Friday, December 19, 2008


In the days of President Ferdinand Marcos' higher prestige and power, it is said that he was once stranded in a small town somewhere way up north of Manila due to the breaking down of his private aircraft which would take a few hours to repair. He then put on a disguise and headed to the town's one and only cinema. When his picture appeared on the screen, everyone stood up but he remained seated. The manager of the theatre came forward, tapped him on the shoulder, whispering (in the local Ilocano dialect) in his ear, "I feel the same way, but you'd better stand up. It's safer."
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