Brass Tactics

John Stanmeyer for TIME.

President Arroyo telephones Edgardo Espinosa, a military general supposedly plotting a coup against her, at her first press conference.

If you were a newly installed president of the Philippines and you heard a general was plotting to overthrow you, what would you do? If you were Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, heroine of last month's People Power II revolt in Manila, you'd get on your cell phone. At her maiden press conference last week, Arroyo was asked if Lieut. General Edgardo Espinosa,...

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