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Philippines, February 2011 - Last Night I Saw Imelda Marcos...A Story of Three Widows.

February 28, 2011

Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

I saw Imelda Marcos last night, she is the first of three widows in this story. I was sitting outside Club Havana Restaurant at the Greenbelt Mall in Makati when she strolled by with her entourage occasionally stopping for autographs and photos. 2,172 more words

Remembering Ferdinand Marcos’ History of Corruption is Relevant to the Philippines’ Present Anticorruption Efforts

Ferdinand Marcos, who ruled the Philippines as a dictator from 1972 to 1986, is remembered for the thousands of human rights violations he committed, as well as his massive corruption. 1,044 more words

Commentary

ESKAPO (Chito Roño, 1995)

Our own version of (a real-life!) Prison Break. This is the part of history that I choose to believe in and no amount of revisionism can make me think otherwise. 72 more words

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I'm No Imelda Marcos

Women and shoes have long been staple fare in the joke world, and there was never any bigger joke than Imelda Marcos. Not to make light of the horrors the Filipinos experienced during her husband’s reign, but Imelda and her overflowing closet of shoes simultaneously awed, amused, and angered the rest of the world. 766 more words

History

Methow and Pateros, Washington

First timer?  In this formerly once-a-day blog (and now pretty much a once-every-four-or-five days blog), I use an app that provides a random latitude and longitude that puts me somewhere in the continental United States (the lower 48).  1,516 more words

A Hundred Years Without a Dictator

What if Ferdinand Marcos was not born on September 11, 1917? What would the Philippines be like? I came up with a list of 100 things that the Philippines would look like or we avoid happening without a Ferdinand Marcos: 1,522 more words

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