Why Is This Man Smirking?

At Corazon Cojuangco's wedding to Benigno Aquino Jr. in 1954, his best friend Salvador Laurel was part of the groom's entourage. When the widow Corazon Aquino ran for President against Ferdinand Marcos in 1986, Laurel stood as her Vice President. But don't let those ties fool you. Doy, as he is known to Filipinos, has chafed at being second best all these years, first to the charismatic Benigno and now to his wife. Accusing Cory of reneging on a promise to let him run the government once the two were elected, he bitterly broke off their alliance and joined the opposition...

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