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Losing much too early NO HOLDS BARRED Armida Siguion-Reyna 06/25/2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

Losing much too early

Armida Siguion-Reyna
I had promised to follow tradition and not comment on anything the President-elect would say or do for at least a 100 days after his oathtaking, a honeymoon of sorts. Some of my breakfast barkada spew venom and I just laugh over what this paper has tagged as the power clusters of the incoming administration, namely: “Sisters Inc.,” “Liberal Party officers and members,” “Kaklase Inc.,” “the Cory Veterans Group,” and the good ol’ “Kamag-anak Inc.”

Mind you, there’s also still the “Hyatt 10,” and several grouplets comprising the pro and anti-Mar Roxas groups and the pro and anti-Jojo Binay blocs, the NGOS, the activists pseudo and real, and the whatever else there is. Mind you more, the list doesn’t yet include the opposition, all these are within the winner’s camp, squaring for their share of the newly-won pie of the last elections.

The slew of organizations claiming to be malakas don’t bother me. I’m not after any position; at my age I’m much too old to beg for an appointment. There’s nothing left for me to prove, so there. I had really nothing urgent to talk about.

Until I read about the meeting between the President-elect and the Vice President-elect that took place a couple of days ago. Jojo Binay said that he had refused to accept “any Cabinet position so as not to burden the President and allow him to focus on the many challenges facing the nation,” and that was fine with me. Humanga pa ako sa kanya.
It was a re-write of what the President-elect had previously said that bothered me. I found it disturbing when I first heard it, but I pushed it away with dedma. It’s been reprinted and reprinted and now it haunts me, our new President’s declaration that notwithstanding his respect for Binay’s personal inclination towards the DILG portfolio, “I should be accorded the right to choose who I want to serve as my alter ego.”... MORE

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