House Speaker Nograles was interviewed by a television network in relation to the antagonistic position of the Senate on their Res 1109 saying to push with their "gameplan" he would use "charm" and he laughed apparently amused by his statement.
The move to push this political maneuvering for their own benefits (news has it that each congressman will enjoy Php20 million pork barrel with this gameplan) is twisting the arm of the Filipino people who are not in favor of any charter change this time. And not via constituents assembly, transforming the bicameral into a body that will overhaul the constitution.
Many quarters are suspicious that the term of Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will be extended and that there will be no May 2010 elections despite assurance from her allies in the lower house that there will be no term extension. The problem is that it is hard to trust them. We have reasons.
("Ayey or ouch")