Marcos Jr. won Philippine presidency, unofficial count showsMay 10, 2022 GMT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The namesake son of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos appeared to have been elected Philippine president by a landslide in an astonishing reversal of the 1986 “People Power” pro-democracy revolt that ousted his father.
Dictator’s son far ahead in Philippine presidential voteMay 9, 2022 GMT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The son and namesake of ousted Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos took a commanding lead in an unofficial vote count in Monday’s presidential election in the deeply divided Asian democracy.
Philippine election narrows to Marcos Jr., rights defenderMay 9, 2022 GMT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — More than three decades after a largely peaceful “People Power” revolt overthrew Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, his son and namesake is the top choice in most voter-preference surveys.
Dictator’s son, rights lawyer vie for Philippine presidencyMay 8, 2022 GMT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — More than three decades after a largely peaceful “People Power” revolt overthrew Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, his son and namesake has emerged as the top contender in Monday’s presidential election based on most voter-preference surveys.
Marcos redux? Dictator’s son may win Philippine presidencyMay 7, 2022 GMT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Sara Duterte smile and chat of their love of burgers and mango shakes on the election trail in a carefree YouTube video before breaking into a short rap penned for their campaign for president and vice president of the Philippines by a popular singer.
Philippine vote: Volunteers back reformer vs. dictator’s sonMay 2, 2022 GMT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — One supporter wrote a stirring campaign song that has been played nearly 4 million times on Spotify. Other volunteers are barnstorming Philippine villages, going door-to-door to endorse Vice President Leni Robredo in next week’s presidential election.
Philippines ambassador to China ‘Chito’ Sta. Romana diesApril 19, 2022 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — The Philippines’ ambassador to China, Jose Santiago “Chito” Sta. Romana, has died while in quarantine for COVID-19. He was 74.
Sta. Romana was a longtime resident of China and had been a correspondent for ABC News prior to being appointed ambassador in 2016.
50 years apart: Philippine activist fights dictator then sonFebruary 25, 2022 GMT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Memories of the “People Power” revolt by millions of Filipinos who helped overthrow Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos 36 years ago are bittersweet for Loretta Rosales, who opposed him as an activist and was arrested and tortured by his forces before his downfall.
Late Philippine dictator’s son clears key election hurdleFebruary 10, 2022 GMT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine election officials on Thursday dismissed three more petitions seeking to disqualify the son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos from the upcoming presidential election in a ruling that removed a major obstacle to his candidacy, which human rights groups oppose.
Official who voted to bar Marcos Jr. election bid retiresFebruary 2, 2022 GMT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine elections official, who voted to disqualify the son and namesake of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos in upcoming presidential elections, has alleged that a fellow official plotted to invalidate her vote by delaying the release of the final ruling until after her retirement Wednesday.
Filipino dictator’s son loses 1 of 3 votes on elections bidJanuary 27, 2022 GMT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — One of three Philippine election commissioners handling petitions to disqualify late dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ son from the May presidential polls said Thursday that she voted in favor of the petitions and suspected there were efforts to nullify her vote against the leading candidate criticized by human rights groups.
Philippine dictator’s son defeats bid vs. presidential runJanuary 17, 2022 GMT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The son of former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos defeated on Monday a bid to disqualify him from the May 9 presidential race but still faces other petitions from human rights victims and others who have raised alarm over atrocities under his late father's rule.
Filipino martial law victims challenge Marcos’ election bidNovember 17, 2021 GMT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Filipino activists who were jailed, abused and tortured during late dictator Ferdinand Marcos' martial law asked the Commission on Elections Wednesday to disqualify his son and namesake from running for president next year, saying he may “whitewash” history and make it nearly impossible to recover plundered wealth.
Duterte’s daughter to run for VP with ex-dictator’s sonNovember 13, 2021 GMT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s daughter on Saturday registered her candidacy for vice president in next year’s elections and was chosen as the running mate of Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the late dictator's son, in an alliance that has alarmed human rights activists.
Filipino activists want Marcos son out of presidential raceNovember 3, 2021 GMT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Human rights groups asked the Philippine Commission on Elections to disqualify the son and namesake of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos from running for president in next year’s elections, saying he was convicted of tax evasion, could no longer hold public office and kept the damaging details from the public.
Philippine VP seeks 2022 presidency, facing dictator’s sonOctober 7, 2021 GMT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine vice president and opposition leader Leni Robredo registered her presidential candidacy Thursday for next year's elections in a move that would bring the pro-democracy advocate to a new faceoff with the son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos who is also seeking the top post.
Philippine dictator son’s presidential run triggers protestsOctober 6, 2021 GMT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The son and namesake of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, who was toppled in a 1986 pro-democracy uprising, registered his candidacy Wednesday for next year’s presidential elections, sparking a protest by activists who angrily recalled the widespread human rights atrocities that marked the martial law era under his late father.
Son of ousted Philippine dictator to seek presidencyOctober 5, 2021 GMT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The son and namesake of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, who was toppled in a 1986 revolt, announced Tuesday that he would seek the presidency in next year’s elections in what activists say is an attempt to whitewash a dark period in the country’s history marked by plunder and human rights atrocities.
Philippine democracy scion, ex-leader Benigno Aquino diesJune 25, 2021 GMT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, the son of pro-democracy icons who helped topple dictator Ferdinand Marcos and a defender of good governance who took China's sweeping territorial claims to an international court, has died.
Manafort case sparks conversation about sentence disparitiesMarch 9, 2019 GMT
A judge's decision to sentence President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman to less than four years in prison — a fraction of the penalty called for in government guidelines — sparked widespread anger Friday and opened up a conversation about whether the justice system treats different crimes and criminals fairly...
Manafort has served top US pols and a sketchy cast abroadMarch 22, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pick any decade over the past half-century, and Paul Manafort has had a starring role in the rise (and maybe fall) of somebody big...
AP Exclusive: Neglect ruins Marcos’ prized shoesSeptember 24, 2012 GMT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Termites, storms and neglect have damaged part of former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos' legendary collection of shoes and other possessions left behind after she and her dictator husband were driven into U.S.