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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