The front page of the reputable Manila newspaper `Philippine Star' featured an article headed `Fart Epidemic Hits Australia'. Other news included General Ramos' inauguration, and the four bombings by right-wing activists in the city precincts. The Australian Foreign Minister, in Manila to pay his respects to President Ramos, was quoted as saying: `The story is a puffery. The whole thing has been blown out of all proportion.' source:`The Age' newspaper,p2.
(From the "Rest" of RHF)