PHILIPPINES: Marcos' Yes and Yes Vote

Another big win in a referendum under martial law

The Manila street sweepers were the first to arrive, dressed in their spectacular red gloves, pants and hats and yellow shirts. They were followed by nurses, municipal office employees and flag-waving members of the Kabataang Barangay, a civic beautification organization for teenagers. Before long the Quezon and Jones bridges, which siphon cars across the Pasig River into Manila's downtown Ermita district, were too clogged for the traffic to move. By the time President Ferdinand Marcos, First Lady Imelda, Daughter Irene and Son Bongbong...

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