Mong Palatino · September, 2007

Latest posts by Mong Palatino from September, 2007

Philippines: Corruption scandal reaches the presidential palace

  27 September 2007

A $330 million national broadband network deal between the Philippine government and ZTE firm from China. Critics describe the contract as overpriced, unnecessary and disadvantageous to the Philippines. Tales of bribery, corruption and harassment have surfaced which could implicate the First Family.

Former Philippine president convicted of plunder

  14 September 2007

After six years of trial, former Philippine president Joseph Estrada was found guilty of plunder by a special anti-graft court. This was the first time a former president was convicted of such crime in the Philippines.