244th blog … imeldific

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THE MARCOSES                                                                                               AND THE MISSINGFILIPINO MILLIONS”
By Caroline Kennedy

Leaving the Philippines, in 1984, for what seemed like the final time saddened me.

I had spent almost two decades there, on and off, and had assimilated myself so much into its history, its culture and its people that many locals referred to me as their country’s favourite “honorary Filipina”.

The advantages were that I could now, from a distance, take a step back and view those two decades objectively. I had always told myself “one day I would write truthfully about the Marcos era” and now here I was in an unique position to…

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