“What foreigners have to understand is that if they want to do business in the Philippines they have to pay bribes.”
A filipino government official on ABS/CBN news while PGMA was in South Korea trying to get foreign investors to invest in the Philippines.
“We didn’t think anyone would go all the way to the top floor to jump.”
School principle in Manila when asked why there was fencing on the second, third floors to prevent students from jumping off committing suicide. This after a pinay jumped off the fourth floor killing herself. Philippine Daily Inquirer.
“The Philippines gets second hand equipment from the United States that has seen better days.”
Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangalinan after n AFP Huey crashed. Two months later the AFP cash conversion hit the news and Kiko was very quiet then. Both stories appeared in the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
“You know you can’t trust us. We’re Filipino.”
What I was told by a government official when the banks and central bank kept making excuse why they could not release my money.