But the father answered never a word,
A frozen corpse was he.
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Wreck of the Hesperus
We interrupt election news just long enough to bring you breaking news of Ferdinand Marcos, deceased. As corpses’ sojourns go, his has been one of the most enduring, due in large part to the devoted attention of his wife, Imelda. To long time readers of this column, apologies are in order since some of what is described today was reported ten years ago in this very space.