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August 10, 2009
Photo of the Week: Not Quite Le Cirque

Not Quite Le Cirque. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her party spent nearly one million pesos on dinner during their recent visit to New York, ordering such items as caviar and expensive wine. In the meantime, poor Filipinos — like this little girl having lunch, or what passes for it, in Isla Puting Bato, a slum area in Manila — have to make do with what they have, which is often not enough.
By AYI MUALLAM
(Bulatlat.com)
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One thought on “Photo of the Week: Not Quite Le Cirque

  1. It is truly a shame how these politician spent people's money. I am a dual citizen and I am following the current events of the Philiprrpines. Things will never change in the country as long as corruption exist…

    olive humphrey

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