Read or download this excerpt from Chapter 1 of Marcos Martial: Never Again book
By Raïssa Robles
With the sudden heightened interest on Martial Law, let me share with you excerpts from Chapter One of our Marcos Martial Law: Never Again book. This book is actually a study of a “benevolent” dictatorship.
When he imposed Martial Law, Marcos promised to reduce poverty, bring peace, security, development and progress to the nation. What happened was the exact opposite, as this book details.
Chapter 1 narrates how Marcos made extensive preparations to impose military rule and how he actually carried it out. The chapter is based, among others, on Marcos’ own diaries (which he accidentally left behind in Malacañang Palace), on face-to-face interviews with military officers who took part in the imposition, on recently declassified papers from the United States including the Nixon papers and dispatches to and from the US Embassy in Manila.
My deep appreciation to my publisher, Filipinos for a Better Philippines, for allowing me to share this with you.
You can either read the Chapter extract online or download it and share it with your friends and relatives. The extract comes from the Collectors Edition.
You can read or download this chapter extract by clicking on this link.
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You will notice that this extract has missing pages.
It is because I shared with you previously those missing pages which gave a capsule biography of Ferdinand Marcos. For those who have not read this particular extract, you can do so by clicking on this link.
And now the GOOD NEWS.
Copies of the softbound edition (or Student Edition) will soon be available again in National Book Store.
Pls. wait for my announcement.