MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Anti-Duterte blogger Raissa Robles has a lot more reason to be worried these days. Her book on the Marcos Martial Law faces some competition. Serious competition.
Today, Malacañang announced the release of a new book on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, a self-help book for dummies.
It is not intended for general audiences. Rather, it is aimed at educating the 15% or so of Filipinos who are still opposing the president and his reform programs, or who are just waiting on the sidelines.
“This book is intended to give the readers a straightforward and factual understanding of Duterte the man, the mayor, the president and the true Filipino,” a Malacañang spokesperson said.
For its book launching, complimentary copies of the book will be personally delivered to staunch anti-Duterte fanatics like Raissa Robles, Maria Ressa, Pia Ranada, Jim Paredes, Cynthia Patag, Leah Navarro, as well as the offices of Vice President Leni Robredo and Senators Antonio Trillanes, Franklin Drilon, Risa Hontiveros, Kiko Pangilinan and Bambam Aquino.
The new book is expected to quickly jump to the New York Times’ No.1 Best Selling Book.