I just noticed that the controversy on the supposedly wiretapped conversations between President Arroyo and Comelec Commissioner Garcillano is now called Gloriagate scandal. I have yet to find out who coined the term; most probably those from the pro-Erap media.
Even Michelle Malkin used the term in her blog. (Malkin is a conservative columnist who declared she was “deeply, mortifyingly ashamed of her parent’s native land” when our government pulled out its troops in Iraq to save Angelo de la Cruz).
A new site that hosts zipped audio file of the wiretapped conversation is also called Gloriagate.
Meanwhille, a TV report showed that netizens aren’t afraid to download and distribute the audio files on the Internet Meanwhile, members of Anakbayan, a militant youth group, was shown on TV selling CDs of what they dubbed as “The Malacanang Scandal” for five pesos each to students in Manila.
Despite the President’s deafening silence on the issue, the Gloriagate controversy refuses to die.
By the way, Rep. Mikey Arroyo is on leave. Rep. Teddy CasiÃ±o says Mikey’s mother should follow.