At around 10:15 a text came in saying Gen. Fortunato Abat (ret.), Salvador Enriquez, Bert Lumawig, Roy Senerez and others were holed up in the Waling-Waling Room of the Club Filipinoto announce an important matter at midnight. At around 11:30 GMA7’s Saksi news broadcast showed Abat entering the Club while a rather rag-tag moblet (two dozen or so people) armed with party torches chanted his name. At around midnight the old warhorse declared he was setting up a transitional government with himself as its president. He then called on the military and police to protect the people and not the President (Arroyo, that is, not he).
Oh well. Just pay him his overdue pension so he can go back to retirement.
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