Appendix 1.6: Confidential Cable from the US Embassy in Manila, “Imelda and the Intellectuals,” 25 February 1976

Kasarinlan Philippine Journal of Third World Studies


This document shows another side of UP and the Marcos dictatorship besides outright dissent (from the likes of Francisco “Dodong” Nemenzo) and straight sycophancy. A little over a year later, Imelda would be given an honorary doctorate by UP.

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