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Cielo Roque Lutz writes a memoir: ‘I am a Belgian nun in disguise!’

  "Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it." --Emily Dickinson   Writer-journalist Cielo Roque Lutz, who once edited the martial law era magazine Woman's Home Companion in the '70s, could have easily just compiled her favorite articles and reviews in one volume.   But no, she chose the harder path of memoir writing, a tell-all one that discloses, among others, a failed first marriage, single-handedly raising four daughters---one of whom got pregnant at age 20 and had to give her baby away for adoption, another who came out to her mother as a bisexual, another who had an abortion---then relocating with her new American husband to Nigeria before ...Keep on reading: Cielo Roque Lutz writes a memoir: ‘I am a Belgian nun in disguise!’.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJun 9th, 2018

Hillary Clinton’s new memoir compares Trump’s ‘war on truth’ to Orwell’s 1984 p The Guardian

Hillary Clinton uses her new memoir to draw parallels between Donald Trump’s “war on truth” and the Soviet Union and George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. “Attempting to define reality is a core feature of authoritarianism,” the defeated presidential candidate writes in What Happened, published on Tuesday. “This is what the Soviets did when they erased political dissidents from historical photos. This is what happens in George Orwell’s classic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, when a torturer holds up four fingers and delivers electric shocks until his prisoner sees five fingers as ordered.” The goal is to make you question logic and and reason and to sow mistrust, Clinton writes. “For Trump, as with so much he does, it’s about simple dominance.” She argues that Trump has taken “the war on truth” to a whole new level. “If he stood up tomorrow and declared that the Earth is flat, his counselor Kellyanne Conway might just go on Fox News and defend it as an ‘alternative fact,’ and too many people would believe it.” The cathartic 469-page memoir is heartfelt, honest and at times funny as it tries to come to grips with Clinton’s personally and politically catastrophic defeat last November. She identifies many reasons, including racism, sexism, the late intervention of the FBI and her own mistakes. She writes: “I was running a traditional presidential campaign with carefully thought-out policies and painstakingly built coalitions, while Trump was running a reality TV show that expertly and relentlessly stoked Americans’ anger and resentment. I was giving speeches laying out how to solve the country’s problems. He was ranting on Twitter.” The cathartic 469-page memoir is heartfelt, honest and at times funny as it tries to come to grips with Clinton’s personally and politically catastrophic defeat last November. She identifies many reasons, including racism, sexism, the late intervention of the FBI and her own mistakes. She writes: “I was running a traditional presidential campaign with carefully thought-out policies and painstakingly built coalitions, while Trump was running a reality TV show that expertly and relentlessly stoked Americans’ anger and resentment. I was giving speeches laying out how to solve the country’s problems. He was ranting on Twitter.” Clinton peppers the book with insults aimed at Trump. These include: “a clear and present danger to the country and the world”; “he’d remade himself from tabloid scoundrel into right-wing crank”; “for Trump, if everyone’s down in the mud with him, then he’s no dirtier than anyone else”; “he had no ideological core apart from his towering self-regard, which blotted out all hope of learning or growing”. Clinton also shows little affection for her rival for the Democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders, identifying him as another causal factor in her defeat. “His attacks caused lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives in the general election and paving the way for Trump’s ‘Crooked Hillary’ campaign. I don’t know if that bothered Bernie or not.” Clinton was hammered by both Sanders and Trump over her paid speeches to Wall Street. She admits these were a “mistake”, explaining: “Just because many former government officials have been paid large fees to give speeches, I shouldn’t have assumed it was okay for me to do it. Especially after the financial crisis of 2008-09, I should have realized it would be bad ‘optics’ and stayed away from anything having to do with Wall Street. I didn’t. That’s on me.” The Clinton campaign’s frustration with a lack of media attention toward reported attempts by Moscow to interfere with the race were well-known. But Clinton dedicates a lengthy section not simply to how she and her aides became increasingly aware of Russian efforts, but also to warn that Vladimir Putin has only just scratched the surface. Clinton attests to sharing a relationship with Putin that has long been “sour”, saying of the Russian president: “Putin doesn’t respect women and despises anyone who stands up to him, so I’m a double problem.” It was for that reason, and her desire to pursue a more hawkish posture toward Russia, that Putin had developed a “personal vendetta” against her, Clinton writes. But, she writes, she would not have anticipated the assault that was subsequently waged against her campaign, and the minimizing of Russia’s role behind it. “This wasn’t the normal rough-and-tumble of politics,” Clinton writes. “This was – there’s no other word for it – war.” The wounds are reopened with each revelation about possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Clinton confessed that she has followed “every twist and turn”. As one of the young attorneys who worked for the House judiciary committee’s impeachment inquiry into Richard Nixon, Clinton advises the Trump-Russia investigation is “much more serious” than Watergate. Each time a new shoe drops, Clinton can’t help but hear Trump’s infamous words to her in their final debate when she confronted him over his affinity for Putin: “No puppet. You’re the puppet.” “This man is President of the United States,” Clinton writes, “And no one is happier than Vladimir Putin.” Clinton is at her most scathing when she reflects on the coverage of her decision to use a private email server as secretary of state. In a chapter dedicated to what she calls the single most decisive factor in her loss, Clinton envisions a history class, 30 years from now, in which students learn about the election that “brought to power the least experienced, least knowledgeable, least competent President our [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsSep 12th, 2017

Duterte says ‘go and file;’ Roque says ‘I’m going where I’m happy’

      After months of speculations about his political plan, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque declaredon Mondayhe would run as a party-list representative under Luntiang Pilipinas in the 2019 midterm elections.   On Wednesday, he showed up at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) headquarters in Intramuros, Manila to file his Certificate of Candidacy - not as a party-list representative but as a senator.   Roque's decision shocked the public although he was initially widely believed to seek a Senate seat.   Wearing a red polo shirt, the former mouthpiece of President Duterte arrived at the Comelec before noontime with his ...Keep on reading: Duterte says ‘go and file;’ Roque says ‘I’m going where I’m happy’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News1 hr. 52 min. ago

‘We have similarities’: Roque vows to continue Miriam Defensor-Santiago’s legacy

Harry Roque was among the Cabinet members who left to run for public office in 2019 midterm polls......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News3 hr. 39 min. ago

Harry Roque dumps Duterte s political party

Harry Roque dumps Duterte s political party.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated News6 hr. 52 min. ago

Roque pulls off surprise, will run for senator, after all

FORMER presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. surprised everyone on Wednesday when he filed his certificate of candidacy (CoC) for senator at the Commission on Elections and not as partylist representative....READ MORE The post Roque pulls off surprise, will run for senator, after all appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated News7 hr. 26 min. ago

Roque makes senatorial bid official

Party-list representative turned presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Wednesday officially filed his certificate of candidacy for senator......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News10 hr. 51 min. ago

Harry Roque changes mind, to run for senator in 2019

Former Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque filed on Wednesday his certificate of candidacy (COC) for senator in the 2019 elections.   He filed his COC at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Manila after earlier saying that he would run as a party-list representative./cbb...Keep on reading: Harry Roque changes mind, to run for senator in 2019.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News13 hr. 52 min. ago

JC Santos, Angel Aquino star in Motel Acacia

MANILA, Philippines – JC Santos and Angel Aquino are set to star in Motel Acacia, an upcoming film from Singing in Graveyards director Bradley Liew. The actors will be part of an international cast that also includes Belgian actor Jan Bijvoet (Borgman, Peaky Blinders), Malaysia’s Bront Palarae (Satan’s Slaves), Thailand’s Vithaya ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News21 hr. 38 min. ago

WATCH: Belgian goalkeeper scores spectacular injury-time equalizer

WATCH: Belgian goalkeeper scores spectacular injury-time equalizer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Wimbledon champ Kerber splits with coach

Reigning Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber has split from coach Wim Fissette, the player's entourage announced Tuesday. "Despite the success of the cooperation since the start of the season, this step is needed because of differences of opinion as the future direction," a statement read. Former coach of Kim Clijsters (2009--11), current world number one Simona Halep (2014) and Victoria Azarenka (2015--16), Fissette joined forces with Kerber in November 2017. With the Belgian by her side, the 30-year-old Kerber, who reached No.1 in the rankings in 2016 but now sits third, reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open before going on to win Wimbledon....Keep on reading: Wimbledon champ Kerber splits with coach.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Moby to publish second memoir ‘Then It Fell Apart’

Moby will continue telling his life story in a second memoir that is slated to be published in May. Titled "Then It Fell Apart," the new book is described as "a journey into the dark heart of fame and the demons that lurk beneath the bling and bluster of celebrity lifestyle." The new volume is the sequel to "Porcelain," Moby's 2016 memoir in which he covered his life from 1989-1999, reflecting on the underground hip-hop and house music scenes of the late 1980s, the rise of rave culture and club kids, and a changing New York City. That story wrapped up the year when Moby released his star-making album "Play." Suddenly, reads the description of the upcoming sequel: "...Keep on reading: Moby to publish second memoir ‘Then It Fell Apart’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Roque drops Senate bid to run as party-list rep

Roque drops Senate bid to run as party-list rep.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Harry Roque drops Senate bid to run for party-list rep - Rappler

Harry Roque drops Senate bid to run for party-list rep - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Roque: Duterte s South Korea kiss inappropriate

Roque: Duterte s South Korea kiss inappropriate.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Roque heeds President’s advice, drops Senate bid to run as partylist rep

FORMER Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. will run as partylist representative in the 2019 mid-term elections, and not as senator, he announced on Monday. Roque made the announcement following his meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday about his political plans. “I’m taking the advice of the President. I will actually file tomorrow (Tuesday) my [...] The post Roque heeds President’s advice, drops Senate bid to run as partylist rep appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Roque changes tune, says Duterte s playful act of kissing OFW was inappropriate

After a revamp at the Presidential Communications Operations Office that may have booted him out of the Palace, former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said that the “playful act” of President Rodrigo Duterte kissing a Filipina overseas worker was “inappropriate.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Roque makes U-turn by withdrawing defense of Duterte’s Korea kiss

Newly resigned presidential spokesperson Harry Roque has admitted that President Rodrigo Duterte’s controversial public kiss with an overseas Filipino worker was “inappropriate,” months after defending the president’s actions. Roque during an interview with comedian Vice Ganda on the show “Gandang Gabi Vice” aired on Sunday evening admitted that he found his former boss widely-criticized kiss […] The post Roque makes U-turn by withdrawing defense of Duterte’s Korea kiss appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

The Unravelling of Harry Roque - Rappler

The Unravelling of Harry Roque - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

New Duterte spox Panelo’s controversial comments as legal counsel

Salvador Panelo expressed a number of controversial statements as a chief legal counsel of the President Rodrigo Duterte before he was appointed his new spokesperson to replace Harry Roque, Panelo briefly served as spokesperson when Duterte won the elections with a landslide victory in 2016. Days after, Duterte transferred him to be the presidential legal […] The post New Duterte spox Panelo’s controversial comments as legal counsel appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Wow Erin’s Place Near Manila 120 Pesos Lang – Manila Video

Music: Meant to Be by Arc North feat. Krista Marina. Erin’s Place Resort is in Sito San Roque, Barangay Pinugay, Baras, Rizal. YOu may contact them at 09662050425 or 09257634837. It is a huge lovely resort with 2 huge pools overlooking the Sierra Madre mountains. Day tour, swimming included is only 120 pesos from 7… link: Wow Erin’s Place Near Manila 120 Pesos Lang – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018