Sunday, June 3, 2012
on the queen's diamond jubilee
by jose claudio b. guerrerothe philippines commissioned british artist damien hirst to make a diamond encrusted bee to be presented to the queen of england as our country's gift commemorating 60 years of the queen's reign and 114 years of philippine independence. sources say that no government funds were used to pay for the extravagant gift. a large private corporation is reportedly footing the bill in exchange for publicity during the queen's jubilee celebration. the gift, which will become part of the crown jewels, is called "diamond jollibee." cheka.