Just when everyone had forgotten about the proposed Truth Commission (impeachment being the name of the game), the Bishops’ Businessmen’s Conference held a Polo Club press conference and put forward the following names: former Comelec chairman Christian Monsod, retired justice Isagani Cruz, Michael Mastura, Fr. Joaquin Bernas, Ramon Farolan, Randy David, and lawyer Romeo Capulong, as potential members.
Meanwhile, in another press conference, Teresita Deles says still more cabinet members will resign. I don’t know how productive such a statement is: it could frighten those planning to resign into not resigning; it could provoke a witch hunt in the Palace or counter-lobbying or even a new round of pre-emptive dismissals.
Jove suggests the President is pleased at punch with her consolidation of support, but Torn and Frayed wonders if using the word “disaster” isn’t a bad sign. But Newsstand, after recalculating the dates, points out the Supreme Court may fortuitously come up with a decision on the VAT law coinciding with the President’s state of the nation address.