The House of Representatives passed on third reading earlier this month a bill declaring September 11 of every year as a special non-working holiday in Ilocos Norte to commemorate the birthday of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
Senator Leila De Lima has taken a swipe at Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III for saying the bill declaring September 11 a holiday in Ilocos Norte to honor the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos would breeze through in the Senate.
President Rodrigo Duterte would respect the decision of Congress on the proposed bill declaring September 11 a non-working holiday in Ilocos Norte to observe the birth anniversary of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos, his spokesman said.
The Philippines plunged into recession after its biggest quarterly contraction on record, data showed Thursday, as the economy reels from coronavirus lockdowns that have wrecked businesses and thrown millions out of work.
Senator Imee Marcos is hoping the University of the Philippines (UP) will also let her family share their experience on martial law since it is set to offer a subject on her father’s strongman rule next year.
Malacañang on Monday welcomed the move of the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman to teach the proclamation of martial law under former presidents Ferdinand Marcos and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, and President Rodrigo Duterte.
Senator Imee Marcos has thumbed down proposals to make the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) mandatory for senior high school students even if her father, the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, made a similar order in the 1960s.
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