Originally published in 1976, Primitivo Mijares’ The Conjugal Dictatorship of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos is one of the most bold and scathing accounts of the Marcos administration. Mijares, who was press secretary for the dictator, gave a rare first-hand account of the sheer evil of the dictator. The book was republished in 1986, its various horrific accounts adding fuel to the fire of the revolution. It has since been out-of-print, although the Rizal library is hosting a free PDF copy of it on their servers.
A new edition is slated for release later this year, but Mijares’ grandson has gone to Reddit to report that he’s found one hundred copies of the 1986 edition while cleaning out his grandmother’s house, and he intends to sell some of them. As of this writing, there are still fifty-five copies left in stock, each one going for P1,500. That’s a steal for a piece of history. We here at Rogue recommend grabbing a copy, for that little extra bit of Marcos was not a hero ammunition.
You can buy the original version of the book here or pre-order the new edition here.