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Hawaii’s deep ties to Marcos, Aquino

By Lee Catterall

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 10, 2013

~~<p>Ferdinand Marcos was highly popular among many Filipinos in Hawaii throughout his reign and still has strong remembrance, &quot;particularly among old-timers,&quot; says Rose Churma, president of Hawaii's Filipino Community Center.</p>
<p>&quot;The Marcoses have been very generous to their hometown of Ilocos Norte,&quot; Churma said. &quot;The roads are nice. He brought in a lot of infrastructure to improve the place. He made sure it got its share of the pork barrel, I suppose. He did a lot of things that were aloha.&quot;</p>
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Ferdinand Marcos was highly popular among many Filipinos in Hawaii throughout his reign and still has strong remembrance, "particularly among old-timers," says Rose Churma, president of Hawaii's Filipino Community Center.

"The Marcoses have been very generous to their hometown of Ilocos Norte," Churma said. "The roads are nice. He brought in a lot of infrastructure to improve the place. He made sure it got its share of the pork barrel, I suppose. He did a lot of things that were aloha." Login for more...



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