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Philippines mutineer hits back

The spokesman for the military officers who mutinied in the Philippines last month has accused President Gloria Arroyo of ignoring their complaints before the uprising. Navy Lieutenant Antonio Trillanes told an independent inquiry into the mutiny that, two weeks earlier, he had tried to tell the president about corruption in the Philippine armed forces. But he said that, instead of investigating, Miss Arroyo ordered him to be detained for several days. “Instead of opening her mind to the serious allegations, she went on berating me and paraded me through the media. “I cannot find the words to describe how arrogant our president was,” Lieutenant Trillanes said. “She just kept on yakking and yakking.” The commission reminded him that he remained a military officer and could be court-martialled for any disrespect shown to the country’s commander-in-chief. Full Story

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