As Inq7.net explains it, PLDT DSL interruption in Makati leaves Internet cafes empty. PLDT called to tell me the breakdown was due to “a power brownout” in the area.
The Garcillano grilling at the House will resume on January 25, 2006.
Meanwhile, Police convene crisis committee amid coup rumors . Maybe they just went to Starbucks? After all, Arroyo spokesman dismisses coup rumors as ‘coffee shop talk’.
Regarding my post quoting a Philippine Star article, read the report penned by Jesuit priest Romeo Intengan, Jr.: ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES:Ã‚Â DEFENDER OF THE NATION,Ã‚Â GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY,Ã‚Â AND SERVANT OF THE PEOPLE. No coincidence, I think, in the paper having been written up on a weekend scuttlebutt had it that military moves were possible. Plus, I have it on very good authority that Fr. Intengan visited former president Joseph Estrada last Saturday in his detention estate in Tanay, Rizal: that’s more or less around the time the report must have been “leaked” to the Star. Reading the paper will explain why it may have been felt useful by some, to give the paper some sort of publicity last weekend.
Intengan’s paper is essentially a manifesto in support of Social Democracy, written from a Socialist perspective a few decades out of date (its insistence on feudalism, for example, doesn’t take into account the groundbreaking thought of former Communists like Rigoberto Tiglao, for example, that Philippine society is no longer strictly feudal). It calls for the reexamination of the repeal of the Anti-Subversion Law, and the replacement of the National Defense Act (Commonwealth Act No. 1), with a new law that has more internal security aspects to it. It also warns of the infiltration of the Armed Forces of the Philippines by the Communist Party of the Philippines through such front organizations as the “Lt. Crispin Tagamolila Movement”.
More on the paper in a future entry.