The current upsurge of political protest against the GMA administration has reached a point of sustainability. At this time. this is centered in schools, churches, and middle class communities. Despite various attempts by Malacañang to diffuse this protest, it is spreading.
However, the movement has not yet reached the point of being a critical mass needed to force a political solution. To do so, it has to involve the great mass of the people at the grassroots. The middle class character of the movement gave it a certain weight, credibility, and attraction. At the end however, any democratic movement requires numbers. Malacañang–and influential institutions and political forces–are keenly watching and counting the numbers involved in opposition activities.
The urgent task now before the broad opposition is to bring the issue to all the people throughout the country. The urgent task before the GMA forces is to prevent this. If they cannot do this, the people–who are already disenchanted in their majority with GMA–will join the front ranks of the protest. This is people power.
The problem of the protest movement is development. The problems of the GMA camp are developing.