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Perhaps President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo can't take a hint. The most respected and credible members of her cabinet have abandoned her and want her to resign; the Makati Business Club has asked that she step down; Cory Aquino twice called on her to relinquish her post. Demonstrations against her are increasing and show no signs of abating, opinion polls show her credibility in the negatives and political allies are turning against her. There's even a website that's been set up called gmaresignnow.com
The bad news is there's going to be a coup. The good news is it's going to be headed by Gringo Honasan.
If the key to success is failure, then the 55-year old Senator Gregorio "Gringo" Honasan, ex-colonel, ex-fugitive, inveterate coup plotter, should have earned success many times over. For some reason it keeps eluding him.
by Alan Robles
What do you do with a stupid employee who's always drunk on the job, who steals wantonly, womanizes, gambles, refuses to work, bullies everybody, schemes with fellow crooks and bribes the other servants using your money?
Fire him, of course.
Joseph Estrada finally outlived his uselessness. His government dissolved from under him, melted in four days by the white hot rage of a people betrayed by traditional politicians.
Three days of partying on the street and a President falls.
Was People Power II that easy?
Compared to the first one, yes.
This January's uprising occurred in a society and environment vastly more open and wired than in 1986. Then, the dictator held all the cards. Marcos controlled everything: the media, the bureaucracy, the police and military, the local governments.