14. Me and My Leg

  1. 01. Giving It Away
  2. 02. Mind Games
  3. 03. Customer Service
  4. 04. Getting Down to Business
  5. 05. …And Not a Drop to Drink
  6. 06. The Commission
  7. 07. Service!
  8. 08. Instant Celebrity
  9. 09. The Pinoy Diet
  10. 10. Life As We Know It
  11. 11. Doctors’ Borders
  12. 12. Poor, Poorer, Poorest
  13. 13. Half Empty
  14. 14. Me and My Leg
  15. 15. Always Be With You
  16. 16. Going Underground
  17. 17. Decisions, Decisions
  18. 18. I Shall Depart
  19. 19. A Volcano within a Volcano
  20. 20. A Nod and a Smile
  21. 21. Not Fighting City Hall
  22. 22. Stasis in Places
  23. 23. Fond Farewells
  24. 24. Parting Shots

The long-time Philippines President-turned-Dictator, Ferdinand Marcos, has been in the news lately. This may seem unusual since he has been dead for thirty years, but Ferdy maintains a currency here similar to that of his US contemporary, Ronald Reagan. A lot of people think he was a monster, and a lot think he was a hero. (Personally, I am on the “monster” side of this dialectic for the both of them.)  In fact, the NGO with whom I volunteer grew out of the “People Power Revolution” that ushered Marcos out with a bloodless revolution largely based on blocking traffic on EDSA.

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