The kidnappers of Ces Drilon and her colleagues want to collect “board and lodging fee” from the victims’ families. The Arroyo regime has so popularized Orwellian Doublespeak in the Philippines that even kidnappers are now using it.
In 2005, Arroyo said she just wanted to “protect [her] votes” when she cheated with Virgilio “Hello Garci” Garcillano.
In her 2006 SONA, Arroyo condemned political killings “in the harshest possible terms” by recognizing the efforts of Jovito Palparan.
And of course, Raul Gonzalez has just been confirmed as “justice” secretary.