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Award-winning journo to speak in SF on Marcoses’ power-bid, Duterte’s rule

/ 07:58 PM September 14, 2017

investigative journalist Raissa Robles will be speaking in San Francisco. TWITTER

SAN FRANCISCO – The family of the late and deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos has been back on the Philippines’ national political scene, with Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. trying to reverse his electoral loss to Vice President Leni Robredo. How are the Marcoses trying to regain the national political power they lost when People Power overthrew them in 1986?

This is a question that Raissa Robles, an award-winning Manila-based investigative journalist, has been actively investigating and reporting on.

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Robles, who is also a correspondent for Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post, blogger and author of the best-selling “Marcos Martial Law—Never Again,” will share her findings and analysis with different communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Aside from attending the Filipino American International Book Festival from October 6 to 8 at the San Francisco Main Library and speaking to local journalists and radio/TV hosts, Robles will address the Filipino community at a special forum at the Bayanihan Center, 1010 Mission Street (near 6th Street), San Francisco on October 12 at 6 p.m.

Robles will also share her views on the presidency of the very popular Rodrigo Duterte and whether the Philippines is heading toward another dictatorship under his leadership.

The event is free and open to the public

WHO: Award-winning journalist Raissa Robles, author of Marcos Martial Law – Never Again

WHAT: Community Forum

WHEN: October 12 at 6 pm.

WHERE: Bayanihan Center, 1010 Mission Street (near 6th  Street), San Francisco

Free and open to the public.

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The event is co-sponsored by (partial list):

Alameda-Dumaguete Sister City Committee

Arkipelago Books

Asian Pacific American Labor Allliance (APALA) – San Francisco Chapter

Buena Vista United Methodist Church – Church and Society Committee

Filipino Advocates for Justice (FAJ)

Filipino-American Book Club

Filipino American Coalition for Environmental Solidarity (FACES)

Filipino American Human Rights Alliance (FAHRA)

Filipino Student Union – Skyline College

Former members of the Union of Democratic Filipinos (KDP)

Friends of Akbayan – USA

Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc.,

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