i thought that imee and bongbong marcos (with wife lisa araneta) showed a lot of class by showing up at cory’s wake, probably at the behest of their mother, who herself had the delicadeza to stayaway.
though it was clearly an ordeal for the marcos siblings (nakatutok sa kanila ang mga camera every step of the way) they nevertheless went through the paces with as much poise as they could muster. nice of the aquino grandsons to meet them, take them to cory, and sit with them in an an empty front pew. and yes, what a relief when ballsy finally came out to greet them, shake hands, beso-beso, small talk. a show of good manners and right conduct all around. cory would have approved.
when ballsy had exited frame, imee and bongbong left the pew tagged “family” and moved to another, some pews behind. they must have thought the media cameras would finally leave them be, but no, the media know nothing of good manners and right conduct!
the media behaved absolutely horrendously, gathering around, thrusting microphones and tape recorders at the sibs, asking what they said to ballsy and what ballsysaid to them — an assault that no other guests had been subjected to, and which succeeded only in driving the marcoses away. was that the point? how bastos.
my sympathies to imee and bongbong, who did not deserve to be embarrassed so. cory would have been horrified.
those media people and their bosses — attention, ANC! — owe the marcos kids a public apology.