How President Cory’s son was catapulted to the presidential race 

By Raïssa Robles - Today, on the sixth death anniversary of Corazon Aquino, I am reposting two pieces I had written for my first blog shortly before and after her death in 2009. The first piece written after her burial is entitled "Noynoy, do the President's shoes fit or are they too big?" At the end of the piece I described the kind of President the nation needs. The second piece written after President Cory Aquino had pulled out Cory Aquino's personal security team even as she lay dying is entitled - "The real security threat to President Arroyo is a grandma." In it I point out the late president's lasting legacy to the nation.

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Hacienda Luisita: Pres. Cory Aquino’s unfinished business

Hacienda Luisita - starke land reform IMG_4463

  By Raïssa Robles In May 1987, the independent polling organization Social Weather Stations gave then President Corazon Aquino the findings of a “preliminary and confidential [and] non-commissioned” survey showing most Filipinos wanted her to distribute Hacienda Luisita to the tenants. The timing of the survey release was important. Mrs Aquino could still do something about the survey results since […]

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Msgr. Rosales leaned on Cory Aquino to make GMA resign, then left Cory

  In Wikileaks cable, US envoy Kristie Kenney wrote how she met Cory Aquino By Raïssa Robles Oh boy, THAT really sucks big time. Last month when I wrote a piece entitled Why the bishops can’t seem to get to first base with President Benigno Aquino, a reader named Karen Tañada wrote this comment: Ask around further on events, it […]

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Wikileaks, US envoy to Thailand Kristie Kenney and her “ambassadorspeak”

Krisitie Kenney the real me

By Raïssa Robles It’s not really clear what US Ambassador Kristie Kenney is denying or if she at all denied having written those unflattering things about the late President Corazon Aquino. Let me explain. First of all, I must confess I’m very fascinated by what Wikileaks has recently released regarding cables allegedly sent from the Manila waterfront to Washington. It’s […]

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