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Question: Where can you get over a thousand inmates to dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller?

Answer: Only in the Philippines!


In Cebu, no less, where I was born.

Sure, the Philippines is lucky number 7 in the top 10 (and the only Asian country and the only developing country) list of most gender equitable countries.

Not to mention all the accomplished Pinoys and Pinays who've made their mark in and out of the Philippines.

And a vibrant NGO sector, and a working (if imperfect) democracy, high literacy rate, millions of dollars of remittances, etc.

But what are we known for? Perfectly pitched renditions of "Hotel California" and now the dancing inmates.
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On July 26th, 2007 07:54 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Ha! I wondered if you saw that.

JaneAnne
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On July 27th, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC), congogirl commented:
*snort* I saw this on someone else's blog. Well at least it shows that they are industrious?
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On July 27th, 2007 04:38 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
You'd think they (we?) would be able to challenge all the energy into...I dunno...cleaning up slums?
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On July 27th, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC), congogirl replied:
Yeah I think it's a great plan, but nobody wants to watch that on YouTube I guess...
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On July 30th, 2007 07:12 am (UTC), kafechick commented:
Oh my goodness! I laughed so much when I read this - it has been well-and-truly forwarded on!

Maayo ba! :)
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On July 30th, 2007 04:01 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Maayo lagi!
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