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(Significant daily events in ancient and recent Filipino history)

Today in Philippine History, November 20, 1896, Dr. Jose Rizal appeared before Colonel Francisco Olive

Today in Philippine History, November 20, 1896, Dr. Jose Rizal appeared before Colonel Francisco Olive

On November 20, 1896, Dr. Jose Rizal appeared before Judge Advocate Colonel Francisco Olive to answer the charges that have been pressed against him. Presented before him were documentary and testimonial evidences.





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HR groups turned a blind eye or obfuscated rights violations in favor of Cory Aquino

HR groups turned a blind eye or obfuscated rights violations in favor of Cory Aquino

This time, the Yellows are repeatedly lambasting the Duterte administration for the series of arrests by the police and military of Communist insurgents in Negros and elsewhere in the countryside and urban centers, the same way they cleverly subjected the Marcos regime for its unfounded human-rights violations in a relentless effort to divert public attention.




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Robredo appointed to a position that does not exist?

Robredo appointed to a position that does not exist?

President Duterte's appointment of the unoccupied Vice President Leonor Robredo as vice chairman of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) was certainly unexpected. Just as unexpected was Robredo's near-immediate acceptance of the appointment.




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Accounts of the "witnesses" of the supposed Malisbong massacre

Accounts of the "witnesses" of the supposed Malisbong massacre

The colossal hoax contrived in 1974 by the insurgent Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) of an alleged massacre of 1,500 Muslims in a barangay called Malisbong in Sultan Kudarat province, was intended to rouse to anger Muslim Arab leaders, especially the fiery Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi, so they would support, with their newfound oil wealth, the fledgling Moro insurgency.




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Like the Jabidah Massacre, the Malisbong massacre during martial law is a hoax

Like the Jabidah Massacre, the Malisbong massacre during martial law is a hoax

Every September in the past few years when martial law again becomes a topic of debate, the purported massacre of some "1,500 Muslims and over a thousand women raped" in Malisbong village in Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat in September 1974 by a Philippine Army battalion is presented as evidence that Marcos' strongman regime was a ruthless, bloody era.




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How long will we endure the flawed 1987 Aquino Constitution?

How long will we endure the flawed 1987 Aquino Constitution?

Thirty two years ago, President Corazon Cojuangco Aquino, whose government had been frequently associated with "miracles", invoked the powers of a rebel government, abolished the 1973 Constitution, scrapped the Batasang Pambansa (Parliament), the Supreme Court, local government units, and the civil and military services.




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Drug Czarina Robredo would have the chance to prove that the yellow method is better

Drug Czarina Robredo would have the chance to prove that the yellow method is better

The usual detractors of President Duterte are latching on the supposed insincerity of the offer for Vice President Leni Robredo to take over the anti-narcotics campaign as they push a list of demands such as having it in writing and guaranteeing that it will be until 2022.




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SC is considering dropping Caguioa as ponente in the Marcos-Robredo case

SC is considering dropping Caguioa as ponente in the Marcos-Robredo case

The Supreme Court (SC), sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), is considering replacing Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa as the ponente in the election protest case filed by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. against Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo, sources said.




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Robredo is Philippines worst and most useless vice president ever

Robredo is Philippines worst and most useless vice president ever

To very clearly see why Leonor Robredo — the Yellow Cult’s last pathetic attempt to create a false idol — has been the Republic’s worst vice president, one just has to remember our past vice presidents.




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The Philippine senate is composed of billionaires and millionaires

The Philippine senate is composed of billionaires and millionaires

Senators Cynthia Villar and Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao remain in the 'billionaires' club," according to an updated listing of the net worth of the 24 members of the Senate.




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PET keeps Marcos protest alive, welcomed Tuesday's action

PET keeps Marcos protest alive, welcomed Tuesday

Leni Robredo on Tuesday expressed disappointment that the Supreme Court did not dismiss outright the election protest filed against her by former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr., who saw this as a positive sign that his case was still alive.




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Another victory for Imelda Marcos: PCGG drops P1-B ill-gotten wealth case

Another victory for Imelda Marcos: PCGG drops P1-B ill-gotten wealth case

Within two months, the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) bungled two major cases against the late President Ferdinand Marcos and his associates that took the agency all of its 32 years of existence to pursue, the latest of which was the P1.052-billion ill-gotten wealth complaint against the late President, his wife Imelda and businessman Bienvenido Tantoco Sr.




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Majority of SC justices expected to vote AGAINST Caguioa’s ponencia favoring Robredo

Majority of SC justices expected to vote AGAINST Caguioa’s ponencia favoring Robredo

Majority of Supreme Court (SC) justices are poised to junk the draft ruling of Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa dismissing the election protest filed by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. against Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo, sources said.




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Why the Lopezes fought Marcos, and helped the communist fronts

Why the Lopezes fought Marcos, and helped the communist fronts

With the franchise for the Lopez clan's ABS-CBN broadcasting network still in limbo, it would be very informative to look at this oligarch's history, why it fought Marcos (and was depicted after his fall as noble pro-democracy tycoons) and how powerful its media empire was, so formidable that only Marcos' martial law could stop it.




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First Lady Imelda Marcos' visit to the Liturgical Service in Moscow in 1985

First Lady Imelda Marcos

34 years ago this month then First Lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos brought the image of Our Lady of Fatima to be consecrated with the Liturgical Service in Moscow at the height of the Cold War.




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New explosive details on Ninoy Aquino and the Communist Party/NPA

New explosive details on Ninoy Aquino and the Communist Party/NPA

The Yellows' martyr Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. was crucial in the founding and growth of the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People's Army (CPP-NPA). Aquino, until his arrest when martial was declared in 1972, supported the CPP-NPA as one of his weapons to topple his arch-enemy Ferdinand Marcos.





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