By Raïssa Robles - Janet Lim Napoles is indeed a very powerful and well-connected woman. So powerful, she was able to stop the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee from investigating her not just once but twice.
You'd think it was the President of the Philippines testifying.
Just my opinion by Raïssa Robles - We Filipinos thought it was enough to topple a dictator. We thought we could rest easy after that. We thought wrong. Some of those who helped unseat the tyrant Ferdinand Marcos were tempted to do what he did - use political power to enrich themselves, live comfortably on the people's money, get ahead of the rest and to hell with everybody else.
“The United States for the first time has explicitly rejected the U-shaped, nine-dash line that China uses to assert sovereignty over nearly the whole South China Sea, experts say, strengthening the position of rival claimants and setting the stage for what could be an international legal showdown with Beijing,” according to journalist Parameswaran Ponnudurai.
Here is my speech for the forum sponsored by the University of the Philippines Third World Studies Center on My husband's lovers: Why Martial Law babies to the present generation love and hate Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos.
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.
By Raissa Robles TOKYO – Today I learned a lot while attending a journalists’ conference on regional security in Tokyo sponsored by The Japan Institute of International Affairs. Since the conference was governed by a somewhate revised version of Chatham House rules – which in journo speak simply means – you can quote but no name attribution unless you were […]
raissarobles.com - PICK OF THE DAY - How did celebrated Hollywood actor Robert de Niro slip past the airport reporters in Manila?
Mr. President, I rise on a matter of personal privilege. Bago po ako magsimula, gusto ko pong ipaabot sa ating mga kababayan na tayo ay nakikiisa sa national day of prayer na naglalayong ipanalangin ang mga sinapit ng bansa sa nakaraang taon, lalo na ang pinsalang idinulot ng bagyong Yolanda sa kabisayaan, lindol sa Bohol at Cebu at ang giyera […]