By Raissa Robles Taal Volcano is rumbling and smoking again. So what’s new. Only a month ago, I had gazed down at its placid but deadly beauty. I marvelled at this tiniest active volcano on earth. Among our more than 200 volcanoes, Taal gets second spot, next to Mayon, for the number of known eruptions. […]
By Raissa Robles Senator Bongbong Marcos has replied via Twitter to my post on Why the Marcoses want Ferdinand buried a hero. Someone told this to me and so I checked it out. Here is how the son of the late dictator replied to all the points I raised on why his father does not […]
by Raissa Robles Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s sins “are as clear as morning,” her predecessor Joseph “Erap” Estrada, who turns 74 today, just said. In particular, he said, the former President-turned-Congresswoman Arroyo should squarely face allegations she cheated his best friend Fernando Poe Jr. in the 2004 polls. Estrada is one political personality who makes covering […]
Just my opinion By Raissa Robles A year ago when Benigno Aquino III was courting the people’s vote to clinch the presidency he “unequivocally rejected the idea of allowing a state and hero’s burial for the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos which his rival, Nacionalista Party standard-bearer Manuel Villar, is supportive of.” That was what Philippine […]
Dear Vice-President Jejomar Binay, Burying Ferdinand Marcos as a hero at Libingan ng mga Bayani is not a matter of public debate but of truth. Marcos lied on live international TV about his stupendous war record. Which makes most of his war medals suspect. Before engaging everyone in debate, text or e-mail, please investigate his […]
Alan Robles, a multi-awarded journalist, has been posting a series of exposés on the Marcoses in his website hotmanila.ph over the last 11 years. I’d like to share them with you all, especially with the present generation. Alan intentionally wrote in satire to celebrate our new-found freedoms. You see, during Martial Law, laughing at the […]
And what this has to do with Rizal and Marcos By Raissa Robles I’ve been writing since I was a kid. Writing all sorts of stuff. I’ve written about Sharon and Gabby, earthquakes and volcanoes, pearls and fashion, and even an adventure tale. But increasingly, I do not know why I feel compelled to write […]
Some of you may have noticed that when you submit your comments to any of my posts your comments do not show up at once. There is a technical explanation for it. One of the ways my earlier site was hacked was through the “Comments” button. Someone planted a malicious code. To prevent that, the […]
And why Bongbong Marcos is now a senator
UPDATE: I wrote this five years ago in 2011. And it’s still as relevant today. Isn’t that DEPRESSING?
By Raissa Robles
By having the dictator Ferdinand Marcos buried at Libingan ng mga Bayani, the Marcos clan will be able to erase his sordid and wicked past and have him declared a hero.
By Raissa Robles “The Federal Bureau of Investigation is aware of the suspicious transactions” of the power couple, Congressman Mikey Arroyo and his cousin-wife Angela Montenegro-Arroyo, a US expert on anti-money laundering and financial transactions confirmed to me last night. My source for this is James Triguero, the same one whom ABS-CBN reporter Nadia Trinidad […]