MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – GMA News is reporting that ‘investigative journalist’ and twitterer Raissa Robles won an award for her book on the Marcos Martial Law, “Never Again.”
The award was handed out by some unheard of organization known as the National Book Development Board (NBDB).
Robles’ book won the top prize in the fiction category.
Congratulations, Ms. Robles!
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – Social media exploded with angry criticism of Vice President Leni Robredo when she said that the ruins of Marawi City should be preserved to remind the Filipino people of the heroism of the soldiers and the devastation brought about to the residents by the terrorist siege.
In an exlusive interview with The Adobo Chronicles in Baguio City, Robredo seemed to be coherent and consistent with her ideas and comments.
”And yes, we should have preserved the Marcos bust in Pugo, La Union, to remind the Filipinos and tourists about the late president’s Martial Law. A mere book by Raissa Robles does not do justice to this significant era in our history,” the VP said.
The monument was a 30 m (98 ft) concrete bust of the late president erected along Marcos highway leading up to Baguio City. It was blown up in 2002 under suspicious circumstances.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles,Washington Bureau) – “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” These were the famous words of one of the most-loved presidents of the United States — John F. Kennedy.
Some 7,000 miles away in the Philippines, a JFK wannabe is now being accused of semi-plagiarism. And the Kennedy Estate is suing the Vice President of the Philippines.