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At the still point of the turning world

Posted by akosistella on July 5, 2010


Method to Madness
By Patricia Evangelista

MANILA, Philippines—The first time I saw Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, I thought she was pretty. I was 13, and there was a poster across the street from where I stood waiting for the school bus. She wore a deep blue suit, her hair was in a braid, and she was holding a red rose. It was 1998, and she was campaigning for the vice presidency. I won’t swear by the image, the suit might have been red and the rose might have been white and her hair might have been short, but I remember thinking she was pretty, and hoping she would win because she seemed like a nice lady.She became president when I was 15, after everyone I knew went to Edsa in January of 2001 to denounce a mustached man with a pompadour. My father thought I was too young to go, and so we sat at home and watched on television, as the nice lady took an oath before a cheering crowd in black.

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Bongbong wants to be president

Posted by akosistella on May 22, 2010


His name used to be poison in the Philippines but Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is now talking about becoming president after elections on May 10 showed him to be one of the nation’s most popular politicians.

The only son of strongman President Ferdinand Marcos insists that his family has nothing to apologize for regarding his father and namesake’s 20-year rule of the country that ended in 1986 with a “people power” uprising and a humiliating escape into exile.

“My father doesn’t need me to vindicate him,” a relaxed Bongbong told Agence France-Presse on Wednesday in his first major interview since last week’s national elections that saw him secure more than 13 million votes and a seat in the Senate.

via Manila Times.

Heaven help us.

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