Flon Faurillo /
Who’s to Blame?
The recent defeat of the petition for People’s Initiative filed by the
Sigaw ng Bayan and ULAP before the Supreme Court caused much
finger-pointing within the Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo administration as to
who is to blame for this failure. This led to the resignation of Defense
Secretary Avelino Cruz. The Cabinet infighting resulting from the decision
of the Supreme Court confirms what everybody already knew and which served
as basis for the decision of the High Court, that the so-called People’s
Initiative is really a machination directed by Malacanang and not a
genuine people’s initiative. The Macapagal-Arroyo administration has only
itself to blame and the Filipino people has everything to gain from
Malacanang’s defeat in the Supreme Court.
Salungguhit literally means to
underline; figuratively, to
underscore or highlight.
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