Tough anti-gambling rules in the Philippines resulted in the forced resignation of Land Transportation Office chief assistant secretary Virginia Torres. Denying that the royal palace asked her to step down, Torres said that she chose to resign, following two videos that went viral where she was seeing playing slot machines at a casino. Under Memorandum Circular 8 introduced in 2001, government officials are banned from “entering and playing in casinos”. Justifying her actions, Torres said that she just happened to be visiting the casino for a drink when she saw the slot machine on the lower floor and “out of curiosity, I sat in front of one machine and marveled at the lights and read the instructions…” ok…
The old Indian chief sat in his home on the reservation, smoking his ceremonial pipe, eyeing the two US government officials sent to interview him.
“Chief Two Eagles,” one official began, “you have observed the white man for many years. You have seen all the progress and all his problems.”
The chief nodded.
The official continued: “What do you think of all the white man has done?”
The chief stared at the officials for more than a minute and then calmly replied: “When white man found the land, Indians were running it. No taxes. No debt. Plenty buffalo, plenty beaver. Medicine man free. Indian people hunted and fished all the time.”
The chief paused and then added: “Only white man dumb enough to think he could improve system like that.”