Wednesday, December 22, 2004

The passing of a man beloved
Watching the multitude of people mourning the death of Fernando Poe Jr, I remember President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo who, when asked by Cheche Lazaro who her friends were, pensively said she had none.

3 comments:

R. O. said...

DID SHE, REALLY?!?!

Ronnel said...

Yes, it was an interview for a profile story on the presidential candidates. After a brief pause--GMA was probably caught a little off guard by the intimacy of the question--she replied "Wala," with a bit of melancholy in the voice. And then, if i remember correctly, she added how precious her family is for her.

aa said...

i doubt it. of course, why would anyone mention his/her friends' names for all the world to know? to make them easy target later when she's no longer in power? just kidding. she's trying to be humble, maybe. and it's a good thing. real friends choose to stay in the 'background', and maybe, she chooses to respect them :)