Philippines activists warn against a new Marcos regime
02 July 2022 | 1:09 pm
Artists and activists in the Philippines have been trying to raise awareness about the dictatorship era under the Ferdinand Marcos, the father of the newly elected president Ferdinand Marcos Junior. Many have been warning for years against forgetting.
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