In Zamboanga Del Norte, there is an actual amusement park called Gloria’s Fantasyland. Named for Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo,one must suppose, since she’s the leader of the club that’s made for you and me.
It’s pretty cheesy to name an amusement park after the President, but it’s a small price to pay to give kids in Mindanao a chance to forget that they live on a resource-rich island that the government has neglected for decades.
If I were a kid in Mindanao, I’d call it the Ferdinand Marcos-Erap Estrada Demo-Crazy World Of Fun if it meant getting a chance to visit what is supposedly the “biggest theme park outside of Metro Manila.”
There is one small hitch as Manuel Buencamino points out:
Gloriaâ€™s Fantasyland is owned by Romeo Jalosjos, a former congressman convicted of two counts of statutory rape and six counts of acts of lasciviousness against an 11-year-old girl.
Otherwise, it’s pretty cool.