It seems that tomorrow, or at the very latest, within this week, the Legion will formally file their petition for a plebiscite with the Commission on Elections. The strategy seems to be that they can afford to try to get it through, since attention’s focused on the impeachment complaints. The President’s people want their pound of flesh. She has to pay her pipers.
It seems Rep. Antonino has it in for the Bishop Businessmen’s Conference (BBC)
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Send in the judge: President to appoint extraordinary prosecutor against political killings. If it’s a retired judge like Hilario Davide, then all the better to prepare a report she can block from being released to the public.
Police reshuffle in metropolis.
50:1 by September?
Supreme Court upholds government decisions to dispose of National Government Center properties.
A tense calm begins in Lebanon.
In the punditocracy, Conrado de Quiros wants a signature campaign for snap elections.
Connie Veneracion says a mobocracy is as fatal as the rule of a highly skilled but amoral, few.
The Inquirer editorial on philanthropy.
In the blogosphere, Comelec AKO reminds us eight months to go before elections (and sooner for a plebiscite!). RG Cruz has scuttlebutt on potential senatorial candidates and possible prime ministers.
Iloilo City Boy casts his lot with parliamentary government (though it seems to me his previous entry contradicts his reasons for doing so).
Torn & Frayed: How cheap is Manila?
New Economist: Apparently, this month marks the 15h anniversary of the World Wide Web, and so, 15 websites that changed the world.
Never Trust a Hippy on the blogosphere and mainstream media.
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