Philippine diplomat accepts Iowa leader’s apology


Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Cuisia. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

IOWA CITY, Iowa— The Philippine ambassador to the U.S. personally called Iowa Public Safety Commissioner K. Brian London to seek an explanation of his statement that he found Filipinos difficult to polygraph.

Ambassador Jose Cuisia, Jr., called London on Friday to say the remark was inappropriate and had offended Filipinos. He says London profusely apologized even while insisting his remarks were taken out of context.

A spokesman for London has confirmed that he told a group of polygraph examiners earlier this year that, in his experience as a Secret Service agent in the 1980s, he found that “completing polygraphs with Filipinos was difficult.”

He says his remark was meant to illustrate cultural and language barriers that can complicate polygraph tests and did not mean to imply Filipinos are less truthful than others.

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  • yew_tan

    Question: Have you ever stolen anything in your lifetime?

    Flip: No, never.

    Polygraph examiners: Flip, sorry you failed.

    • walaywalay

      The Philippine ambassador to the U.S. personally called Dr. L. Masae Kawamura, former president of the North American Region of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease to seek an explanation of her statement that she claimed that Filipinos living in crowded places, especially those in shanty communities, are more likely to develop and transmit TB.
      Ambassador Jose Cuisia, Jr., called Dr. L. Masae Kawamura on Friday to say the remark was inappropriate and had offended Filipinos, especially those afflicted with TB

  • boybakal

    Mahihirapan talaga ang polygraph machine sa Pilipino.
    Kasi nga ang pronunciation ng pilipinos sa F ay P pa rin.
    Kaya yon machine lito.

  • Barak_O

    canos should try their bid-assed polygraph machine on napoles

    • Greg


      • Barak_O


  • imongredneck

    This only shows how unreliable polygraph test is; thus should be deemed inadmissible in court, esp. If the subject is a Flip.

    • Diepor

      They are in most countries.

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