Ghost of 2004

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and former Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Virgilio Garcillano must have heaved a sigh of relief when last May’s senatorial and local elections pushed through, thinking that with the polls the so-called “Hello Garci” issue would be swept under the rug and finally laid to rest. But ghosts like that do not easily go away, as proven by the recent resurfacing of former T/Sgt. Vidal Doble, now a civilian, who came to the fore with previously unrevealed evidence. Doble said he has resurfaced because nothing has been done to address the “Hello Garci” controversy, showing that scandals of this nature just don’t die down unless properly resolved.

Vol. VII, No. 29, August 26-September 1, 2007

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