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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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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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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I’m signing books at La Solidaridad this Saturday afternoon

MARTIAL LAW Never Again book

When the Student Edition is launched at the Philippine PEN (Poets & Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) meet - By Raissa Robles - The Student Edition of my book, Marcos Martial Law: Never Again is now out and can be bought at La Solidaridad in Padre Faura, Manila and, starting Monday, at the University of the Philippines Third World Studies Center. This is at the basement of Palma Hall (just ask the guard for directions).

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Historic two-day conference on Martial Law in UP, Diliman starts tomorrow


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

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