Ferdinand Marcos Jr.‘s references to a Golden Age in the Philippines invites a nostalgic look at the past. But it also warns of a darker future in keeping with how his father ran the country.
Newly elected Philippines president Bongbong Marcos faces huge challenges, and a backdrop of his father’s dictatorship.
Bongbong Marcos is the projected winner of the Philippines election. That the son of a brutal dictator has won shows how wedded the country is to dynastic politics – and image manipulation.
The son of former Filipino dictator is leading the polls as the country approaches a national election.
The 2022 Philippines presidential election could be a battle between, or an alliance of, two controversial political dynasties.
ABS-CBN, the Philippines main broadcaster, was ordered off air on May 5, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.
President Duterte declared martial law back in March to aid the fight against Islamic militants. Many fear he will continue using this power.
The people of the Philippines brought down a dictator without resorting to violence 30 years ago. But continuing disappointment with their democracy means they now support a populist president.
Duterte used his “tough on crime” approach to win the election as a political outsider, promising to restore law and order with strongman rule. His approval rating has since soared to over 90%.
The government’s decision to bury Ferdinand Marcos in the national Cemetery for Heroes illustrates the contested nature of the dictator’s legacy.