Embarrassment of riches

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 […]

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So you want to build a dynasty

And will someone please tell the Filipino people: How many times did Marcos’ top generals  dance in drag?  But first things first, if you are itching to build your very own political dynasty, take the test below and see if you have the aptitude for it. My hubby Alan proudly made the test, inspired by the best practices of current […]

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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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Senator Bongbong Marcos confirmed he had a direct hand in trying to withdraw US$213M from a Swiss bank in 1986

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My exclusive interview with Sen. Bongbong Marcos By Raïssa Robles One remark you might hear from supporters of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.  is that we shouldn’t blame the son for the sins of the father. Even Satur Ocampo said something to this effect when he defended his decision to run alongside the dictator’s offspring in 2010. “We are not collecting […]

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“What is that idiot screaming about?” – Raffy Alunan asks

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  By Raïssa Robles   UPDATE: Rafael Alunan again wrote on my website, this time to clarify that he was NOT referring to Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos as THE SCREAMING IDIOT. But to someone else: Here is what he said: Raissa, in the interest of accuracy, I did not refer to Bongbong Marcos as an idiot, so please correct 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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Senator Bongbong Marcos slams former President Fidel Ramos on Twitter

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By Raïssa Robles On the social networking site Twitter, Ria Roxas tweeted to Sen. Bongbong Marcos a link to my article entitled Fidel Ramos phoned me to shed light on his role in Ferdinand Marcos’ non-burial. Marcos had a mouthful to say against his distant uncle. Ria, a customer care representative who makes it known she is not related to […]

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