Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile recalls "disgusting" hula dance number featuring high-ranking military officials in his memoir

Ira Pedrasa of ABS-CBNNews.com reports that among the most surprising (for lack of a better word) parts in Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile’s 754-page memoir is his recollection what happened during a grand party thrown by then First Lady Imelda Marcos sometime after martial law was declared in 1972.

Ira Pedrasa of ABS-CBNNews.com reports that among the most surprising (for lack of a better word) parts in Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile’s 754-page memoir is his recollection what happened during a grand party thrown by then First Lady Imelda Marcos sometime after martial law was declared in 1972. According to Enrile, the First Lady had invited her "Blue Ladies" (her inner circle), politicians, businessmen, actors, actresses, and diplomats to the event.

The report then quoted Enrile’s narration: "Then there was a lull, and I saw the First Lady walk to the microphone. With a naughty smile, she asked the military to contribute its share to the festivity.
One by one, the top military officials stood up and left to prepare: the then Chief of the Philippine Constabulary General Fidel V. Ramos, Armed Forces chief Gen. Romeo Espino, Philippine Army chief Gen. Rafael Zagala, Phil Air Force chief Gen. Jose Rancudo, and Philippine Navy chief Admiral Hilario Ruiz. After a while, they reappeared with Gen. Fabian Ver, Marcos' right hand man. The six generals were all attired in artificial straw skirts and high-heeled shoes. They had garlands around their necks and they were wearing bras...Their lips were painted red with lipstick."

 

The report revealed: "Enrile remembered some of the guests getting uncomfortable while the generals ’wiggled and sashayed...with their hands raised and rolled above their shoulders.’" The report also added that Enrile found the scene "pathetic, ridiculous and disgusting." His observation was likewise noted in the report: "It seemed to me that the First Lady wanted to impress her guests that she was that powerful-that even under martial law, everyone, including the generals of the military, would kowtow to her whims."

 

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