Forbes or Forbes Park is a private subdivision and gated community that was established in 1940’s in Makati.
Why Forbes Park in the tagalog land was named after an american governor-general is beyond my understanding except that the american government did have a very tight control over the lands that were besieged with claims and counterclaims.
The introduction and establishment of commonwealth government under the americans with a filipino meztiso as president after the time of aguinaldo, manuel quezon became the stooge leader whose preference was “a government run like hell rather than a government run heaven”.
So, anything could and can happen in a government like that, and so the political and governmental disarray continued with the republican form and we have a plush village named Forbes, with the youth, like jose rizal as the hope of a fatherland.
This started a era of the lost cause for the…
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