December 6, 1991 |
President Corazon Aquino surprised many here recently when she corralled an unlikely coalition of Philippine senators behind her plan to offer the United States a three-year lease at Subic Bay Naval Base. How did she do it? "We threatened them with clean elections," one presidential aide explained with a grin. He paused, then added, "That's a joke." Still, few are laughing as the Philippines prepares for elections May 11.
January 17, 1988 |
As his sister the president watched from behind, and his brother-in-law the senator worked the crowd, Philippine Congressman Jose Cojuangco Jr. appealed to several thousand hometown voters here last week for a new political order, free from nepotism and patronage. "We should not bring back the old system of patronage politics or, in the future, we will have another Marcos," Cojuangco declared, referring to Ferdinand E.
February 2, 1986 |
Each Administration since 1964 has been crippled by a major policy crisis that it could not overcome: Vietnam, Watergate, Iran. Now there is a looming foreign-policy disaster in the Philippines. The United States has major interests at stake in the Philippines. It hosts the two largest U.S. overseas air and naval bases in the world, at Clark Field and Subic Bay.
October 6, 2007 |
Bob Arum had it in his grasp, so close he could taste it. He had a shot at pulling off one of the world's greatest boxing promotions. Instead, Arum was dealt a cruel defeat at the hands of dishonest and unsavory people. No, not Showtime or HBO. The people who run Philippine politics. Tonight, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, three-division world champion Marco Antonio Barrera of Mexico will fight three-division world champion Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines.
November 8, 2000 |
Philippine President Joseph Estrada, hardening his stance not to resign despite threats of an impeachment trial, said Tuesday that opponents demanding that he quit over a bribery scandal were hallucinating. "That's unthinkable," Estrada said. "From the very start I never thought of resigning . . . never, never, never. Tell them to stop imagining things," the president said after speaking to the marine corps.
April 4, 2004 |
At least eight people were killed in two election-related incidents in the Philippines, police said Saturday. Police found the bodies of five supporters of the mayor of Batangas, a city south of Manila, who were abducted by gunmen Friday. Also Saturday, three people were killed in a clash between supporters of rival candidates in Calamba, a city in Laguna province, police said. The police chief in Batangas province, Senior Supt.