Revisiting the 60s from Manila Nostalgia

LEAD Magazine 7 April · SABEL'S BAMBANG, CAROLINE'S LONDON (3/4) By EDGAR O. CRUZ THE DAILY TRIBUNE, APRIL 8, 2015 VISUAL: PORTRAIT (THE ARTIST'S WIFE) BY BENCAB Caroline Kennedy visits the Philippines, particularly Metro Manila, the Mountain Province and Palawan, this April. In 1968, the blonde British writer met BenCab at Indios Bravos as the … Continue reading Revisiting the 60s from Manila Nostalgia

Christmas stockings filler for peace

By Edgar O. Cruz (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 5, 2015 - 12:00am (Left) Caroline Kennedy by Franco Patriarcha (RIGHT) Bencab’s The Family MANILA, Philippines – “Do they know it’s Christmas?” Asks a poignant but pointed question by the eponymous 1984 song composed by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure as performed by the supergroup Band … Continue reading Christmas stockings filler for peace

THE CRIMSON STAIN

I have decided to publish here several articles opposing Bong Bong Marcos's run for the Vice Presidency. I have, as you know, been opposed to Marcos for many decades now having seen, at first-hand, the devastating effect of his dictatorship on both private individuals and the country. It would be out of character for me … Continue reading THE CRIMSON STAIN

Imelda Marcos Bought LACMA’s “Goya”

I love this article for no other reason than it describes so perfectly Imelda's acquisitiveness when it came to buying works of art. In an earlier blog I wrote about her "wall to wall Holbein". Had the Holbein been authentic, of course, the whole art world would have turned upside down. It would have been … Continue reading Imelda Marcos Bought LACMA’s “Goya”

The Nuclear Power Plant Fiasco

I am adding this post-script to my article on "The Marcoses and the Missing Filipino Millions" because a couple of the comments I have received question whether the Philippines has a nuclear power plant or not. I was there when Imelda's cousin-in-law Herminio Disini was awarded a huge commission from Westinghouse to build a nuclear … Continue reading The Nuclear Power Plant Fiasco

“THE MARCOSES AND THE MISSING FILIPINO MILLIONS”

Speech Delivered Aboard The QE2 June 1987 By Caroline Kennedy Leaving the Philippines, in 1984, for what seemed like the final time saddened me. I had spent almost two decades there, on and off, and had assimilated myself so much into its history, its culture and its people that many locals referred to me as … Continue reading “THE MARCOSES AND THE MISSING FILIPINO MILLIONS”