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Marcos Jr.’s blueprint for education: What do Thomasians say?

Marcos Jr.’s blueprint for education: What do Thomasians say?

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by JASMINE MAE ALARDE, EDUARDO FAJERMO JR., and AXEL ALDANA   IN HIS first State of the Nation Address, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. vowed to revive the education system by fully reopening the schools and addressing technology-related issues. Marcos Jr. said the education department is already preparing to implement in-person classes “with the utmost consideration for the safety of students,” given the continuing threat of COVID-19.  He also promised to improve internet connection quality and digitalize certain processes.  Although he admitted that digitalizing the processes would create “inequalities” among Filipinos, he would still push for it as he deemed it “vital” for citizens not to be left behind.  However, these plans brewed different outlooks from Thom...
Marcos remains a polarizing figure in the age of disinformation

Marcos remains a polarizing figure in the age of disinformation

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During the height of the late president Ferdinand Marcos' regime, Marriane's* father was hit on the stomach with a wooden baton by a police officer for violating the curfew. Marriane's father was just on his way home from work when the incident happened. However, her father still believes that there is beauty in Marcos' dictatorship because "it was really strict." "I told him that he wouldn't be hit, no one would go missing, or be tortured to death if it's (Marcos regime) really good back then," Marriane told The Flame. Unlike her father, Marriane is a firm believer that the Marcos dictatorship was one of the darkest days in Philippine history. Her father just dismisses her claims. "He told me that I have no idea about the Marcoses and that I should not believe what I re...