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Historical denialism has just begun with Marcos’ win—veteran journalist

Historical denialism has just begun with Marcos’ win—veteran journalist

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by NILLLICENT BAUTISTA THE REVISION of Philippine history has just begun with the looming victory of presidential race frontrunner Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., a veteran journalist said. Thomasian journalist and educator Crispin Maslog said Marcos’ camp had attempted to revise history and dispute truths even before he ran for vice president in 2016. “The Marcos project to revise Philippine history has just begun,” journalism and communication professor Crispin Maslog said in a speech during the UST 2022 Outstanding Alumni (TOTAL) Awards last May 14. “Apart from attempting to erase the history of abuse and corruption by the Marcoses during Martial Law years, the claim has recurring themes, or as often described as “shocking information” is generally portrayed as having b...
Veteran journo: Duterte, media should adjust to each other

Veteran journo: Duterte, media should adjust to each other

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By ALI IAN MARCELINO V. BIONG PRESIDENT RODRIGO Duterte should improve his manner of speaking while journalists should cope with his communication style, veteran journalist Crispin Maslog said in the 50th St. Thomas More Lecture held Thursday. The Journalism alumnus said Duterte’s “barkada style” of public speaking is inappropriate for a high-ranking government official, noting that he should be sensitive to his audience. “I don’t think that he should have a one-size-fits-all communication style. ‘Yan ang problema niya. When you’re talking to heads of states, you don’t insult them like ‘You son of a bitch.’ That is not the proper way. […] He should learn how to adjust his communication style,” Maslog said. The President should be mindful of his tirades against the media, he...
Students urged to never forget Martial Law atrocities

Students urged to never forget Martial Law atrocities

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“MOVING ON without justice being served is not moving on—it’s giving up.” This was the reminder of University of the Philippines professor and anti-Martial Law advocate Crispin Maslog to Journalism and Communication Arts students in a forum held Saturday. Maslog, a former publisher of a weekly newspaper in Dumaguete that was closed down due to Martial Law, urged millennials to open their eyes to the damages to the mass media the said era has brought, even though they were not yet born at the time it happened. “People without the knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture [are] like [trees] without roots,” Maslog said, quoting Jamaican political leader and journalist Marcus Garvey. “The mass media became very critical and Marcos clamped down on the mass media with ...