Manila: “Ador Passes 2nd Polygraph Test”

Jonathan Fernandez reports for Sun.Star. Excerpt:

MANILA — After failing the first test last week, whistle-blower Angelo Manaway, popularly known as Ador, had passed the second polygraph test amid allegations that a top official of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) had helped him.

AFP intelligence service chief Col. Victor Corpus on Friday said Ador passed the second polygraph test conducted by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Thursday. He failed in the first test administered on him last week.

Ador has implicated former Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Task Force (PAOCTF) chief and now Senator Panfilo Lacson in a destabilization plot against the Arroyo government and said he has a shortlist of assassination targets, including Vice President and Foreign Secretary Teofisto Guingona.

Corpus dared Lacson to undergo the polygraph test along with Ador to determine who between them is lying.

“I am willing to undergo the polygraph if Sen. Lacson will join us to determine, once and for all, who is telling the truth,” Corpus said.

Corpus said he would resign from the elite unit and retire from service if allegations that he is coaching Ador would be proven true. Polygraph duels are a poor way to establish who is lying. The “test” has an inherent bias against the truthful, yet is easily defeated by the deceptive.

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