Filipinos are buying books to preserve the truth about the Marcos regime
Updated 10:12 PM ET, Sat July 16, 2022
Hong Kong (CNN)Filipinos living abroad are snapping up books about the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos, not just to read about history but to preserve it.
The rush to buy books documenting Marcos' destructive 21-year reign comes as his son, Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., assumes office after a landslide election victory in May.
Marcos Jr. has never publicly acknowledged or apologized for the human rights abuses, corruption and theft that historians say took place under his father's leadership.
And there are fears that now he is in power, he will try to rewrite history.
Journalist Raissa Robles, the author of "Marcos Martial Law: Never Again," said after Marcos Jr.'s win she received emails from readers all over the world with requests to reprint the detailed dive on the victims of martial law.