July 2009


1. Estrada would only add to the scores of oppositionists who declared and manifested their intent to run. This further divides the votes against the administration and an administration candidate winning means that no legal prosecution against Gloria even after her term will prosper.

2. If the law would eventually allow Erap to vie for the presidency again on the premise that he is not a “sitting president”, it means that Gloria can again run after another regime. And the cycle goes on. Imagine how laughable our nation will be.

3. Even if Estrada wins, what will stop the Arroyo-appointees-dominated Supreme Court from issuing a post-election decision nullifying his electoral victory? This will be very chaotic and will rationalize Gloria’s declaration of a martial law.

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Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote an entry about a tribute-benefit concert for Susan Fernandez.  And now, 365 days after that night of real music, the renowned Nightingale of the Philippine Left succumbed to ovarian cancer at the Medical City in Pasig.

I really don’t know her personally. All I know is that her songs, especially the Metro Pop award-winning song “Babae Ka”, contributed alot to the consciousness of the Filipino people during the so-called glory days of the Philippine progressive movement.

For more information about Susan, check http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/entertainment/07/02/09/singer-susan-fernandez-dies or simply Google her name.