November 18, 2023
Jose “Mang Jo” Laso, a close friend of the Marcos family, meets with President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. and shares intimate stories about the Marcoses during the Filipino community event held in Honolulu, Hawaii on November 18, 2023.
Holding old laminated pictures of himself with the First Family, Mang Jo reminisces about his time spent with the Marcoses, particularly recalling their arrival in Honolulu in February 1986 amidst the political unrest in the Philippines.
He also provides insights into what life was like for the Marcos family during their exile in Hawaii from 1986 to 1989.
As President Marcos Jr. meets with the Filipino Community of Hawaii, he becomes equally nostalgic, recognizing several familiar faces in the crowd, among them is Jose “Mang Jo” Laso.
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