job creation, poverty reduction, agricultural and industrial development, and policy sovereignty. “Bureaucrat capitalism under Marcos was […]

Learn to say “Never Again!”

May 6, 2016

This textbook tells the truth about the Marcos dictatorship: “The Marcos Dictatorship… took away the basic freedom and rights of Filipinos (and) led to the further deterioration of the Philippine economy.” Learn to say “Never Again!” — Educators’ Forum for Development/ IBON Foundation  

Not the future we want: 4 Marcos-era socioeconomic problems that live on

March 2, 2016

IBON FEATURES – The late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos’ martial law legacy figured in the various ways that the EDSA People Power uprising’s 30th anniversary was commemorated recently. What darkened this period aside from the gross human rights violations were socioeconomic woes that were compounded by the Marcos regime’s policy decisions and action. Of these, […]