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A fresh look at Graciano Lopez Jaena’s heroic legacy

ILOILO CITY—On Independence Day on Wednesday (June 12), our thoughts dwell on the valor and dedication of heroes who fought for our freedom. For Ilonggos, among those who stand out is Graciano Lopez Jaena, not just as a revolutionary figure but a beacon of eloquence and intellect as well.  As a tribute to the propagandist’s...


The dubious legacy of the Marcos debt

As the nation marks the 50th year of the declaration of martial law on Sept. 21, 1972, it is relevant to recall how that chapter in Philippine history has affected the country and its people.  Three months after the ouster of the Marcos regime in February 1986, a group of 16 economists from the University...