ABS-CBN Interactive breaks the story Garcillano back in RP, says wife:
Mrs. Garcillano, according to Carandang’s report, said her husband questioned why only his telephone conversations with a person who sounded like President Arroyo have been made public, when in fact, he talked to a lot of candidates in the 2004 polls, including several opposition figures.
“We want everything to come out,” Carandang quoted Mrs. Garcillano as saying.
Carandang added: “She said that Mr. Garcillano received calls from people on both sides of the political fence asking him to perform services to protect their votes. She said she does not want to characterize it as cheating but protection of votes.”
Mrs. Garcillano said that she and her husband went into hiding for fear of their lives when the wiretapping controversy started.
She said that she and her husband returned to the Philippines last week from an undisclosed country.
“According to Mrs. Garcillano, the people who helped them leave the country were neither from the administration nor the government but these were friends,” Carandang reported.
She said her husband is not under government control or being held by the opposition. She added that “friends” are helping them move to different locations in Mindanao to avoid detection by authorities.
Something was up, as I speculated here and here. Big hints, in retrospect from places such as RG Cruz’s blog here and here and here. This is the Mother of All Scoops for Ricky Carandang.