Marcos loyalists have a simple solution to the country's problems: bring the dictator back from the dead.
At the brutal tyrant's crypt in Batac, fanatics have gathered to do just that.
Amid eerie rhythmic chanting from massed robed worshipers accompanied by the steady pounding of a huge drum, shrieking shamans called on the refrigerated corpse to come back to life. "Hear the pleas of your cringing worthless loyalist minions, oh master," they implored, pleas interspersed with bloodcurdling howls of "Marcos pa rin."
The rite was abruptly interrupted when the electricity shut down, and sounds of dripping were mixed with curses.
"The cooperative has cut off the power again!", yelled one of the unholy priests."Hurry you fools, pay the bill before master turns into a malignant puddle."