Today’s entry will be brief.
The scuttlebutt today is that Tessie Aquino-Oreta and Tito Sotto who’ve moved to the administration-allied Nationalist People’s Coalition, are poised to join the ranks of the administration’s senate slate. The next recruit just might be actor Richard Gomez. JB Baylon has an interesting column, incidentally, on what the public thinks might make for an effective administration slate.
Take a look at Jove Francisco’s report on how the administration tried some hard-sell to try to foster the impression it’s in cahoots with those forming an alternative slate.
Then ponder Manuel Buencamino’s argument that determining non-administration senate slates should bear a primordial priority in mind: Hitler first, Stalin later.
My Arab News column for this week is Edsa Dos: The Defining Issue.
The Inquirer editorial comments on the administration being found wanting in comparison to the South Koreans.