Flon Faurillo /
After losing in the
Supreme Court their bid to have the Constitution revised through a
so-called “people’s initiative,” President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her
political allies still insist on running what they call the Chacha
(Charter Change) Train – with the objective of concentrating power in the
Arroyo administration, opening up the economy further to foreign plunder,
and extending the terms of local officials. But, as one of the opponents
of the charter change drive said, “Time is not on their side,” with the
2007 congressional elections approaching. More importantly, the people
continue to defy moves by the powers-that-be to tamper with the
fundamental law of the land based on self-serving interests. At this point
Arroyo’s Chacha Train is as good as derailed.
Salungguhit literally means to
underline; figuratively, to
underscore or highlight.
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