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Ferdinand Marcos

Aquino boosted as Marcos clan wins big in Philippine elections

Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Tuesday secured big wins in mid-term elections seen as vital to his ambitious reform agenda, but the success of famous, graft-tainted rivals raised alarm.

Wednesday, 15 May, 2013, 1:40am 1 comment

Ferdinand Marcos 'forced Philippine military chiefs to parade as women'

Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos forced his military chiefs to parade as women during a birthday party planned by his wife Imelda, according to US diplomatic cables. William Sullivan, US ambassador to the Philippines in the mid-1970s, wrote a series of blistering criticisms of the couple in cables since declassified and published by WikiLeaks.

10 Apr 2013 - 5:44am

Philippines to compensate Marcos rights victims

Philippine President Benigno Aquino signed a landmark law on Monday compensating human rights victims of dictator Ferdinand Marcos, 27 years after a bloodless “People Power” revolution ended his reign.

25 Feb 2013 - 3:11pm

Epic hunt for Marcos embezzled wealth fails

The Philippines is to wrap up a near-30-year hunt for the embezzled wealth of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, with more than half the supposed US$10 billion fortune still missing.

2 Jan 2013 - 5:56am

Philippines set to end hunt for Marcos’ wealth chase

The Philippines is to wind down a near-30-year hunt for the embezzled wealth of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, with more than half the supposed US$10 billion (about HK$78 billion) fortune still missing, the man in charge of the search said.

1 Jan 2013 - 12:00pm

Briefs, November 28, 2012

Factory boss on the run in Bangladesh

28 Nov 2012 - 5:02am

US court reveals secret of Marcos artworks

In late 1985, with the end of the Marcos regime in the Philippines in sight, a large truck pulled up in front of the Upper East Side townhouse where Imelda Marcos stayed and threw parties while in New York.

22 Nov 2012 - 4:08am

Mortician Frank Malabed is Philippines' embalmer to the famous

When dictator Ferdinand Marcos and a host of other famous Philippine figures met their maker, they also met Frank Malabed.

An assassinated democracy hero, a soft-porn star, high-profile socialites and political statesmen are others to have been sent to the grave by the country's most prominent and, arguably, passionate mortician.

8 Nov 2012 - 3:58am

Briefs, September 24, 2012

Marcos' martial law speech to be aired

24 Sep 2012 - 3:23am


Sometimes you can bend the rules

I refer to the letter by Tricia Cheong ('View that native English-speaking teachers are better is very misguided', July 31).

Granted, native English-speaking teachers are not necessarily better than their local counterparts, but there is a need for some local teachers to learn from their foreign colleagues.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm