Mrs. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo should read her newspapers today. Honduran president Manuel Zelaya was forced into exile by his own troops yesterday. And you know why? Because Zelaya wanted to force constitutional changes despite being declared illegal by his country's Supreme Court and members of Congress and his own party oppose it.
Zelaya was taken into custody and asked to board a plane. His whereabouts are still unknown as of presstime.
Senators have already warned of dire repercussions should Congress push thru with its planned con-ass. People very close to the palace said that Congress will try to push their luck prior or in July 27, the scheduled date of the SONA.
Malacanang should heed these signs, particularly that of thousands who expressed their anger and disgusts over con-ass online. Though there is a "spiral of silence", as what Mahar Mangahas of SWS describe our situation, it bears remembering that this same phenomenon arises prior to an outbreak of monumental political proportions. It is always a lull before the storm and if the palace thinks that the people will just "cruise along" when con-ass comes, they'll be totally surprised.