Who is really the true opposition in Philippine Political arena? I guess right now every politicians are running their own agendas.
After Edsa I, the Banana Republic of the Philippines has cleverly come up with a series of layers of fake opposition created to ensure that when Filipinos look for opposition, they will find a fake, designed to distract, right in front of their eyes. The fake opposition is well educated and equipped with money and knowledge of how to deal with Politics.. There are so skillful that even the most veteran journalists, researchers and former politicians have a hard time distinguishing between the real and the fake.
Fake opposition has secured a place among Filipino politicians. They are able to lobby and interact with Congress and the Senate and have essentially become the source of information for many politicians. There are many shades of fake opposition. Examining them all is not possible in a short article. They are the hyenas; not the bravest or most skilled hunters individually but as a pack they contrive to bring down their opponents; differing from hyenas in that they target the most active opposition, whereas hyenas attack the weakest prey.
There is no united voice for opposition. Everyone seems to be doing something, often in opposite directions, competing for attention, it has been forgotten that the mission is to expose the system and get relief for real political reform, not for petty criminals who deserve none.
Filipinos are not afraid of change. They’re yearning for it. That’s highly debatable: the Filipino people might have been ready for change in the Philippines following the famed of corruption and discontent, Filipinos are fed up and willing to support true reforms. On issue after issue.
In order for opposition to unite, They don’t need to love each other, they don’t even have to like one another but to bring down and defeat the present Arroyo regime they must respect each other differences.
History teaches us that all those who successfully fought for war respected their enemy. When that respect disappears, theye become over-inflated with confidence and miscalculate the capability of their counterpart. Gloria Arroyo is smart and has proven it by staying in power . For the sake of the country they love and the history they cherish, they must not let anger provoke them to start a division with in the opposition rank because, by the time this administration and Dureza finished the prayer , there won’t be anything left of opposition to elect next president.
Until the opposition do become willing to unite, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will be in the position of a doctor forcing an unruly child to swallow bitter but necessary medicine that would restore the child to health. It is a thankless but necessary task that becomes far more arduous when the child can choose to replace his doctor.