Why I believe Rodrigo Duterte is copying Marcos’ moves to set up a dictatorship

USE THIS - 2016 Elections UPDATES June 8-15

By Raïssa Robles - (I gave this brief speech when I was a discussant in Friday's University of the Philippines forum, “Never Again, Never Forget: Martial Law, the Academe, and the Public”. Being neither a UP professor nor a state employee who is banned from expressing political opinion, I felt I was free to point out an unfolding political phenomenon that seemed to closely mimic what the Dictator, Ferdinand Marcos, did in 1972. I am referring to presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte. My deep thanks to the UP College of Social Sciences and Philosophy and the Department of History for inviting me to be part of their historic two-day Forum.)

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I’m signing books at La Solidaridad this Saturday afternoon

MARTIAL LAW Never Again book

When the Student Edition is launched at the Philippine PEN (Poets & Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) meet - By Raissa Robles - The Student Edition of my book, Marcos Martial Law: Never Again is now out and can be bought at La Solidaridad in Padre Faura, Manila and, starting Monday, at the University of the Philippines Third World Studies Center. This is at the basement of Palma Hall (just ask the guard for directions).

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Historic two-day conference on Martial Law in UP, Diliman starts tomorrow

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By Raïssa Robles - Despite the mysterious fire that gutted the rooms of social science professors at the University of the Philippines, a historic conference entitled Never Again, Never Forget: Martial Law, the Academe, and the Public will go on starting tomorrow at the fourth floor of Palma Hall (the old Arts and Sciences building). The conference is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. But slots are limited for the snacks and lunch, so try to sign up at once. In any case, those who are too late can still attend the conference where noted professors on the subject will discuss various aspects of Martial Law. Those interested have to sign up online because

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My book, Marcos Martial Law: Never Again now in La Solidaridad book store, Manila

MARTIAL LAW Never Again book

You can also avail of free delivery anywhere in the Philippines reached by courier service - By Raïssa Robles - The iconic La Solidaridad book shop along Padre Faura, Manila, owned by National Artist F. Sionil Jose and his wife, is now carrying my book.

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Five vice-presidential candidates, including Sen. Bongbong Marcos, now have my book

MARTIAL LAW Never Again book

By Raïssa Robles - I know because I personally delivered copies of my book Marcos Martial Law: Never Again to the offices of the following candidates for the vice-presidency: Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero Senator Alan Peter Cayetano Senator Gregorio Honasan Senator Antonio Trillanes III

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My book launch of Marcos Martial Law: Never Again is this Monday April 4 in UP Diliman

BOOK - hot off the press - THUMB

By Raïssa Robles - It's now all set. The book launch of Marcos Martial Law: Never Again, a brief history of torture and atrocity under the New Society is on April 4 Monday afternoon at Balay Kalinaw, otherwise known as Ikeda Hall.

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Bomb threat in Ateneo derails launch of my book on Marcos Martial Law: Never Again

BOOK - hot off the press - THUMB

Because of the bomb threat in Ateneo de Manila University this morning - which locked down the entire campus for the whole day - the university is implementing new security rules which make it difficult, if not impossible to hold the launch of my book there this Thursday, March 31.

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My book on Marcos Martial Law will be formally launched March 31 in Ateneo, QC

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My dear colleagues in Cyber Plaza Miranda, Facebook, Twitter and the Internet - By Raissa Robles - I wanted to announce to you first when the formal book launching will be - two Thursdays from now, on March 31, 2016 in the afternoon at the Ateneo de Manila University. I would very much appreciate it if you and your friends could come.

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