Philippines: Aquino-Marcos Rivalry Turns Hairy

Aquino, left, and Marcos

RANCHO MIRAGE, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – The  decades-old political rivalry between the Aquinos and the Marcoses has turned personal. And hairy.

In a recent media interview while attending the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) summit hosted by President Barack Obama at Sunnyland in Rancho Mirage, Philippine President NoyNoy Aquino took a swipe at Vice presidential candidate and Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., saying that the 58-year-old namesake of the late dictator dyes his grey hair.

Aquino’s thinning hair has also been the subject of  ridicule in his home country, earning him the nickname panot, Tagalog word for balding.

Marcos was gracious in his response, thanking the president for noticing his hair in spite if the many serious problems the country faces.

The senator did admit he dyes his hair to avoid getting in deep trouble with the women in his life — his wife and, of course his mother  Imelda. “They don’t want me to look old,” he said.


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