Category Archives: Philipines

Mar 15 2011

Exporting “People Power”? The Philippine Revolution 25 Years Later

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by Emmanuel Yujuico
As the Philippines recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of this event, several of its problems from quarter of a century ago remain unresolved, as do new ones which have emerged from giving mass demonstrations nearly equal billing to electoral processes. Then, as now, Western commentators tend to ascribe yearning for freedom and democracy as drivers of “People Power.” With jubilant scenes from Tunisia and Egypt now commanding airtime, returning to the country that started it all yields insights as well as caution. Continue reading

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May 14 2010

Presidential Landslide Victory in Milestone Philipine Elections

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By Eva-Lotta Hedman The May 10th general elections marked a milestone for democracy in the Philippines. Front-runner presidential candidate Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino has won a landslide victory, thus setting the stage for an orderly transition of power from incumbent president … Continue reading

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