Monday, July 16, 2012

The Imelda Walking Tour

History was not my favorite subject, and I'm not saying this with pride. Looking back, I should have given it more attention. As a nation, we seem to be running in circles, choosing the expedient over the long-term. Through history one gets to know why things are so.

I've always wanted to experience the walking tours of  Carlos Celdran, and I readily accepted an invitation from a mutual friend to his 3-hour Imelda Walking Tour. Carlos describes the tour as a little bit disco, a little bit New Society, and completely Imeldific. We met at the Little Theater Lobby Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), the centerpiece of the CCP Complex, one of the projects spearheaded by the former First Lady. From there we proceeded to other parts of the CCP. 

We then boarded the orange jeeps to the nearby Philippine International Convention Center.

Drawing on his experience as a performance artist, the hours zipped by unnoticed. Do book for yourself one of his tours and get re-acquainted with "one of the most controversial periods in Philippine history as seen through the life and ambitions of the lady who defined it for the Philippines."  

For tour dates and rates, click here.

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