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Here we go again

In the Philippine Star today, the official Malakanyang excuse for GMA’s visit to ZTE is the trite ole’ “So what?”

When will those people learn that protestations of innocence are pointless now that the atmosphere has been poisoned against the President?  Leaving aside the fact that the photos themselves are not particularly incriminating – well, except for those who are already convinced anyway and need no further proof of the President’s complicity – what matters here is that the photos raise the possibility of presidential complicity. And that is the only reason needed for the NBN-ZTE investigation’s awakening from the coma it has slipped into. But Bunye doesn’t get that; nor Ermita.

Instead, they run around convincing themselves and each other that the photos are harmless, and then try to sell that line to a disenchanted public. They must think Filipinos are morons.

I think the re-opening of the investigation is proper, if only to clarify whether at the time the pictures were taken, GMA knew that there was something fishy with the deal – although as I said before, if she didn’t then she’s incompetent at the very least.


One other thing that caught my attention with this story was the insinuation that the photos were released to
divert attention from Meralco. Because it’s Rolex Suplico that’s been running with this ball, the suspicion goes that he’s a Lopez flunky. Considering that Suplico comes from Lopez country, this possibility is not that remote.

And then there’s the rumor that the person who released the photo is actually a lawyer who is rather intimately connected with a rabidly anti-GMA senator. The plot, my friends, sickens.


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