The original Laban

Anding Roces, one of the 21 Laban candidates who ran (the usual word that follows here is quixotically) in the 1978 Interim Batasan Pambansa elections, lists the others, beginning with Ninoy Aquino. The "noise barrage" that exploded the night before the elections was truly phenomenal; it was New Year’s Eve in April. Unfortunately, with Imelda Marcos’s slate winning 21-0 (Ninoy was an improbable 22nd), Christmas was postponed for several years.

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  1. R.O.

    As usual, past Philstar articles can’t be accessed. Wish you had cut-n-paste that list.

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