Thank you, Letty Magsanoc for asking me to write on the Marcoses for the Inquirer

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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.

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Is this how Marcos’ top generals Ver and Ramos looked dancing the hula?

By Raissa Robles I wondered how the dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ top two generals must have looked dancing the hula. This is what my hubby Alan came up with, minus the red lipstick and the high heels that Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile had detailed in his memoir. Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!   Senator Bongbong Marcos has […]

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Martial Law in brief – just kidding

In celebration of the People Power anniversary, which many people seem to have swept aside because of the standoff in Sabah, my hubby Alan wrote the following humor column. It’s nostalgic for him in a way because he began writing humor columns during the dark days of Martial Law, when laughing about the dictatorship was the only way to ease […]

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VP Jojo Binay told PNoy – Marcos burial issue is a “partisan conflict” needing win-win solution

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  “In life, we make decisions that could win the day but lose the morrow, or decisions that could lose the day but win the morrow. It is my hope that this recommendation, would win the day and win tomorrow.” - Vice-President Jejomar Binay told PNoy as he recommended military honors for the dead dictator Ferdinand Marcos   My exclusive […]

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Did VP Jojo Binay mislead PNoy on the Marcos burial issue?

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  My exclusive analysis By Raïssa Robles It sure seems like he did. When Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay gave President Benigno Aquino III his recommendation to bury Ferdinand Marcos with “military honors,” a smoking-gun document was attached to his recommendation, according to sources I interviewed. My sources came from all sides of the issue, including the Marcos camp. The […]

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Al Jazeera’s Rica Pedrosa makes a searing, personal documentary on Martial Law

  She waylays Imelda Marcos the way no Filipino has yet  Our very good friend Veronica Pedrosa made this highly personal documentary which I would recommend for viewing. Not only because my journalist-hubby Alan comes out at the start before film director Joel Lamangan. But because Rica puts Martial Law and the Marcoses in the context that they  ought to […]

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Tortured – a victim’s story

  By Raïssa Robles The torture happened over 30 years ago but to this day, the victim still insisted on talking to me on condition that I won’t reveal his name. Na-torture ka pala (you were tortured), I told the person whom I have known for the last 17 years. And yet he never mentioned he had been tortured even […]

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