The U.S. MSM aren't paying much attention, but Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, president of the Philippines, is in deep trouble over vote-rigging allegations. John Marzan has posted a round up at his blog, Philippine Politics 04. Tapes of the alleged conversations between Arroyo and an election official are available here. The U.S. has offered to look... Read More
Whoa. Haven't had time to sift through all of this yet, but check out the audio files of secret tapes and related material on what looks like a career-ending corruption scandal involving Philippines president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism has uploaded a truckload of evidence at its very impressive blog. Stay tuned...... Read More
There are conflicting reports worldwide, but it seems Abu Sayyaf leader Khaddafy Janjalani may be dead. Here's the Manila Bulletin's take: (Background on al Qaeda/Abu Sayyaf linkage here.) Janjalani's body hasn't been recovered. The US Treasury Department froze Janjalani's assets last week. Hmmm. Too early to celebrate yet.
On its face, the latest story of corruption in the Philippines seems run-of-the-mill. Excerpt from the Philippine Inquirer: The former comptroller of the Armed Forces of the Philippines has been suspended for six months without pay for alleged unexplained income and for failing to fully declare his net worth. Major General Carlos Garcia was suspended... Read More
From the Associated Press, "Iraqi Insurgents Issue Brash New Challenge:" Update: Meanwhile, according to the Philippines Daily Tribune, The United States is "seriously considering" imposing a travel ban by Americans to the Philippines,because of reported threat of attack on Americans and US interests in the country, local newspaper the Daily Tribune quoted diplomatic sources as... Read More
Gloria Arroyo, president of the Philippines (aka the Islamic Protectorate of the Philippines), on the terrorists' release of Angelo de la Cruz: Go ahead, Gloria. Keep working to pay off the Islamofascists. No doubt there's a Nobel (Ap)Peace(ment) Prize for you already in the works.
Oh, God. This just in from the Philippines Daily Tribune: A ransom of $6 million was offered and paid out to the Iraqi rebels holding Filipino truck driver Angelo de la Cruz hostage, to ensure his release before President Arroyo's scheduled State of the Nation Address on July 26, a high level Philippine intelligence officer... Read More
I'm scheduled to be on Fox News this afternoon at around 1:30pm to talk about the Filipino cave-in to terrorism. Meanwhile, as Islamic head-choppers sharpen their blades in search of more Angelo de la Cruzes to use as extortion tools, the Philippines is in an uproar over...Jay Leno. Leno had joked on his show Wednesday:... Read More
Column's up: The mollycoddling milksops of Manila. Excerpt: See also Philippine Commentary, Wizbang!, The Moderate Voice, The Intergalactic Capitalist, The World Wide Rant , and Galen's Log, all of whom disapprove of Philippine officials' decision. Update: Introducing the "Islamic Protectorate State Of The Philippines:" One Fine Jay has redesigned the flag of the Philippines accordingly.... Read More
Captain Ed notes that my parents' native land is going soft in the wake of threats by Islamofascists who have apparently kidnapped a Filipino in Iraq. In response to the kidnappers' demand that the Philippines withdraw from Iraq, the island nation has barred Filipino workers from traveling to Iraq. Ed comments: He is absolutely right.... Read More