Manila Bride Too Blissful for Coup

A group of soldiers, a general, a senator, a former vice president and priest took over the ritzy Peninsula Hotel in Manila. They called for the overthrow of the government. Then a bride appeared. Unfazed by the guns, Maria-Stella Magtayo led her groom and guests across the street to marry.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.

A tale now from Manila you might call love in the time of coup. A group of soldiers, a general, a senator, and a former vice president took over the ritzy Peninsula Hotel there. They called for the overthrow of the government. Then a bride appeared - a vision in off-the-shoulder wedding gown. Unfazed by the guns, the mutineers and the coup attempt, Maria-Stella Magtayo led her groom and guests across the street to marry at the Shangri-La.

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