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Manolo Quezon is #TheExplainer Newsletter - The Marcos-Stonehill Mystery Issue

Manuel L. Quezon III
Manuel L. Quezon III
Another Marcos Mystery, solved? That’s thew tantalizing possibility I raise in both my column and a blog entry rounding-up readings and links on the topic.

Harry S. Stonehill
Harry S. Stonehill
This week's The Long View
William Saunders: A name that binds | Inquirer Opinion
William Saunders, Harry S. Stonehill, and Ferdinand E. Marcos
In the blog entry below, I provide links to background readings on Harry S. Stonehill: his rise to fame and fortune, his sudden fall which triggered a political earthquake in the Philippines, his long exile and the litigation he launched against the U.S. government that has been continued by his estate decades after his death. Then, the story of Marcos and his fortune, including his using the pseudonym “William Saunders” –and how, as my column explored, there was an actual William Saunders who happened to be Stonehill’s lawyer –and the man who brought the Stonehill empire crashing down, implicating, along the way, Ferdinand Marcos himself.
"William Saunders" was Ferdinand E. Marcos
"William Saunders" was Ferdinand E. Marcos
Notes on William Saunders, Ferdinand E. Marcos, and Harry Stonehill: The Name That Binds – Manuel L. Quezon III
Ideas: The Fall of the Fifth Republic
Presentation: The Rise and Fall of our Fifth Republic – Manuel L. Quezon III
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Manuel L. Quezon III
Manuel L. Quezon III @mlq3

I'm a columnist for the Philippine Daily Inquirer; an Editor at large at; I write on history, politics and culture; and I write speeches and have worked in political communications; and I used to broadcast (which is where The Explainer comes from); I also set up and maintain the Philippine Diary Project; this is a newsletter to keep readers abreast of what I've written, am writing, and think about what's going on as well as a way to expand topics and conversations on all sorts of issues. Ideally, this will come thrice weekly:
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3. Passion Project Weekends: reviews and recommendations books, movies, and other things; updates on The Philippine Diary Project and other things I find interesting. If my podcast comes out, this is when I'd promote it.

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