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.
By Raïssa Robles - July is usually a month when Congress reporters hardly have anything to write about because our honorable legislators are on recess (read – vacationing abroad). Some lawmakers use this lull to try to grab media attention. As an example, look at Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos. His spin doctors are no doubt telling him that this year, he should project himself on the national stage, with an eye on next year’s presidential election.
Just my opinion By Raïssa Robles I had not expected this. I thought few would be interested in reading about the Marcoses at a time when the Binays are the hot topic. To all those who shared and read my piece, I would like to thank them all. One thing the Internet has done for writers is to give us almost instant reader feedback. Until I started this blog, I had been used to writing in isolation. But as I said, I wasn't expecting that many people to read it. I thought it would be treated as just a period piece to mark a dark anniversary.
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.
With more and more registered voters having no memory of the REAL Ferdinand Marcos, the Philippines may yet see another Marcos occupying Malacañang Palace in two years' time.
The state dinner for POTUS was delicious. The guest list was something else. It was so weird that my hubby Alan just had to write it for South China Morning Post. Here is his story: Guess who came to dinner: Obama's Philippines reception featured a colourful cast - By Alan Robles
I was invited by the University of the Philippines Third World Studies Center to deliver a speech on the dictator Ferdinand Marcos. I will deconstruct why he is loved to this day. Or seems to be loved to this day.
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 […]
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 […]