Another People Power Revolution in the making?
Posted by akosistella on March 26, 2010
By Jose Ma. Montelibano
After a presidential spokesperson uttered the words “military takeover” in the context of a missing Supreme Court Chief Justice, all sorts of reactions were uttered in response. Since the spokesperson was Charito Planas, a senior citizens and a veteran of Philippine affairs for five decades, her words were not seen as a slip of the tongue. They could have been, but Charito knows better than to provoke unwanted speculations in one of the most partisan moments of the country. Besides being such a contentious period, today also experiences the most unpopular president in Philippine history, and one of the least trusted among known personalities in Philippine society. What, then, prompted a presidential spokesperson to mention the possibility of a military takeover should no presidential candidate be declared as the winner in the coming elections?