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Posted by akosistella on March 22, 2010

Malaya: Junta a remote possibility

GARY Olivar, deputy presidential spokesman, is right. Takeover by a junta is an extremely remote possibility in the event of a failure of elections on May. 10. Indeed, the more likely possibility is that Gloria Arroyo will stay in Malacañang in an acting capacity and proceed from there on to make herself permanent head of government.

Click Business Insight Malaya.

Inquirer: Cracks in the barracks

IT does no good for any administration spokesman to address public fears about a military takeover by arguing, as Secretary Ricardo Saludo did the other day, that the country has never suffered a general failure of elections. Just because it hasn’t happened before doesn’t mean it cannot happen at all.

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BusinessMirror- No debate: Jobs matter

But former labor undersecretary Susan Ople says the results of the latest NSO labor-force survey are “deceptive.”

“We shouldn’t just look at the numbers but also at the quality of jobs being generated. Most of these jobs are seasonal and contractual, and some are even campaign- or election-driven,” Ople pointed out. We should even expect further increases in unemployment and underemployment rates, particularly in the provinces affected by the ongoing power crisis, she adds.

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