Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Blissful weekend

Last Friday, I thought it was going to be the end for GMA. Cabinet secretaries had resigned and asked GMA to resign as well. The Liberal Party headed by Senate President Franklin Drilon has also asked GMA to resign. The Makati Business Club has also asked GMA to resign. Civil Society , a coalition of NGOS , has also asked GMA to resign. Former Pres Cory Aquino has also asked GMA to make the supreme sacrifice and resign. Witnessing the events on tv gave one a feeling of political déjà vu. Was this a re-enactment of Edsa I and II? The events seem to happen so fast and progressive that it seemed impossible not to reach its logical conclusion. Personally, I thought she was not going to make it all. Then it happened… Former President Fidel Ramos supported GMA and did not ask her to resign. The Armed Forces of the Philippines announced that they would not interfere. After several days of deliberation, The CBCP issued a statement that they would be joining the clamor for GMA to resign Well she proved me wrong. Today is Tuesday the 12th of July 2005 and she is still here. I also realised this weekend that it is unhealthy to be too concerned about the politics of this country. It is best to remember that despite the politics of the country each of us has chores to do, obligations to fulfil, responsibilities to keep and a life to live. So last weekend I shut off the television and did other things. Friday night, spend the time listening to music. Saturday, we went to the Neil Gaiman gathering and met some friends afterwards. Sunday, went to birthday party and again met with friends. By Sunday it was clear that GMA was still the occupant of Malacanang and clearly the constitutional putsch had soured. And most of the people I had talked to during the weekend said that they were tired of politics. Even in our family, the hotbed of politic talk over food, the arguments and counter-arguments concerning politics seemed to have reached a satiation point.


Blogger blackshama said...

God save our gracious Queen,
Long live our Gloria Queen,
God save the Queen!
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long her FVR to reign over us;
God save the Queen!

That's exactly what has happened. Now she's happy and glorious on the Baywalk that is.

7/12/2005 04:32:00 PM  

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