Fire hits the Commission on Elections. The Comelec is poised to proclaim the president’s pet party, Kampi, as the dominant minority party, shutting out the opposition and denying it access to what should be the opposition’s copy of election returns. People caught in the National Printing Office copying ballot numbers. Virgilio Garcillano appointed administration point man for Mindanao elections. And Manny Pacquiao will run after all.
The Inquirer editorial, as well as Amando Doronila condemn the government’s manhunt of Rep. Satur Ocampo. My view in my column for today, Price of conviction (see the statement of PATH also).
Philippine Commentary does not sympathize with Ocampo; and since a new offensive is officially in the works, much buzz will probably be generated by upcoming hearings in the US House of Representatives on the deteriorating human rights situation.
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