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.
Exclusive by Raïssa Robles - Sometime in 1989, the late Betty Go-Belmonte handed me a cassette tape and told me - "see what you can do with this." It contained a piece of country music on "Imelda's Shoes" by the rising comedy duo James "Sandy" Pinkard and Richard Bowden.
I’d like to share with you all my work as a foreign correspondent. Some commenters have asked me why I’m posting only now an article on Senator Loren Legarda’s two SALNs. It’s because my blog is not my main work. South China Morning Post is my main work. This article, published yesterday on Sunday Morning Post magazine, sheds light on […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]