Its surprising that local news has a very sympathetic take on GMA’s visit to the US:
When the Huffingtonpost headlines:
President Bush met with Filipino President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo today at the White House. Arroyo was in Washington while her country tries to recover from a typhoon that devastated coastal areas and flipped a ferry carrying over 800 passengers last week. Before discussing aide for the Philippines, Bush couldn’t resist beginning the sober meeting with a quip about a Filipino member of his kitchen staff. Read part of the transcript from the meeting and click here to read more about one of the “Philippine-Americans” Bush is referring to (SOURCE)
Other coverage bits:
Why so, when in previous instances, there’d be a huge ruckus over something like this?