Protesters hold mock hammers with the words “No Hero” in front of a portrait of the late president Ferdinand Marcos as they denounce his burial at the Heroes' Cemetery in Manila in November 2016. Photo: Reuters Protesters hold mock hammers with the words “No Hero” in front of a portrait of the late president Ferdinand Marcos as they denounce his burial at the Heroes' Cemetery in Manila in November 2016. Photo: Reuters
Protesters hold mock hammers with the words “No Hero” in front of a portrait of the late president Ferdinand Marcos as they denounce his burial at the Heroes' Cemetery in Manila in November 2016. Photo: Reuters
Bambina Olivares
Opinion

Opinion

Bambina Olivares

Donald Trump should remember the Philippines’ Ferdinand Marcos when considering his exit strategy

  • Like the outgoing US president, Marcos was beaten soundly at the polls. Like Trump, Marcos declared victory despite mounting evidence of defeat
  • Marcos eventually accepted his fate, and was flown out of the Philippines under humiliating circumstances. Will Trump follow the same script?

Protesters hold mock hammers with the words “No Hero” in front of a portrait of the late president Ferdinand Marcos as they denounce his burial at the Heroes' Cemetery in Manila in November 2016. Photo: Reuters Protesters hold mock hammers with the words “No Hero” in front of a portrait of the late president Ferdinand Marcos as they denounce his burial at the Heroes' Cemetery in Manila in November 2016. Photo: Reuters
Protesters hold mock hammers with the words “No Hero” in front of a portrait of the late president Ferdinand Marcos as they denounce his burial at the Heroes' Cemetery in Manila in November 2016. Photo: Reuters
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Bambina Olivares

Bambina Olivares

Bambina Olivares is a journalist and writer who has made Manila her base after three decades overseas, including Hong Kong. She covers sexual politics, current events and lifestyle for various publications around the world. She is currently at work on a memoir focused on Philippine politics.