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P 500,000.00 buyout: Who can resist?

Posted by exodians on March 2, 2009

“To live in the midst of the world. Without desiring its pleasure…”

The Czarina and the Priest

PerryScope
By Perry Diaz

A battle royal is looming in the land of Cong Dadong Macapagal between his daughter, President — and anti-drug “Czarina” — Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Gov. Fr. Ed Panlilio of Pampanga. With all the government and political resources at her disposal, the Czarina has come down furiously at the priest-turned-governor through a series of Machiavellian strategies. But the priest is fighting back like David did to the mighty Goliath.

It all started when Panlilio and other governors were invited to a breakfast meeting at the Malacanang Palace in October 2007. During the meeting, a presidential aide handed brown envelopes to the guests without any explanation. The brown envelope that Panlilio received contained P500,000. After a few days — not knowing what the money was for — Panlilio went public and disclosed the money which he believed was a bribe.

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