Out of the blue, Fe Zamora texted me last Sunday. Philippine Daily Inquirer editor-in-chief Letty Jimenez-Magsanoc wanted me to write a piece on the Marcoses. Could I make the tight deadline? Sure, I said. Because it was a chance to share with the non-digital audience my research and interviews on the Marcos era. The result was a 2,487-word piece that appeared today in the newspaper edition and on the Inquirer website.
By Raïssa Robles Coming from the dentist yesterday, the last thing I expected was a phone call from former President Fidel Ramos. We talked for nearly two hours about how, a year into his presidency, he allowed Marcos’ body to be brought back to the Philippines under certain preconditions. We also talked about other things which he repeatedly told […]
Marcos body was accorded military honors in 1993 My exclusive By Raïssa Robles Should we be surprised? In his very last news conference as outgoing President, Fidel Ramos told reporters that the Marcos family broke one of the three preconditions they had agreed to in exchange for bringing Ferdinand Marcos’ remains to the Philippines. “I authorized the return of […]
Is there a Binay-Marcos alliance shaping up? By Raïssa Robles But full military honors for a Commander-in-Chief who turned sections of the military into torture machines that killed and maimed thousands of Filipinos whose only crime was to oppose his rotten, greedy dictatorship? Hell, no way! The decision of Vice-President Jejomar Binay to recommend “full military honors” for a man […]
My Exclusive By Raïssa Robles Ferdinand Marcos’ so-called Medal of Valor – the Philippines’ highest war medal awarded to a soldier for bravery – is “highly suspicious”, military historian Dr. Ricardo Trota Jose said. “In the (original) citation, they can’t seem to get it straight because they keep saying Medal for Valor. I think the real official name is really […]
My exclusive By Raïssa Robles Dr. Ricardo Trota Jose took exception to Ferdinand Marcos’ claim that his exploits in Bataan delayed its fall by three months. He said: “One man could not have done that. (To claim that) is an injustice to the others. Some of the others died, gave up their lives.” Dr. Jose also said a […]