I believe Dean Jorge Bocobo was the first to argue that the real story -and scandal- all along, boils down to a question: how could the President of the Philippines end up with a tapped phone?
I have to disagree with Manuel and Dean on this one. I don't think Arroyo was the target being spied on by ISAFP, BUT GARCILLANO. Napatawag lang si maam kay Garci kaya siya nadamay.
Katulad ito ng kaso ng wiretapping sa CNN journalist Christianne Amanpour. Hindi si Amanpour ang target ng NSA surveillance kundi yung terrorista sa kabilang linya (who's probably a "source" for Amanpour's reporting.)
UPDATE: Btw, panoorin nyo yung video ni Lacson kay Doble na nasa PCIJ.
Haha, nice one Lito.
UPDATE: "National Security"? Puh-lease!
Hindi po si Arroyo ang mino-monitor ng authorities kundi yung rogue official na si Garci.
Nadamay lang si Arroyo dahil tinawagan niya si Garci.
Why did some in the administration higher-ups eavesdropped on garci's phoneline? because they know he's up to no good and they don't trust him, so they want to keep an eye on Garci just in case namamangka si Garci sa dalawang ilog, o magsumbong siya sa kampo ni FPJ.
Wouldn't be a huge problem for her if they were just chit-chatting. but when they talked about silencing witnesses and fixing elections, ibang usapan na yan.
UPDATE: Tanong ng Inquirer Editorial:
If the “Hello, Garci” tapes had never surfaced, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo would be firmly in charge, there would be, at best, a token opposition, and she wouldn’t be, today, the Richard Nixon of Philippine politics. But the tapes surfaced, and the country then, as now, must ask: Why does the chief victim of the wiretapping, the President, seem the least inclined to get to the bottom of the matter?
Doronila OTOH, makes the case for the other side.
Ellen Tordesillas offers a different view from Doronila.
UPDATE: Neal Cruz is disappointed with Joker Arroyo.