Flon Faurillo /
Beleaguered and bruised
even, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo – who is battling countless
challenges to her administration arising from questions on the legitimacy
of her presidency and people’s discontent over what is seen as all-around
government misrule – is looking to the men and women in uniform for
refuge. But even in them, she cannot find assurance. Signs show that even
in the institution considered as the government’s last bulwark for
defense, the waves of dissension have set in. Soldiers may profess loyalty
whenever held in check but it does not mean they are not waiting for the
“right time” to strike.
Salungguhit literally means to
underline; figuratively, to
underscore or highlight.
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