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‘People power is alive!’

12:04 AM May 31, 2016

VICE PRESIDENT Leni Robredo will support President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte 100 percent? Sounds trapo-ish. I’d be disappointed if this means she is for restoring the death penalty or moving Ferdinand Marcos’ remains to the Libingan ng mga Bayani, atbp.

There is in all men a demand for the superlative (Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.) which we should moderate. Leni, of course, will have her share of rookie lapses and mistakes of the mind but not of the heart (ever in the right place). No one’s perfect.

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But those of us who toiled to foil Bongbong Marcos may say good morning to ourselves. Nagising sa pagka-gupiling (woke up from a state of prostration), and in the end we shafted and deep-sixed the insensitive and far-from-contrite Bongbong so dismissive of gross human rights violations and in denial about Marcosian kleptocracy. Raissa Robles has documented in detail the violations and showed that Bongbong had a hand in trying to dissemble and conceal the fruits of the crime. Behind the Marcosian great wealth is a great crime.

From nil early this year, we scrambled to help Leni, and succeeded by a narrow margin. People power is alive!

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Our forum—Ateneo for a Better Philippines led by Ricky Sobreviñas and DG  Guevara, along with SBC HS ’59, Carmma (Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses to Malacañang), Women against the Marcoses, et al. (in the millions, nationwide and abroad)—followed the fixed NEVER AGAIN! star to render Bongbong jobless by the end of June. It’s high time he acknowledged the egregious Marcosian errors and iniquities.

—R.A.V. SAGUISAG, Makati City

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