Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Limited copies of Marcos Lies are now for sale!

Marcos Lies is a compilation of essays written by the researchers of the UP Third World Studies Center on various lies that the Marcoses have either concocted or have done nothing to correct, lies that aided them in pursuit of power and plunder. This book shows how the lies were crafted and who enabled the Marcoses to foster their falsity on their targeted audience or those who knew the truth but have chosen to be silent.

The Marcos Lies book is published by the Third World Studies Center with assistance from the Office of the Chancellor through the Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts, University of the Philippines Diliman. 

Only 40 copies available.


Pick-up at UP Diliman - PHP 1,500.00

NCR via courier - PHP 1,750.00

Rest of the Country via courier - PHP 1,850,00

Physical description: soft bound/360 pp./12"x9.5"x1"/1.5 kg.

To order:

Thursday, March 17, 2022

March 8-15, 2022 Drug Related Killings

On March 8-15, while in police custody, one died in Duterte's drug war—the lowest for 2022. This happened a day before the PNP launched the Anti-Illegal Drugs Operations through Reinforcement and Education (ADORE), the drug war's final phase. 


Wednesday, March 09, 2022

March 1-7, 2022 Drug Related Killings


On March 1-7, as parts of the country were placed under pandemic Alert Level 1, 5 were killed in Duterte's drug war. To date, NCR (14) and Negros Occ. (13) top in the killings since 2022 began; the year’s 4th body dump is recorded in Iloilo. 

Friday, March 04, 2022

February 2022 Drug-Related Kilings


On February 1-28, nearly 2 months since COMELEC's gun ban, 30 were killed in Duterte's drug war. After months of deviating from established trends, state agents return to committing majority of the killings, and NCR reemerges as the top hotspot. 

Tuesday, February 08, 2022

The UP Third World Studies Center at 45: The Mass Transit Project


For its forty-fifth anniversary, TWSC commits itself again to its prime mission of bringing critical understanding on how people in unequal societies like the Philippines quest for freedom. And how, in that very quest, it is unable to let go of its dehumanizing and corrupt authoritarian tendencies. With this in mind, the TWSC then would like to share some of its recent research and resources to the academic community and the public in general.

In 2018, the Center put up the website “The Mass Transit System in Metro Manila: From Tranvia to MRT, 1879-2014.” Besides interview recordings, maps, and written research outputs, the website also features a page dedicated to the historical documentary “Tranvia: Ang Mga Riles sa Kamaynilaan.” Other outputs of the program, which concluded in 2019, will be released within 2022.