Veteran journalist Raissa Robles has new book on Marcos atrocities


Posted at Feb 23 2016 05:03 AM | Updated as of Feb 23 2016 01:10 PM

MANILA - Investigative journalist and award-winning political blogger Raissa Robles has a new book that tackles the atrocities committed by the Marcos regime.

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

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.

The book, which was edited by award-winning journalist Alan Robles, is published by Filipinos for a Better Philippines, Inc. Prize-winning book designer Felix Mago Miguel provided the book cover, over-all design and layout.

"Marcos Martial Law: Never Again" will be soft-launched on Tuesday, February 23 at 1 p.m. at the Amphitheater of the Ateneo Professional Schools Building in Rockwell, Makati City.

The Collector’s Edition will be launched in March and is available for pre-orders.