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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Janet Lim-Napoles: "All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Imelda and Gloria!"

"We are alike in many ways!"
"If garbage affects us, then there must be something wrong with us." -- in the Far Eastern Economic Review, February 1983


"Daig pa namin si Cinderella."Imelda 
"I get my fingers in all our pies. Before you know it, your little fingers including all your toes are in all the pies." -- cited in Ang Katipunan, October 1980

"Never dress down for the poor. They won't respect you for it. They want their First Lady to look like a million dollars." -- cited in Beatriz Romualdez Francia's Imelda: A Story of the Philippines



"We are like Robin Hood. We rob the rich to make these projects come alive... not really rob. It's done with a smile." -- Imelda in Fortune, 1979
“It is simply the truth that the political system that I am part of, has degenerated to the point, that it needs fundamental change.”
Gloria Arroyo
“Now I ask you to make your sacrifice. Take a gamble. I took the plunge and I'm glad of it.” Gloria Arroyo
"My economic theory is that money was made round to go round. Money was made to encircle man so that he would blossom with many flowers. The whole trouble is, the center is money. All the heads of people thinking about money. All the hands of people reaching out for money. All their poor little bodies working for money. They are running in all directions for money." -- November 1985, to Sandra Burton, in Impossible Dream
“I hope that this will soon pass not only in the House but also the Senate.” GMA
“We need to guard the ballots, ... I'm hoping for a peaceful election process. I'm hoping the armed forces and the police will stay professional in their duties.” GMA
"It is terribly important to do certain things, such as wear overembroidered dresses. After all, the mass follows class. Class never follows mass." -- cited in Ang Katipunan, October 1980
Mikey Arroyo: “Do you want your president to eat in a McDonald’s or some turo-turo? I think there is more dignity in having your president and her cabinet members and members of the lower house to eat in a decent restaurant.”
It's bad enough that the Philippines is really hamburgered geographically." -- cited in Beatriz Romualdez Francia's Imelda: A Story of the Philippines
"If you know how rich you are, you are not rich. But me, I am not aware of the extent of my wealth. That's how rich we are." -- after promising to give $800 million to poor Filipinos if she becomes president, quoted in The Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 1998
“But our people must also know that that will not always be the case. Innocents will come into harm's way and circumstances may not allow such a successful outcome.” GMA
“It's his call, not mine.”