Crocodile Tears?

By Jasper Almirante/ Bulatlat

As President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo appeared June 27 on television saying “I’m sorry” for talking to an election official during the counting of votes – trying very hard to shed tears, critics said – reports were rife that congressmen involved in the hearings on her series of taped conversations allegedly dealing with fraud in the 2004 presidential election were being bribed with P2 million each. These reports add fuel to public suspicion that Macapagal-Arroyo cheated her way to a second shot at the presidency. Were the tears she was trying to shed then merely crocodile tears?

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