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Marcos Jr.’s choices of Cabinet members draw jeers, cheers from AB profs

Marcos Jr.’s choices of Cabinet members draw jeers, cheers from AB profs

News
  A NUMBER of Artlet professors have criticized some of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr.’s choices for the Cabinet, saying they do not have enough credentials to lead their respective agencies. Asst. Prof. Dennis Coronacion, chairman of the political science department, said Vice President and education secretary Sara Duterte lacks professional experience to lead her agency. “[She] should not have been appointed as DepEd (Department of Education) chief for lack of an education-related degree and lack of education management experience,” he told The Flame. Since Duterte is a lawyer and former local chief executive, she should have been appointed interior or justice secretary, Coronacion said. Journalism program coordinator Felipe Salvosa II scored the appoi...
Marcos Jr. presidency seen to reflect a ‘head-on’ battle between true and false

Marcos Jr. presidency seen to reflect a ‘head-on’ battle between true and false

News
THE MARCOS Jr. administration is expected to reveal the struggle between truth and disinformation, compelling journalists to heighten their efforts to tell the truth, journalism educators said. Since the Marcos camp has had a record of peddling “fake news” to win the election, journalists may find it hard to perform their role as truth-tellers, UST journalism instructor and The Philippine Star desk editor Leo Laparan II said. “The reality of an impending Marcos administration dawned upon us: that now, more than ever, is the best time to be a journalist. It is going to be a head-on battle between truth-tellers and fake news peddlers,” Laparan told The Flame. Laparan said the emphasis on ethical standards and the principles of honest-to-goodness journalism would champion the fig...
A Game of Trolls: The Foul Job Exposed

A Game of Trolls: The Foul Job Exposed

Literary
BY FATIMA B. BADURIA  TROLLING AS a profession perpetuates online with social media as its main operational base. Many misleading messages are crafted to tip the scale towards a presidential bet. As long as this purpose is served, accuracy ceases to matter. As the trolls oppose the truth, their only logical strategy is to suppress logic.  Directed by Maribel Legarda and written by Liza Magtoto, A Game of Trolls conveys a palpable reality through a musical play. The play focuses on a particular historical epoch in the Philippines: the 1970s Martial Law under the dictatorship of former president Ferdinand Marcos. This chapter in history arises as a key project for the trolls in the play since revising it can hasten their political schemes.  Taking center stage as the main protag...
Marcos remains a polarizing figure in the age of disinformation

Marcos remains a polarizing figure in the age of disinformation

Issues
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...
Bongbong Marcos to “hark back” unresolved Martial law legacy, says Hontiveros 

Bongbong Marcos to “hark back” unresolved Martial law legacy, says Hontiveros 

News
FORMER SENATOR Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.'s administration would “hark back on the unresolved legacy” of Martial Law if he becomes the Philippines’ next president, Sen. Risa Hontiveros said. Hontiveros, who is seeking reelection next year, said the country has not yet obtained a “transitional justice” as human rights violations during the term of Marcos’ father, the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, has not been addressed. “If he (Marcos) returns to the government, of course, it goes beyond his personhood alone but it will hark back on the unresolved legacy during Martial Law dictatorship,” Hontiveros said during a press conference with the university’s journalism students last Sept. 29. The Marcoses should also recognize the wrongdoings of the late president and apologize ...