The proposal to amend the 1987 Constitution has been revived and so are the suspicions on the motives of those who are pushing for it.
In this episode of F Files, The Flame tackles the efforts by previous administrations to amend the Constitution and gathers insights on the possible implications of the fresh push for charter change.
Director: Bless Aubrey Ogerio
Researchers and Writers: Jasmine Mae Alarde and Mariane Ysabella Pante
Video Editor: Rainiel Angelyn Figueroa
PRESIDENT FERDINAND Marcos, Jr. has named a Communication Arts alumna and UST law graduate as officer-in-charge (OIC) and undersecretary of the Office of the Press Secretary, the lead communication arm of the government.
Cheloy Velicaria-Garafil, who finished her Communication Arts degree in 1992, assumed leadership of the OPS last week, replacing lawyer and vlogger Trixie Cruz-Angeles, who had resigned supposedly due to health reasons.
Garafil was appointed chief of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in June but resigned last Friday to become Marcos’ press secretary.
Asked in a recent interview why she was designated as an OIC, not as a full-fledged secretary, Garafil said titles are not important and that what matters is that she has t...
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...
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...