Charge it to the Republic
Posted by akosistella on April 27, 2010
By LITO BANAYO
MANY of those who staked everything at Edsa in 1986 had hoped that things would change, beyond just mere democratic space. But there were those who never staked anything in Edsa, yet figured they could make oodles of money by taking advantage of Cory Aquino’s sincere desire to make democracy work for the under-privileged.
The Aquino reform government was held hostage by as many as nine coup attempts, some minor adventurist plots, some as damaging as in 1987 and 1989. But while the coup plotters were busy threatening Cory’s presidency, some who never fought Marcos, in fact, collaborated with the dictatorship till the end, quietly made money. As the late Ricardo Manapat once wrote, “some are smarter than others”, describing men and women who in the heyday of the dictatorship, took advantage of power or proximity to power, to feather their own nests so thickly.
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Black prop explains everything
By DUCKY PAREDES
THE Nacionalista Party presidential candidate has only one explanation for everything that ails his campaign – black propaganda.
This might work once in a while – as when another presidentiable discovers a faked document that seeks to depict him in a bad light (that might have actually come from Manny Villar himself). But the other presidentiable did not say “black propaganda;” instead, he laughed about the amateurish attempt at destroying him.
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