Secretary Dureza prayed for extension of Her term. Her Presidency said, “Oh, my God!” The next thing we mortals knew, the gods in the House of Representatives are readying a fast reply via a constituent assembly to remove the constitutional barrier to the extension of Her term. All the rest of the news is mere gobbledygook designed to obfuscate the political landscape.
Such is the situation now. The reality has set in for Malacañang that it has no more time available before the full onslaught of the electoral scenario; that if they do not make their move now and within the next three months, the capability to set the political agenda will disappear, and; that their carefully and expensively-maintained coalition will unravel.
Cha-cha has to happen and has to happen NOW! What about the opposition, the widespread opposition coming from virtually everywhere except the corrupted and corrupt institutions that will handle the Charter change process? Unfortunate, quite unfortunate–they will just have to take their chances as Malacañang will also take its chances.
The die is about to be cast. Are the people ready to stand up and be counted?