Do you want your president to eat in a McDonald’s or in a turu-turo? I think there is more dignity in having your president and her cabinet members and members of the Lower House eat at a decent restaurant.

— “Presidential” son and Pampanga Rep. Mikey Arroyo, on the recent lavish dinners of the presidential entourage in Washington DC and New York City

They claimed that dignity wined and dined with them,
but nothing can be farther from the truth.
Dignity does not sit at the dinner table
with dignitaries who throw away fortunes
in a single night of Bacchanalian orgies
while multitudes of their countrymen endure
the constant company of hunger.

Alexander Martin Remollino

Alexander Martin Remollino was Tinig.com's associate editor. He was a poet, essayist, and journalist. He also wrote some short fiction.

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