Sheila S. Coronel

Sheila S. Coronel is a professor at Col­umbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. She reported on the fall of the Marcos dictatorship and its aftermath.

Diary: Rewriting the Marcos Years

Sheila S. Coronel, 30 March 2023

Which archival sources are used and whose voices are silenced? The Marcoses have – for now – claimed the archive and seized the narrative. They tell the story of a golden age followed by a fall and a quest for redemption. In the Philippines, a deeply Catholic country, the story has a satisfying narrative arc.

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