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Wordless Wednesday: A Near-Dusk Experience

African Sunset
Location: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania, Eastern Africa

 

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July 30, 2018 at 8:38 am 10 comments

This Week’s Photo in the News : Say What?

Gloria Arroyo
Photo Credit: Czar Danceld/Reuters

 
On Jul. 23, former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was elected speaker of the lower house of Congress in her native country. Her reaction when she heard the news was epic.

Scream Painting
Scream Painting/Edvard Munch

 
I don’t know why but it reminds me of Edvard Munch’s famous Scream Painting. It’s maybe because I find it shocking that a politician like her would be back in power considering her tainted past.

In 2001, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo assumed the presidency from Joseph Estrada who was forced out of office and jailed for plunder. She was elected to a full six-year term in 2004 amid allegations of cheating and electoral fraud.

After Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo took over the presidency in 2001, corruption got worse and turned into a much bigger tumor. During her administration, Transparency International gave the Philippines a score of 2.5 out of a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being the most corrupt.

During her term, she survived three impeachment attempts and several coup plots. Following the end of her term, she was arrested and put in detention for allegedly misusing state funds while in office.

In 2016, Arroyo declined Pres. Duterte’s offer for pardon. The Supreme Court finally acquitted her of plunder for “insufficiency of evidence” and set her free.

Time will tell if she’ll used this opportunity to redeem herself and make amends for her sins in the past.

July 26, 2018 at 11:32 pm Leave a comment

Wordless Wednesday: Your Royal High-Ness

Giraffe
Location: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania, Eastern Africa

 

July 23, 2018 at 8:28 am 4 comments

Wordless Wednesday: The Lion Prince

The Lion Prince
Location: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania, Eastern Africa

 

July 16, 2018 at 8:49 am 6 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Big Bird Spotted

Grey Crowned Crane
Location: Babati, Tanzania, East Africa

 

July 9, 2018 at 8:51 am 4 comments

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