[OPINION] The Marcos dynasty and the battle for Ilocos Norte

Even as the Marcoses are getting closer to pulling off the biggest political comeback the Philippines will have ever seen, they are simultaneously plotting their complete domination of the politics of Ilocos Norte, the very base of this astonishing would-be restoration of their political fortunes. Ferdinand Marcos Jr launched his political career as governor in … Read more

Young Marcoses protect Ilocos Norte dynasty as family strives for Malacañang comeback

ILOCOS NORTE, Philippines – Renato Navarro, who owns a pasalubong store in Laoag City, was raring to go to the Capitol grounds on Friday, March 25, to see his presidential bet – the dictator’s heir Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. But when you ask him if he would vote for Marcos Jr.’s son, nephew, and his … Read more

HBO’s ‘Winning Time’ an entertaining look at Lakers ‘dynasty’

If the 1980s was the unquestioned decade of glamor and decadence, the Lakers of Dr. Jerry Buss and Pat Riley, of Magic and Kareem, of Jack Nicholson and Paula Abdul’s dance squad, clearly took center stage as the living embodiment of a sports world and league desperate for such an entertainment infusion. That, after all, … Read more