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 the real date Martial Law was declared
September 23, 2022
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.
Is memory the enemy?
May 29, 2022
Filipinos are known for being ‘resilient’ that once we ‘move on’ from bad experiences we also forgive and forget over time. Or do we just tend to do this as defense mechanism in order to survive as a people who have gone through really bad times?
September 21, 2021
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.
Under Marcos, PH economy worst performing in Asia
September 18, 2021