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Change? What change? EDITORIAL 06/20/2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Change? What change?

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The Aquino Cabinet is shaping up as a veritable political payback for the yellow groups that supposedly volunteered to help give the presidency to Noynoy, headed by leaders of the Black and White Movement (BWM), the Liberal Party (LP), the Hyatt 10 group of Arroyo Cabinet members who closed their eyes on the cheating and even aided her illegal moves in the 2004 polls, but jumped ship at the height of the “Hello Garci” scandal and called for Arroyo to step down from the presidency, the Cory Aquino crowd and The Firm.

Some of the names being floated for the Cabinet posts are even horrendously disappointing since their capabilities do not in any way match the positions they will likely get.

Florencio Abad is said to being tapped as the Education secretary, Corazon “Dinky” Soliman will recover her Social Welfare and Development post, Avelino Cruz Jr. is said to be getting Defense, Cesar Purisima, the Finance portfolio and Juan Santos will likely reassume the top post at the Department of Trade and Industry, or Makati Business Club Bertie Lim may get it.

BWM personalities such as Manolo Quezon is being considered for a post, Ed Lacierda as presidential spokesman and Leah Navarro is being considered as Presidential Management Staff chief. Maria Montelibano of the Samar group will be appointed as head of the Philippine Information Agency. Naga City Mayor Jesse Robredo is being considered for the Department of Interior and Local Government post to the disappointment of Vice President-elect Jejomar Binay.

Teresita Deles, another Hyatt 10 member, will likely be assigned as the administration’s presidential peace adviser while a group composed of LP members led by chairman emeritus Jovito Salonga is pushing for former Chief Justice Hilario Davide, who legitimized the unconstitutional 2001 military-takeover of the presidency by Arroyo, as Foreign Affairs secretary. 

Paquito “Jojo” Ochoa Jr., Noynoy’s legal counsel, is a sure bet for executive secretary while Noynoy’s Ateneo buddy Bong Naguiat is being floated as replacement for overstaying Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. Chairman Efraim Genuino.... MORE

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