Hated by many but still admired by some, former president and dictator Ferdinand Marcos is the person who shaped the Philippines in the second half of the 20th century -more than anybody ever did. Traces of his two-decade-long reign can still be found everywhere: in infrastructure and pompous architecture, in the economic power structure, in still pending legal cases, and in social problems that originated from or worsened in the Marcos era.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared a „state of lawlessness“ on 3 September 2016, after a bombing in Davao killed 14 people and injured more than 60.
Former Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr. is regarded as an icon of Philippine democracy. His assassination in 1983 fueled the opposition to rise up against the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, inspiring the first People Power Revolution and installing a new administration.
Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will be addressing the nation on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 4 pm.
The voice of the Filipino was heard in the May 9 polls giving Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte a landslide of over 16 million votes. On June 30th, the new President will be sworn in as the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines. Learn more on what to expect on that date.
There are nation-wide election every three years in the Philippines. The last elections were held in May 2013 and the upcoming elections are going to take place in May 2016.
Originally the summer house of a Spanish aristocrat and now the residence of the Philippine President, the Malacañang Palace has its fair share of colorful history.
The Presidential Museum and Library in Manila is one of the oldest structures in the country. It displays a number of art pieces connected to the country’s former executives and their first ladies.
Being the first freely elected Philippine president after the Marcos era, Cory Aquino counts as one of the national ikons of the democratic Philippines, together with Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr., her husband. The Filipinos honor her as “the housewife who led a revolution” and “mother of Philippine democracy”.
President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino delivered his 5th State of the Nation Address, highlighting the achievements of his administration, attacking his critics, and emphasizing another inherited "ill" of his term.
President Benigno Aquino pointed out the recent gains in economics, education, health, and social services in his 2013 State of the Nation Address (SONA). But he also took the joint session of congress as an opportunity to shame government agencies for the still prevailing corruption.
Filipinos celebrated the 115th anniversary of the country's declaration of independence on June 12 with rituals, leisure time, and reminders of the Filipino virtues and history.
U.S. President Barack Obama is visiting the Philippines on Monday, the last stop of his week-long Asia-Pacific tour. Airport terminals and certain roads will be temporarily closed for the visit.
It was the month of Local Life! Megacitizens experienced so much of the local Philippine life that it made it to our trending topic.
In the aftermath of the President's State-of-the-Nation-Address (SONA) on July 22, 2013, we were able to talk to well-known political analyst Professor Edmund Tayao about its relevance for Megacitizens.