The war against illegal drugs: Real or propaganda?

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Opinion piece by Yvonne - The war against illegal drugs resonates strongly with the Filipino people hence there is a tendency amongst us to accept the government news reports on this matter – hook, line, and sinker – often blurring the lines between reality and what might be plain government propaganda.

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How  I was convinced I won an International Award for Excellence in Journalism

By Raïssa Robles - The news came via email, right when I was low batt. At first I thought it was a scam or someone was pranking me.

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Confirmed: Bongbong and Imee Marcos are guests at Rodrigo Duterte’s presidential inauguration

It's no wonder Vice-President Leni Robredo was excluded - By Raïssa Robles - The legally elected vice president isn’t welcome. But the children of the country’s worst political criminal will be honored guests. The late dictator Ferdinand Marcos' daughter Imee herself confirmed that she was going to Malacañang Palace tomorrow for the presidential inauguration.

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My thoughts on the eve of a Duterte presidency

By Raïssa Robles - Personally, I have always wanted a Philippine president: who would place the welfare of the poor and the middle class in all his policy decisions; who would tell mining corporations to give much more to the Philippine government and to the host-communities, as well as crack down on practices that destroy the environment; who would be critical of American support and demand more for allowing Americans limited access to Philippine territory; who would seriously take steps to end the decades-long communist and Muslim insurgencies; who would encourage couples to space the births of their children, teach them various ways of family planning and leave them to make a choice; who would tell the Catholic Church it's high time for the institution to clean up its act; and who would be tough on crime and criminals.

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Are the Marcoses the ‘special guests’ at Rodrigo Duterte’s presidential inauguration?

At ang bangkay ni Duterte (corpse of Duterte) by Raïssa Robles - If they are, we are looking at the REAL REASON why Vice-President Leni Robredo was told to hold her own separate inauguration.

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9 National Book Store outlets in Metro Manila now carry our book Marcos Martial Law: Never Again

Soon, 7 NBS in Luzon, 2 in Cebu, 1 in Bacolod, 1 in Davao will have it - Hi guys, National Book Store gave me the following updates. First, the following NBS outlets in Metro Manila now have the Student Edition of our book. (Unless these are already sold out.) :

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Apologies for the delay in getting our book to National Book Store outlets

By Raïssa Robles - Due to circumstances beyond our control, our book will only be available in National Book Store this Friday. National told me today they were unable to bring our books over to select Metro Manila branches. National has assured me, though, that by Friday the books will be in some of their branches. They will be sending me which are these branches as soon as the books actually arrive in their outlets.

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Senator Bongbong Marcos told me today he got my book, Marcos Martial Law: Never Again

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Exclusive by Raïssa Robles - Today at lunch, I had Bongbong Marcos, that is, I listened to him as the guest speaker of the Rotary Club of Manila. I went to Manila Polo Club where the Rotary Club of Manila now meets, precisely to ask Senator Marcos some questions. I prefaced my questions to him by reminding him that he had long been saying - "let history the judge" of his father's rule.

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Why I believe Rodrigo Duterte is copying Marcos’ moves to set up a dictatorship

USE THIS - 2016 Elections UPDATES June 8-15

By Raïssa Robles - (I gave this brief speech when I was a discussant in Friday's University of the Philippines forum, “Never Again, Never Forget: Martial Law, the Academe, and the Public”. Being neither a UP professor nor a state employee who is banned from expressing political opinion, I felt I was free to point out an unfolding political phenomenon that seemed to closely mimic what the Dictator, Ferdinand Marcos, did in 1972. I am referring to presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte. My deep thanks to the UP College of Social Sciences and Philosophy and the Department of History for inviting me to be part of their historic two-day Forum.)

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