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Specter of Dictatorship: The Rise of the Marcoses in the Time of Duterte
October 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - October 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pmFree
LOS ANGELES – Thirty-one years after the People’s Power revolution ousted the Marcos dictatorship, the Marcoses are vying for political power once again. This time, they are embraced by President Duterte, who refers to Ferdinand Marcos as the Philippine’s “best-ever president” and hero. For many who lived under the Marcos dictatorship, the current attacks on the media and encroachments on human rights and due process are raising fears that authoritarian rule could return.
As part of a six city U.S. tour, Raissa Robles, a Manila-based award-winning investigative journalist, will share her insights into the significance of the rise of the Marcoses, how the same methods used by Marcos to establish authoritarian rule are being echoed by Duterte, and what it portends for the future.
Raissa is author of “Marcos Martial Law: Never Again, A brief history of torture and atrocity under the New Society,” earning her the 2016 International Award for Excellence in Journalism by the Geneva-based International Christian Organization of the Media (ICOM). She is currently the Manila Correspondent for the South China Morning Post (HK) and Radio Netherlands. She has contributed to Asiaweek, Asia Inc., and Riyahd Daily, as well as The Times of London and BBC Radio, with source interviews with Australian News Network and Voice of America.
The community speaking events will take place followed by a Q&A. These events are free and open to the public
Saturday, October 14, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Filipino Worker’s Center
153 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, 90026
Sunday, October 15, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Blessed Sacrament Church
6657 W. Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
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