The Unz Review: An Alternative Media Selection
A Collection of Interesting, Important, and Controversial Perspectives Largely Excluded from the American Mainstream Media
 BlogviewMichelle Malkin Archive
Gloriagate Update
🔊 Listen RSS
Email This Page to Someone

 Remember My Information


Bookmark Toggle AllToCAdd to LibraryRemove from Library • BShow CommentNext New CommentNext New ReplyRead More
ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc. More... This Commenter This Thread Hide Thread Display All Comments
These buttons register your public Agreement, Disagreement, Thanks, LOL, or Troll with the selected comment. They are ONLY available to recent, frequent commenters who have saved their Name+Email using the 'Remember My Information' checkbox, and may also ONLY be used three times during any eight hour period.
Ignore Commenter Follow Commenter
Search Text Case Sensitive  Exact Words  Include Comments
List of Bookmarks

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 into the authenticity of the tapes, but according to the Philippines Daily Inquirer, the U.S. Charge d’Affaires says “the Philippine government has yet to make any request for U.S. assistance on the matter.”

The Inquirer also reports that Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez “has been threatening to slap charges on media organizations found to have caused the spread, the playing and the printing of the contents” of the tapes. Shades of Adscam.

Elsewhere, William Pesek Jr. of Bloomberg News writes that “investors have reason to worry anew about the outlook for the Philippines.”

(Republished from by permission of author or representative)
• Category: Ideology • Tags: Philippines 
The unspoken statistical reality of urban crime over the last quarter century.
Which superpower is more threatened by its “extractive elites”?
How a Young Syndicate Lawyer from Chicago Earned a Fortune Looting the Property of the Japanese-Americans, then Lived...
Becker update V1.3.2