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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]