Sounds like Arroyo is clamping down in the Philippines. She’s been busy shutting down opposition newspapers and rounding up the insubordinate generals. It’s a sticky situation, crushing this coup attempt, declaring a state of emergency, suspending civil rights, making widespread arrests and suppressing dissent to remain in power. It makes me very uneasy about the future of democracy in the Philippines.
Bouncing around looking for Philippines stories, I came across another type of story about the Philippines. It’s a story that is all too familiar, and one that has a special resonance to me. It’s about the young people caught up in the sex trade in Angeles City. Let’s just say this right up some people’s alley for a certain demographic here on Guam. Give it a read.