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Imelda Marcos’ Community Project is the Footstool of the First Aeta UP Graduate

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Barangay Macapagal, a settlement put up by former first lady Imelda Marcos. It is on a hill at the northern side of this former United States military base-turned-economic zone in Zambales. This is just one of the many projects of Marcos that is rarely mentioned by most mainstream media here and abroad just because she has a great collection of state of the art shoes. The first Aeta UP graduate proudly resides here, making it his footstool. The Barangay exists to this day as a living testament for the Marcoses’ good governance.






Youtube video by; GMA News
[VIDEO]: Panayam kay Norman King, first Aeta U.P. graduate



Cultural Pride

The Aeta community around Mt. Pinatubo wears with pride its traditional costume. Norman King is the first ever UP graduate, who obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in behavioral sciences. King is a proud native Aeta, during UP Manila’s recognition day on June 20 and graduation on June 21, King wore the Aeta G-string. He is the eldest among seven siblings who workshis way through school.




No Poverty Mentality

His parents, Warlita and Roman only earn as vegetable and fruit growers. This is not enough for the children’s education even if the patriarch worked as the driver for the late Justice Eleazer de Los Santos. After finishing high school in Angeles City in 2004, King worked as a delivery boy for Gintong Sining Art Center in Makati City for P3,700 a month. He studied to become a computer technician in 2005. That’s when he got a job in 2008 at a business process outsourcing company with P16,000 monthly salary. 




 

Give Back to the Community

King plans to take up law to help Aetas defend themselves and their lands. His aunt, Wyda Cosme of Zambales, is the first Aeta law graduate. This proves that if a Filipino is nurtured by his or her community and supported by the government’s educational system, livelihood is not impossible to undertake to support one’s purpose.









Give Back to the Community

King plans to take up law to help Aetas defend themselves and their lands. His aunt, Wyda Cosme of Zambales, is the first Aeta law graduate. This proves that if a Filipino is nurtured by his or her community and supported by the government’s educational system, livelihood is not impossible to undertake to support one’s purpose. for as long as poverty mentality won’t pull them down. During the late President, Ferdinand Marcos’ regime he established schools and learning institutions nationwide spearheaded by his wife.  This is on top of hospitals, infrastructure, and other public service facilities. These are physical evidence the black media propaganda against the Marcoses can die an easy death because the fruits of their labor still exist to this date and even beyond.




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