Friday, June 26, 2009
allowing the constituent assembly to materialize is no different from opening pandora's box: all sorts of plagues from human rights violations to death of democracy will bedevil the filipino citizens. the possibility of president gloria macapagal-arroyo's rule beyond 2010 is not unfounded, given the grim and determined behavior of her congressional allies in railroading the con-ass. she may not mete out a marcos-style martial law, but once her congressional plan works out and a parliamentary shift in government makes it possible for her to be installed as prime minister, it is as if the '70s were being relived. the perpetual dictator in marcos gets resurrected in arroyo, so fear the worst.