Independent news has never been so important.

Did you know that you can get Democracy Now! delivered to your inbox every day? Sign up for our Daily News Digest today! Don't worry, we'll never share or sell your information.

Ferdinand Marcos Jr., Son of Late Dictator, Sworn In as President of Philippines

HeadlineJun 30, 2022

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has been sworn in as president of the Philippines at a ceremony today in Manila. Marcos Jr. is the son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, who ruled the Philippines from 1965 until 1986, when he was overthrown in a popular uprising. Survivors of Marcos’s brutal two-decade regime have recounted horrific details of torture under Marcos’s regime. Here in New York, Filipino American activists gathered in Times Square Wednesday for a protest. This is Nikki Pagulayan.

Nikki Pagulayan: “No matter what, they will not be able to silence us or quell our fight, because they are up against a movement that has defeated colonization, occupation and dictators past. Maybe the Marcoses have been so set that they forgot the hundreds and thousands of people that rose up across the homeland and overseas and ousted them once, because we will [bleep] oust them again!”

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation