By Raïssa Robles - Despite the mysterious fire that gutted the rooms of social science professors at the University of the Philippines, a historic conference entitled Never Again, Never Forget: Martial Law, the Academe, and the Public will go on starting tomorrow at the fourth floor of Palma Hall (the old Arts and Sciences building). The conference is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. But slots are limited for the snacks and lunch, so try to sign up at once. In any case, those who are too late can still attend the conference where noted professors on the subject will discuss various aspects of Martial Law. Those interested have to sign up online because
You can also avail of free delivery anywhere in the Philippines reached by courier service - By Raïssa Robles - The iconic La Solidaridad book shop along Padre Faura, Manila, owned by National Artist F. Sionil Jose and his wife, is now carrying my book.
By Raïssa Robles - I know because I personally delivered copies of my book Marcos Martial Law: Never Again to the offices of the following candidates for the vice-presidency: Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero Senator Alan Peter Cayetano Senator Gregorio Honasan Senator Antonio Trillanes III
There is no going back now. The tarp is up.
By Raïssa Robles - It's now all set. The book launch of Marcos Martial Law: Never Again, a brief history of torture and atrocity under the New Society is on April 4 Monday afternoon at Balay Kalinaw, otherwise known as Ikeda Hall.
Because of the bomb threat in Ateneo de Manila University this morning - which locked down the entire campus for the whole day - the university is implementing new security rules which make it difficult, if not impossible to hold the launch of my book there this Thursday, March 31.
My dear colleagues in Cyber Plaza Miranda, Facebook, Twitter and the Internet - By Raissa Robles - I wanted to announce to you first when the formal book launching will be - two Thursdays from now, on March 31, 2016 in the afternoon at the Ateneo de Manila University. I would very much appreciate it if you and your friends could come.
By Raïssa Robles - My heart is full. But I know the battle has just begun for the hearts and minds of the Filipino people over the kind of future they want. Do they want a dictatorship or a democracy? Do they want to hand over their civil liberties to one man who has promised them a glowing future or do they want to fix the current elite democracy and fight for one that is more just and inclusive. When I was writing this book nearly all of last year, it was a very lonely occupation. But now that it is out of the bag, so to speak, I find myself surprised, amazed and grateful for the wonderful reception from my colleagues in media. I was only able to tell them at such a very short notice that I was soft launching this book on Marcos Martial Law: Never Again. But they came. And those who didn't sent words of support.
Now that Senator Bongbong Marcos is trying to milk the Star Wars movie "from the sands of Paoay to the moons (????) of Batac," my hubby Alan came up with some interesting facts about Star Wars and the Marcoses.