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  • Protesters display placards as they picket the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG), a government body tasked with recovering alleged ill-gotten wealth of the late deposed strongman Ferdinand Marcos, on Monday, April 8, 2013, at Mandaluyong, Philippines, northeast of Manila. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    WikiLeaks: Marcos forced Philippine military chiefs to dress in drag as entertainment

    Ferdinand Marcos, the U.S.-backed Philippine dictator from 1965 to 1986, forced his leading military chiefs to dress and dance in drag at a 1973 birthday party planned by his wife, Imelda, newly released cables from a U.S. diplomat showed.


  • Illustration: Obamacarter by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    DECKER: Obama's real Reagan moment

    Barack Obama and all the president's men have made a few lame attempts to portray the O Force and Ronald Reagan as soul brothers. It's hard to find anything in common between the socialist-leaning Democrat and the late Republican who remains one of the most heroic anti-government crusaders of all time, but reality rarely gets in the way of political sloganeering. As George Orwell, who became more skeptical of bureaucratic power the longer he lived, wrote, "Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful, and murder respectable and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind." Chalk up a few Big Brother points for the current White House.


  • Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, center, Vice-President Jejomar Binay, left, and former President Fidel Ramos, right, link arms as they sing a patriotic song to celebrate the 25th anniversary of People Power Friday Feb. 25, 2011, at the People Power Monument along EDSA highway at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. Mr. Ramos was one of the leaders of the nearly bloodless four-day people power revolution 25 years ago that ousted the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos from 20-year rule and helped install Aquino's mother Corazon "Cory" Aquino to the presidency. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Philippines marks 25 years since 'People Power'

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Friday that the struggle for good governance and the fight against the corruption that characterized the brutal regime of Ferdinand Marcos continues 25 years after the late dictator's ouster in the "People Power" revolution.


  • Philippine demonstrators display placards during a rally in Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines, on Thursday to protest the country's celebration of the 1986 "People Power" revolution. They contend little has changed in the 25 years since. (Associated Press)

    Mideast revolts stir Filipinos' memories

    From the fist-pumping crowds to the anguished dictators, the pro-reform revolts reshaping Arab history resemble the 1986 Philippine uprising that booted a strongman 25 years ago. But the similarity ends with the killing of protesters from Tunisia to Libya.


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