It was a rude baptism of fire for the Japanese contractor. Right before him, “(They) first discussed bribes. They had a rough approach.” From that meeting, it was impressed on him that “(bribe) money was important to do business in the Philippines.”
This was how the Japanese contractor described his meeting with First Gentleman Miguel “Mike” Arroyo and a former senator to World Bank investigators who looked into alleged collusion and rigging in the Bank's funded road projects. (Read the rest here.)
...there's fire. This has happened too many times already. The First Gentleman's name has cropped up in the course of various investigations into separate instances of corruption by this government. Still, he sits there proclaiming his innocence. Allow me to puke, please.