The Philippines: New Man in the Palace

Said the Philippines' new First Lady: "Where will I find $25 to get the curtains cleaned?"

Defeated in last November's election by Liberal Party Leader Diosdado Macapagal, ex-President Carlos Garcia had walked out of his official residence, Malacañang Palace, leaving only $9.03 in the household fund. Eventually, the Treasury will allocate new funds, but until then, the curtains will remain uncleaned or the cost will be met by the President himself. Macapagal intends to account for every penny, at home and in the government. After his victory Macapagal announced that it was...

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