Intoxicating lure of power

05:03 AM July 31, 2018

It was the stuff that events or movie directors dread or dream of, depending on what kind of a director you are. Joyce Bernal certainly did not expect the spectacle that happened in last week’s State of the Nation Address.

We now have a comebacking disgraced politician, who had been embroiled in a string of corruption charges, as Speaker. So much for President Duterte’s rhetoric on weeding out corruption in government. With Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as an ally, expect the campaign for “No-el” (no elections) in 2019 to materialize, and the shift to a federal system going full swing. Perhaps the post of prime minister for the former president?


ROBERT ALVAREZ HYNDMAN, [email protected]


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