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Pennisula Hotel standoff in Manila

Photo of Filipino special forces taking cover behind a squad car.
Philippine special forces about to storm the Pennisula Hotel in Makati Rizal commercial district, where would-be coup leaders are defying arrest.
It’s the clown car gag, minus the clown car, isn’t it?

It reminds me of Halloween in the walled enclaves of Makati, where every rich kid in a costume was accompanied by a dozen domestics, each holding a bag for treats. Even if the child was a mere baby carried by the wet nurse, the entourage would include the cooks, maids, gardeners, driver, pool boy, whoever the house could spare. And no one would mind because the candy would reach their own families outside the walled compounds.

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