There was reportedly a meeting over the weekend to get various groups to attempt a consensus. Supposedly, there would be a round two, since the pro- and anti-administration sides got stuck on the question of legitimacy.
But the Palace has decided to squelch all talk of legitimacy in such talks. An opinion piece in The Nation of Thailand points to the perils of making too big a deal about informal talks, anyway (stranger and stranger how the Philippines and Thailand are on parallel political tracks).
The true, the good, and the beautiful speak up: Arroyo friends want impeach raps junked.
Fidel Ramos’s friends put forward a survey on bicameralism.
IMF survey team says economic growth prospects “flattish.”
(picture from Charivari is a right.)
But something from Jove requires addition emphasis:
You see they said that we are evacuating all our nationals out of Lebanon at a time when the airfares have become cheaper, that it is easier and cheaper to look for sea transportation now, that the other evacuation expenses are now relatively lower than before… all because the nationals of other countries have already been fully evacuated (kumbaga wala nang kalaban, since their governments deemed it wise not to wait for further battle escalation and any other change in alert levels).
In the punditocracy, my column is Gov’t power, not people power (this is the conclusion of last Monday’s column, Institutionalized people power).
In Harper’s: The American Raj Requires Instability.
Tony Abaya on whether World War III is beginning, or began even prior to 9-11.
In the blogosphere, Coffee with Amee feels despondent over news on the indignities suffered by Filipinos in Beirut. Politics Central on the plight of Christian Lebanese (on whom Filipinos are dependent for safety).
Parallel Universes contrasts health information available on Bush with that available on the President.
Ang Bagong Maharlika has the late (and now, lately, back) President Marcos making grumpy comments on his kin.