By Raïssa Robles - Only a block of cheese, er, Chiz stands between Sen. Bongbong Marcos Jr. and the vice-presidency. Which is why, one political analyst told me, the Marcos family is infuriated at Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero. Who is he anyway? Just the son of Salvador “Sonny” Escudero, a former alalay of their late patriarch, President Ferdinand Marcos.
Ni Raissa Robles - Isinalin sa Pilipino ni Cha Coronel Datu - Magandang umaga. Bago ako magsimula, meron muna akong isang kuwento sa inyo. Dito sa building na ito, una kong nakilala si Imee Marcos. Siya ang gumanap noon na pangunahing aktor sa tagalog na bersyon ng isang dulang may pamagat sa Ingles na "Animal Farm". Si Professor Jonas Sebastian ang direktor. At ako naman ang Stage Manager. Naaalala ko na kinailangang baguhin ni Jonas ang ilang linyang bibigkasin ni Imee sa dulang ito kasi may pagkakahawig ang buod nito sa mga tunay na nangyayari sa ating bansa noong mga panahong iyon. Tungkol kasi ang "Animal Farm" sa isang rebolusyong nadiskaril. Nagkataon naman noon, yun din ang nangyayari sa tinatawag ni Marcos na "Revolution from the Center". Unti-unti na ring nadidiskaril noon.
Can the Marcoses be charged in court using their dad's "anti-fencing" decree? - Analysis by Raïssa Robles - Don't be fooled by what the Marcoses are saying – that Imelda is “disappointed” and Imee is “surprised” that the unico hijo is only running for VP. That's the spin the first family of crime wants the public to believe. That Baby Marcos is not running for the presidency, but the spare tire position underneath.
Guest blog by Lorraine Marie T. Badoy - I am reprinting this with Lorraine's permission. It is a citizen's reaction to Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos showing off her well chiseled body on the cover of a magazine. For a long time now, the Marcoses have crawled back into public affection by getting featured in the lifestyle sections of newspapers and in fashion and leisure magazines. Their beautiful photos hold a deep dark secret that they wish the public will simply forget. This is the message of Imee Marcos' magazine cover.
To remember the most famous celebrant this September – Ferdinand Edralin “William Saunders” & "Fred" Marcos – and his declaration of Martial Law, I asked my hubby Alan to whip up some recipes since he's a wizard in the kitchen. Alan obliged and came up with four dishes. I said “more”. And he came up with another one. Here they are:
My hubby Alan could not believe his eyes when he read write-ups from this head-hunting firm praising the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and Adolf Hitler.
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 […]