Posted by akosistella on March 8, 2010
Failed protests – Inquirer
THE election-related news the other day must have raised the average Filipino’s frustration index. The Supreme Court had upheld the resolution of the Commission on Elections unseating Camarines Norte Gov. Jesus Typoco. Well and good, if the election protests filed by Edgardo Tallado, now the governor-designate, were understood in isolation. Seen as part of a pattern of decision-making on election disputes, however, the Court’s ruling, promulgated on March 5, can only provoke wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Back to the Dark Ages – BusinessMirror
If there’s one single thing that brings us back to the reality that we are a Third World nation—no matter how many times we’re told that it’s only a matter of time before we reach First World status—it’s the power outages. We call them brownouts on this side of the Pacific, but these power outages serve to remind us that the country has yet to emerge from our own Dark Ages.
Fruitless talks – Malaya
NOTHING will come out of the peace negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front which are winding down in Kuala Lumpur. The Arroyo administration cannot commit any substantive concessions to the MILF. The MILF, on the other hand, cannot back track on its principal demand, that of expanded autonomy.