Electrocution machine featured in Martial Law book signing


Posted at Dec 03 2016 05:01 AM


MANILA - Investigative journalist and award-winning political blogger Raissa Robles will hold a book signing on Saturday for her book that tackles the atrocities committed by the Marcos regime.

In "Marcos Martial Law: Never Again," Robles takes readers through a brief history of cruelties during Martial Law.

Book signing starts at 11:30 a.m. at National Bookstore in Trinoma. A program that includes a talk by historian Ricardo Jose on Marcos' war record will start at 1 p.m.

The program will also show a favorite torture device during the Martial Law years - the electrocution machine.

Using a variety of sources, including official records and Marcos' own books, Robles provided a brief narrative on how and why Marcos declared Martial Law.

Robles also made some revelations in his book, such as how Cory Aquino was strip-searched several times when she visited her imprisoned husband, Ninoy Aquino, or the fact that none of the torturers identified by their victims has ever been punished, or publicly expressed remorse.

For her book, Robles interviewed key personalities, such as President Benigno Aquino III, former President Fidel Ramos, Communist party chief Jose Maria Sison, Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr., former Senator Panfilo Lacson, General Ramon Montaño, Brigadier General Victor Batac, Brigadier General Resty Aguilar and Colonel Eduardo Matillano.