Tuesday, June 07, 2005

NR0607:Malacanang dared:play the original tape!

Mula sa Tanggapan ni Anakpawis Rep. Crispin Beltran
News Release June 7, 2005
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Rep. Beltran to Pres. Arroyo and Malacanang spin doctors:

Anakpawis Representative Crispin Beltran today said that Presidential Spokesperon Ignacio Bunye was "falling all over himself" trying to pass of the taped conversation between President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and a yet unnamed official, supposedly an official from the Commission on Elections (COMELEC).

"We expect Spokesperson Bunye to literally stutter in the coming days as he struggles to contain this gigantic can of worms that Malacanang itself unwittingly opened," he said. "Hopefully, Malacanang is paying Bunye enough because in the next few days, the only thankful thing he will be grateful for in his job will be his salary. Malacanang better put up its storm windows because a major political calamity involving President Arroyo is swiftly coming," he said.

The veteran labor leader said that for all of Malacanang's desperate statements and attempts to appear unfazed in the face of this latest damning controversy, the truth will eventually come out. He said that neither the President nor her spokesperson have denied the existence of the taped conversation, or the fact that it's really the president whose conversation was taped.

"There are three clear things that we're certain of: 1) there is indeed a taped conversation between the president and a yet unnamed individual; 2) the conversation's content is highly damaging to the president; and 3) Malacanang is working overtime to kill the issue, and it's failing to do so. A few important question remains - who is the President talking to, and what are they talking about? It must have been something Pres. Arroyo never dreamed would get out, and now her worse nightmares are coming true," he said.

Beltran said that there was a voice clip already circulating which supposedly is a taped conversation between the President, the first gentleman Mike Arroyo and a man named "Garcillano" from Mindanao and the topic of the conversation is the vote countring developments in the May 2004 presidential and senatorial elections. "This voice clip was even aired over at dzRH last Monday June 6 pm program of bbroadcaster Deo Macalma," he said.

"This "Garcillano does not appear to be a COMELEC official. Who is he and why is Malacanang in a massive panic over this voice clip?" he said. Beltran said that for all its attempts to pacify the public over the issue, Malacanang spokespersons have not been able to deny that it is really President Arroyo on tape.

Malacanang is in a frantic panic to cover up the issue that it released a fake tape even before the original tape that's being questioned could be aired to the public. A comprehensive cover up is clearly in the works, and Malacanang's spin doctors and image protectors are not above using electronic tampering and voice manipulation to come up with a fake tape," he said.

"Bunye's move to present two different taped conversations all the more makes the issue more controversial. Air the original taped conversation and let the Filipino public decide which is which!" he said. Beltran said that it was President Arroyo herself who was laying the grounds for her own impeachment or ouster. "She is giving the Filipino people more and more reasons to demand that she step down," he said. #


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