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Dark Designs Embedded In Charter Change?

March 9, 2009

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Is something insidious brewing as Filipinos count down the days till May 20, 2010 and the subsequent department from office of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

The speculations are flying thick and fast in the wake of the disclosure of an investment advisory think tank ‘analysis’ of the Philippines socio-political landscape in the face of the continuing charter change moves in Congress led by loyalists of Mrs. Arroyo.

The report is entitled Down The Wire. At least one prominent journalist blogger, Patricio Mangubat, is raising the alarm that martial could be among the desperate options the outgoing regime could have up its sleeve.

http://filipinovoices.com/martial-law-watch

Since the web site of the think tank Global Source is subscribed-based not anyone can view much less download Down The Wire but the Philippine Daily Inquirer story quotes telling portions from the Global Source Report dated March 5, 2009.

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/nation/view/20080929-163489/No-smooth-RP-ride-to-2010—-US-think-tank

This writer has previously opined, based on talks with Malacanang sources requesting anonymity, and two former Arroyo cabinet members that charter change could, at best, engineer a change of government, and worse, tinkering with the 1987 Constitutional Transitory Provisions.

Now I am being told “the maneuvers could, in effect, cancel the 2010 elections or postpone it due to “national security concerns such as an escalation of the conflict in Mindanao or the economic crisis, making it necessary to assuming sweeping emergency powers.”

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