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THE ARCHIVE OF AMBASSADOR KENNETH M. QUINN
FROM THE MISSISSIPPI TO THE MEKONG
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A Grateful President Expressing Thanks for Protecting Her Child

14/11/87

A parent’s desire to protect a child from danger or harm extends even to major political figures. Amb. Quinn describes how Philippine President Corazon Aquino reaches out to him when her daughter in the United States is threatened with harm by terrorist and dissident elements. To convey her gratitude for his effective action, the president takes unusual steps, including one that would impact the World Food Prize decades later.

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