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Nakaisa! Inquirer tells how Marcoses gained from meeting of die-hard supporters for cash

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The family of dictator Ferdinand Marcos may claim they had nothing to do with the gathering of their supporters at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) over the weekend, but they gained a lot from the event.

In its September 26 editorial, the Philippine Daily Inquirer noted that those who attended the gathering believed they would have more than a million pesos’ worth of the Marcoses’ ill-gotten wealth because they purchased a pamphlet on his life and achievements for P30.

The pamphlet, which was distributed by the organizer Bullion Buyer Ltd., is an abridged version of a 2004 publication titled “Let the Marcos Truth Prevail.” It contains, among others, “materials that cannot be found in public records,” such as the checks received by former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos as a widow of a war veteran.

For a playful mind, the Inquirer said the event appeared to be a “shadowy hand well played” since several people got to know about the propaganda that the Marcoses have tried so hard to perpetuate.

“No money from the Marcos wealth materialized at the UPLB grounds on Saturday, but despite the crowd going home empty-handed, hundreds of thousands of the Marcos propaganda pamphlet still made their way to people’s hands and, presumably, their homes,” it said.