MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Just days after her one and only book, ”Marcos Martial Law: Never Again” became irrelevant after Bongbong Marcos won the May 9, 2022 Philippine presidential elections, self-proclaimed investigative journalist Raissa Robles released a new cover.
The new cover features a caricature of the Marcos family in Malacañang, a film graphic from Director Darryl Yap’s ”Maid in Malacañang.” The film tells of the last days of the Marcoses prior to being ousted through the People Power Revolution — from the point of view of the Malacañang household staff.
Only the cover and title have changed (“Again”) , a desperate strategy by Robles to sell the remaining unsold, dusty copies of her book.
It’s the proverbial ”Don’t judge a book by its cover,” or shall we say ”A wolf in sheep’s clothing.”
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Rappler, the least-trusted news brand in the Philippines whose CEO Maria Ressa is a convicted criminal, is reporting that books about the late great President Ferdinand E. Marcos and his Martial Law regime are flying off the shelves, describing it as ”panic buying.”
The Adobo Chronicles’ investigative journalists stationed themselves at major bookstores around the country to verify this ”phenomenon” reported by Rappler.
We found out that there is, indeed, a panic-buying mode among many Filipinos but it wasn’t about the thirst for knowledge about Marcos and Martial Law.
We have learned that a ”National Marcos and Martial Law Book Burning” activity has been scheduled in various parts of the country. come June 30th, the day of inauguration for the new administration.
The aim of this activity is to forever erase the false narratives and historical revisionism on the greatest Philippine president the country has ever had which flourished for three decades in the post-Marcos era.
What a great new start for Marcos’ son, Bongbong, who is to become the 17th President of the Philippines!
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – In anticipation of a Bongbong Marcos presidency, the Ateneo de Manila University released a list of top Martial Law books it described as a ”reading list” presumably to sow resistance to the administration of the son of the late, great Ferdinand E. Marcos.
But alas, the list seems to have snubbed one of the most ballyhooed book written by self-proclaimed investigative journalist Raissa Robles: Marcos Martial Law: Never Again.”
Netizens immediately started speculating that the anti-Marcos Robles’s book was not scholarly enough per the standards of one of the top universities in the country.
The Adobo Chronicles tried to reach Robles for comment but it appears her mobile phone was out of data or suspended for non-payment of her monthly bill.
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