Latest Ferdinand Marcos News

Filipino martial law victims challenge Marcos' election bid

Nov. 17, 2021 06:16 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Filipino activists who were jailed, abused and tortured during late dictator Ferdinand Marcos' martial law asked the Commission on Elections Wednesday to disqualify his son and namesake from running for president next year, saying he may “whitewash” history...

Philippine leader runs for Senate after vow to retire

Nov. 15, 2021 20:09 PM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday filed his candidacy for a Senate seat in next year’s elections, walking back his vow to retire from politics when his term ends and prompting rights groups to say he is working to evade accountability for his deadly...

Duterte's daughter to run for VP with ex-dictator's son

Nov. 13, 2021 09:48 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s daughter on Saturday registered her candidacy for vice president in next year’s elections and was chosen as the running mate of Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the late dictator's son, in an alliance that has alarmed human rights...

Filipino activists want Marcos son out of presidential race

Nov. 03, 2021 03:13 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Human rights groups asked the Philippine Commission on Elections to disqualify the son and namesake of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos from running for president in next year’s elections, saying he was convicted of tax evasion, could no longer hold public office...

Decades-long communist rebel leader killed in Philippines

Nov. 01, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine forces have killed a key communist rebel commander in one of Asia's longest-running insurgencies, in what the military described as a daring raid in the country's remote southern region, but what guerrilla leaders said was an ambush. ...

Official says journalist's Nobel Prize not a slap on Duterte

Oct. 11, 2021 07:35 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration belatedly congratulated journalist Maria Ressa Monday for being one of two winners of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her fight for freedom of expression under grave risks. ...

Philippine VP seeks 2022 presidency, facing dictator's son

Oct. 07, 2021 05:50 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine vice president and opposition leader Leni Robredo registered her presidential candidacy Thursday for next year's elections in a move that would bring the pro-democracy advocate to a new faceoff with the son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos who is...

Philippine dictator son's presidential run triggers protests

Oct. 06, 2021 03:37 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The son and namesake of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, who was toppled in a 1986 pro-democracy uprising, registered his candidacy Wednesday for next year’s presidential elections, sparking a protest by activists who angrily recalled the widespread human...

Son of ousted Philippine dictator to seek presidency

Oct. 05, 2021 07:10 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The son and namesake of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, who was toppled in a 1986 revolt, announced Tuesday that he would seek the presidency in next year’s elections in what activists say is an attempt to whitewash a dark period in the...

Pacquiao files bid for presidency as Philippine race heats

Oct. 01, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Newly retired boxing star Manny Pacquiao filed his certificate of candidacy for the Philippine presidency Friday as registration opened for candidates seeking to lead a Southeast Asian nation that has been hit hard by the pandemic and deep political conflicts. ...