Criticisms of the Disbursement Acceleration Program

Criticisms of the Disbursement Acceleration Program

The Disbursement Acceleration Program or DAP was a special budget allocation mechanism introduced by then President Benigno Aquino III in October 2011 to expedite public spending and thus, the initiation and completion of government projects. However, DAP was controversial simply […]

Criticisms Against Benigno Aquino III: The Mamasapano Clash

Criticisms of Benigno Aquino III: The Mamasapano Clash

The Mamasapano Clash that transpired on 25 January 2015 remains as one of the most controversial issues that haunted the administration of former President Benigno Aquino III. Stemming from a counterterrorism and law enforcement operation designed to neutralize Malaysian terrorist […]

2015 Mamasapano Incident: The Facts

2015 Mamasapano Incident: The Facts

The Mamasapano Incident occurred on 25 January 2015 when the Special Action Force or SAF of the Philippine National Police launched an operation against high-valued terrorist targets that in turn, led to a confrontation with the the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom […]

Debunking the WW2 Exploits of Ferdinand Marcos

Debunking the WW2 Exploits of Ferdinand Marcos

Former President Ferdinand Marcos portrayed himself as an accomplished war veteran throughout his political career. He also labeled himself as the most decorated war hero in the Philippines with about 33 war medals and decorations he supposedly received for his […]

7 Books About Martial Law in the Philippines

7 Books About Martial Law in the Philippines

A number of materials have been published about the Marcos regime. Most of these materials are historical while others are analytical and anecdotal. This article lists down and describes some of the books written and published about the Martial Law […]

5 facts about the Martial Law of the Marcos Era

5 Facts: Martial Law of the Marcos Era

The declaration and subsequent promulgation of Martial Law under the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos marked one of the defining moments in the modern history of the Philippines. Grave abuse to authority characterized the Marcos Era according to common interpretations […]