China is aggressively bribing their way into the business world
- Ex-President Gloria Arroyo is in "detention" in a military hospital.
- Her husband has been arrested, accused of trying to get a $70 million "commission" from a Chinese company.
- China is bankrolling lobbyists to "influence" the U.S. Congress. It will be fun to see what future turd will rise to the top of the Beltway Bowl.
Mike Arroyo accused of accepting cash to push through an overpriced $330 million contract with a Chinese telecoms supplier.
Former economic planning secretary Romulo Neri had testified that Abalos offered him a bribe to approve the ZTE contract. Jose de Venecia III, a losing bidder with connections to the Arroyos' inner circle, testified that the ex-president's husband was promised a $70,000,000 commission.
|Mike Arroyo leaves court after he posts bail following his arrest on bribery charges. His wife, Gloria Arroyo, is in detention in a military hospital. She is facing bribery and electoral fraud charges. (Photograph: Cheryl Ravelo/Reuters)|