THE ORIGINAL IGO-ROCKET MAN

(An Interview with Kidlat Tahimik by Caroline Kennedy) London, November 1980 “And it’s going to be a long, long time Till touchdown brings me home and they’ll find I’m not the man they think I am at home, Oh, no, no, no, I’m the rocket man….” (with apologies to Elton John) Kidlat Tahimik, alias Eric … Continue reading THE ORIGINAL IGO-ROCKET MAN

IMELDA MARCOS ATTENDS CHURCH

Talk about poetic justice. Imelda Marcos attended Church this week thinking it would be a normal service. Turns out it was a memorial service for the victims of her husband's brutal martial law regime. Torture, kidnap and murder victims were remembered in the ceremony on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the Edsa (People's … Continue reading IMELDA MARCOS ATTENDS CHURCH

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

Article from Philippine Esquire Magazine

This article from Philippine Esquire quotes from my article on Pope Paul VI's visit to Manila and his attempted assassination by my friend, Bolivian painter Benjamin Mendoza Y Amor. The article also refers to another old friend of mine, the Filipina film actress, Pilar Pilapil. I appeared with Pilar in the movie, "Tisoy" based on … Continue reading Article from Philippine Esquire Magazine

A DATE WITH THE POPE

Posted on January 22, 2010 by anywhereiwander Edit I have decided to reblog this as Philippine Esquire Magazine has published sections from it. Some people might want to read the full story as I wrote it at the time. Also, the fact that the current Pontiff, Pope Francis, is currently in the Philippines makes it … Continue reading A DATE WITH THE POPE

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