According to the whistle-blower WikiLeaks, Port Irene is the major entry point of virtually all converted right-hand drive vehicles being sold in the Philippines which is seriously affecting revenues of legitimate car firms. WikiLeaks said that foreign car manufacturers in the Philippines are complaining that they were enticed to invest in the Philippines with the promise of market protection such as a blanket ban on the entry of imported used cars.
THIS is what the previous US Ambassador Kristie Kenney is said to have said, according to a WikiLeaked document: Referring to Corazon Aquino: "Revered as a hero for taking the reins of power at a difficult moment in Philippine politics and at a time of great personal loss, President Aquino leaves behind an incomplete transition to democratic governance that, while marked by great personal freedom for Philippines citizens, never seems to have properly taken root in the institutions that must handle the difficult task of governing a diverse and divided society..."
Former US ambassador to Manila Kristie Kenney is at the centre of the furore over the release by WikiLeaks of secret diplomatic cables dispatched by the US embassy to Washington from 2006 to 2010 during the most tumultuous years of President Gloria
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has declined to comment on a Wikileaks cable from the US embassy in Manila stating that the separatist group looks up to Washington to help end the decades-long fighting in Mindanao.