Aug 15, 2016

Philippine court asked to block hero's burial for Marcos

Human rights victims of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ regime petitioned the Supreme Court on Monday to block and nullify a government directive to have the ex-leader buried in a heroes’ cemetery — an emotional and divisive issue for Filipinos who ousted Marcos ...

Ali's death sparks memories of epic 'Thrilla in Manila'

Jun 4, 2016

Ali's death sparks memories of epic 'Thrilla in Manila'

From Manny Pacquiao to left-wing activists, Filipinos in this boxing-crazy nation on Saturday grieved the death of Muhammad Ali, which brought back fond memories of the epic 1975 “Thrilla in Manila” fight between him and Joe Frazier. “We lost a giant today,” Pacquiao, the ...

Bongbong Marcos leads family's revival in the Philippines

May 4, 2016

Bongbong Marcos leads family's revival in the Philippines

For the son and namesake of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, winning the vice presidency in next week’s election is as much about restoring his family’s tainted image as it is about making the country a better place. “Bongbong,” as Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is ...

Feb 26, 2013

Aquino inks bill to pay victims of Marcos era

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III signed a landmark law Monday compensating human rights victims of dictator Ferdinand Marcos, 27 years after a bloodless “People Power” revolution ended his reign. Ten billion pesos ($244 million) will be distributed to potentially thousands of people who were ...