Leapfrogging to Higher Economic Growth (2)

IF I WERE THE NEXT PRESIDENT (Part 10 of a series) By BEN R. PUNONGBAYAN Founder, Buklod National Political Party Investments, and in the case of the Philippines, foreign investments, is a big factor in driving economic growth. Unfortunately, for the past many years, the country has been behind most of our neighboring countries in … More Leapfrogging to Higher Economic Growth (2)

Imelda Marcos- a study in a power grab, corruption and ill-gotten wealth during the Marcos Era – Part II

Imelda Marcos – Part I In 1978, the administration Kilusang Bagong Lipunan party fielded Imelda as a candidate in the Philippine parliamentary elections of 1978. Because most opposition candidates were either in jail or had limited mobility due to Martial Law, Imelda Marcos easily won a seat as a member of the Interim Batasang Pambansa … More Imelda Marcos- a study in a power grab, corruption and ill-gotten wealth during the Marcos Era – Part II

Imelda Marcos – a study in a power grab, corruption and ill-gotten wealth during the Marcos Era – Part I

Imelda Romualdez Marcos is a Filipina politician and convicted criminal. She married Marcos in 1954 and became the First Lady of the Philippines when Ferdinand Marcos became President of the Philippines in 1965 until they were deposed in 1986. While in power for21 years, Imelda and her husband stole billions from the Filipino people, and … More Imelda Marcos – a study in a power grab, corruption and ill-gotten wealth during the Marcos Era – Part I

Transforming Agriculture

IF I WERE THE NEXT PRESIDENT (Part 8 of a series) By BEN R. PUNONGBAYAN Founder, Buklod National Political Party Improving Philippine agriculture, which includes fishery and forestry products, has been a persistent major issue since much of the 20th century. Unfortunately, we still continue to struggle to come to grips with it. So many … More Transforming Agriculture

Leyte continued

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
LST’s # 66,67,18,245,102 on 20 October 1944 While the Imperial Navy was floundering in their attempts to halt the persistent invasion of Leyte, Gen. Yamashita was in his headquarters at Fort McKinley on Luzon. ?He was receiving very little information from his own people and upon hearing of the US…

Marcos and Martial Law in the Philippines

Ferdinand Marcos changed parties to run against Diosdado Macapagal and was elected president in 1965. While running for the presidency, Ferdinand Marcos and his wife, Imelda Romualdez, sang campaign duets as part of his strategy to win votes. Marcos came to power as a nationalistic social reformer with a broad electoral mandate to deal with … More Marcos and Martial Law in the Philippines

Choosing and Adopting a Primary Language Soon

IF I WERE THE NEXT PRESIDENT (Part 7 of a series) By BEN R. PUNONGBAYAN Founder, Buklod National Political Party The Philippines is one of the probably very few countries in the world that do not speak a primary language on a national scale. This situation, unfortunately, has grave disadvantages, more directly in political and … More Choosing and Adopting a Primary Language Soon