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U.S. cable says Philippines’ Aquino ‘diffident’

Philippine president Benigno Aquino was described by the former United States’ envoy as “diffident and unassertive”, secret cables published by anti-secrecy website Wikileaks reveal. US ambassador to Manila Kristie Kenney filed the series of unflattering cables after then senator Aquino had declared his presidential candidacy and during the election campaign,…

WikiLeaks revelation sours U.S.-Philippine relations

The Philippine foreign minister on Wednesday slammed a former US ambassador as a “dismal failure” in an angry reaction to a secret cable published by anti-secrecy website Wikileaks. Albert del Rosario assailed Kristie Kenney, who stepped down as US ambassador to Manila last year, after she allegedly criticised the Philippines’…