Nov 25, 2016

Body politic: famous preserved corpses

Ferdinand Marcos’ burial in Heroes’ Cemetery last week removed him from the relatively exclusive global club of famous bodies on display. Here are some of the others: Vladimir Lenin Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin was the original communist leader to be embalmed, starting a trend ...

Philippine dictator Marcos given hero's burial

Nov 18, 2016

Philippine dictator Marcos given hero's burial

Ex-Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos was buried at the national heroes’ cemetery in a secretive ceremony Friday, outraging opponents who said it whitewashed his brutal rule and tainted the famous 1986 “People Power” revolution that toppled him. The burial at the “Cemetery of Heroes” was ...

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 ...