To solve the worsening heat problem of the Philippines in the 1970’s and early 1980’s, longest-serving President Ferdinand Marcos allowed many of the 70,000 Filipinos under the government’s Health and Wellness Program to sit on blocks of ice.

After prolonged sitting on the ice, AFP reports indicated that these Filipinos displayed “a much more pleasant and cooperative attitude” towards the government.

Netizen /david.loanzon contributed to this report. (Read on Facebook)