President Manuel Roxas ascending the main staircase of Malacañan Palace, flanked by his wife Trinidad de Leon and his mother Rosario Acuña. Earlier in the day, Roxas had gone down those same stairs, accompanying the outgoing Sergio Osmeña.
I’ve seen this picture countless times, and more so in the past couple of weeks, and I still cannot get over that grin—the unadulterated giddiness—on President Roxas’ face. History, you give me the heebie-jeebies. <3