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  • Analysis Of The Empire Of Memory By Eric Gamalinda

    hand, can also choose to turn against facts laid down by “authentic” history—history that is definitely not a victim of deception, not instigated by the seduction of dictatorship, and not twisted to fit and give glory to a specific family’s narrative. The truth is, a country’s story is not just chronicled in History books which some aim to misinform; more so, it is with more clarity and authenticity that we can see stories narrating the harsh realities of life of the Filipino people, during certain periods of our history, with the help of literature. Eric Gamalinda’s The Empire of Memory is one of the few literary pieces that seeks to fathom and empathize with the suffering of the Filipinos during one of the darkest eras of Philippine history—the Martial Law era. As the title explicitly shows, the novel is centered on the theme of memory— its corruption. “This is a land both fact and fiction, where generations leave no trace of themselves and…

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  • Roles Of Judiciary In The Philippines

    Malaysia and the Republic of Philippines” The judiciary of Malaysia and the Republic of Philippines are similar, but owing to different historical influences, both judiciary systems have developed differently to perform the same purpose of upholding the law as enacted by the legislature alongside the executive. The history of the Malaysian judiciary traces across three major timelines; that is, the pre-British colonial era, the British colonial period, and the post-independence of Malaysia. The…

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  • Alexis De Tocqueville Case Study

    I. Southeast Asian countries, due to their historical and social complexity, continue to deviate from widely held political theories. In this paper, I will employ the work of Alexis De Tocqueville and Robert Putnam to show how the Philippines and Thailand prove to be enigmatic in that regard. I argue that we see a largely active civil society but low democratization in Thailand and the Philippines owing to their authoritarian histories and lack of democratic institutionalization. I chose to…

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  • Martial Law: Abuses Of The Marcos Regime

    Abuses of the Marcos Regime Martial law is the most ruthless way to extend one’s presidency in a nation. Ferdinand Marcos made the young activists and concerned citizens look like rebels that are trying to ruin our nation. He made it as a reason to impose martial law in our country. But before the imposing of martial law many significant events happened in our country. After he won his election to for presidency in 1965, he planned numerous projects that would definitely boost our economy.…

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  • The Theme Of Dystopia In Claire U. Rivera's Virtual Center

    As a tyrannical government is allowed to rule freely over the illiterate masses, technology became so advance in a way wherein work that should be done by people are being replaced by robots, virtual centers are being safe havens for the people who choose to refuse to live but rather exist in something that isn’t real and tangible. Raissa Claire U. Rivera’s “Virtual Center” is a unique but horrifying example of a society built in Class Division which showcased the poor versus the rich, and the…

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  • Biography Of Corazon Aquino

    Corazon Aquino was open to growth in the various ways as she worked to find solutions to the conflicts in the Philippines. Through her understanding that influence sometimes depends upon being the one in charge and at other times working effectively within a group, she demonstrated an ability to influence others in a way that promoted justice. Aquino used nonviolence to stand up against injustices and made many new reforms according to the needs of the people. Unlike the Philippine’s president…

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  • Analysis Of Manny Pacquiao, Duterte's Perfect Match In Drug War '

    Manny Pacquiao, Duterte’s perfect match in drug war By Dung Phan Far away from the boxing ring in the United States where Manny Pacquiao had his first fight, to the stage in the Philippines where Duterte first delivered his inauguration speech, there was one unifying thread between sheer momentum: their popularity. Pacquiao, known as "the destroyer" or "Fist of Nation" embodied the country's struggles and triumphs, becoming the public face of the Philippines. Duterte, nicknamed as "the…

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  • Advantages Of Authoritarianism In The Philippines

    the Philippines has always been criticized and keenly watched over by economic specialists and the idea of changing or improving the system of how the government works could be beneficial to the country. The study on the Authoritarianism regime could be advantageous to Filipinos because it could help open the eyes and minds to other good aspects and qualities that can be drawn out from it. Being aware of the flourishing state of the Philippines during Marcos’ regime, Authoritarianism is…

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  • An Example Of Extrajudicial Violence In The Rwandan Genocide

    well beyond their mandate, and take the law into their own hands. They execute anyone suspected of illegal activity without due process, even if the accused has done nothing wrong. It is a barbaric practice that belongs in the past, and yet it continues to this day. There is no clearer example than the Philippines and President Duterte’s War on Drugs. Squeezing into office by the skin of his teeth, he vowed to clean up the country and fix the drug problem. What has followed is a brutal campaign…

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  • Political Revolutions In The Philippines

    and the importance of respecting human rights, countries, like the Philippines, were able to overcome their ruthless leaders by generating nonviolent movements, eventually resulting in the end of communism. With the influence of the media and the Catholic Church, the Filipino community successfully eliminated the infamous dictator, Ferdinand Marcos, by relying on independent organizations such as JAJA and NAMFREL, and civil disobedience campaigns.…

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