President Arroyo’s term of office ends exactly at noontime on June 30, 2010. She need to post bail for all her crimes to Filipino people.These people are not going without a fight and they fight very,very dirty. Her lapdogs and bunch of neocons are turning every stones and working overtime to ammend the country’s 1987 Constitution. If this plan don’t work,there is a greater chance that Arroyo will simply cancel the elections this time around.Gloria Arroyo doesn’t have the luxury of stealing the election; her name will not be on the ballot. The Filipinos is caught in the circular logic by which the Congress/right wing justifies a panoply of atrocities. Having left the nation no peaceful means by which it might express the popular will, Arroyo will cite ‘violence’ as justification for even more extreme measures. This is the death cycle of Democracy.
Arroyo will need a ‘riot’ in order to declare martial law and will require martial law to justify her crackdowns on dissent and ‘civil disturbance’. The right wing’s relationship to dissent mirrors that ofArroyo”s relationship to ‘terrorism’. Arroyio, in fact, is nothing without terrorism and her policies can be shown to be the cause of it. Thus –she will and does manufacture it!
A ‘national emergency’ will provideArroyo the raw power she needs to cancel the elections and hold on to even greater executive power. Over the course of her criminal and illegitimate regime; Gloria Arroyo has assumed powers that in cases of a ‘national emergency’ make of her an absolute ruler beyond the powers of the Congress or the Courts. It has all been locked up rather neatly and planned well in advance. A ‘decider’ by self-proclamation, Arroyo conveniently ‘decides’ what is and what is not a ‘national emergency. She is the sole arbiter.
Wish I were wrong on this prediction of Martial Law. Surely, there is another ploy for Arroyo to stay in power beyond 2010, Charter change efforts by administration allies in Congress who continue to work on it. There were even reports about clandestine meetings to map out Cha-cha strategies to carry it out at all cost. Most of the time, these reported Cha-cha moves, no matter how supposedly secretly being plotted, nevertheless come out anyway in the light of day.
The alleged renewed campaign to amend the country’s 1987 Constitution gained a new life after reports came out that no less than the President’s eldest son, Pampanga Rep. Mikey Arroyo is leading the efforts to push Cha-cha in Congress. In fact, ousted Speaker Jose de Venecia was supposedly being tapped to bring Cha-cha back to life in Congress. De Venecia disclosed that Mikey, along with Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez met with him in his office at the Batasan Pambansa in Quezon City where they talked about the latest developments on Cha-cha in Congress.
While they confirmed talking about Cha-cha during their discussions, both Mikey and De Venecia vehemently denied having talked about reviving the Cha-cha campaign in Congress in exchange for the latter getting back his Speaker’s post. De Venecia, however, stressed for as long as administration allies could muster the 197 votes in the House of Representatives and get the Supreme Court to uphold their move, “there will be no stopping Cha-cha.”
So! what we gonna do? Are we going to begin the countdown?