“If we are to make a suggestion, he should pick somebody who is cute, smiling, clean-smelling, so he will have a clear outlook on how to run the Republic. They should have a good sense of judgment,''
“Indeed, let's not waste the worthy public servants who have different skills, different talents, and different way of running the government,''
Okey. So, if you are cute, always smiling and you smell good, then, you definitely qualify as a Cabinet member. Well, Satan smelt good, he always smiles and he's cute before iniquity is found in him.
And while present occupants of the palace make themselves clean, sweet-smelling and always smiling, here comes another story---certain quarters are beginning to doubt the integrity of the last election, with pieces of evidence on alleged fraud are starting to surface.
Former president Joseph Estrada believes that there was massive hocus pocus of the PCOS machines. Ernesto Maceda, his adviser, revealed that Comelec operators offered 20 pesos per vote to candidates.
Most of the operations, according to Jamby Madrigal, Nicanor Perlas, JC delos Reyes and former president Joseph Estrada, benefitted Aquino.
And there are talks that Nacionalista party standard bearer Manny Villar will soon come out in the open to expose these fraudulent activities.
With all these allegations of fraud surfacing some days prior to the proclamation of a new president, we then hear what Speaker Prospero Nograles Jr. wants---a thorough investigation of these allegations of fraud during the Canvassing of Certificates of Canvass.
Nograles, who claims to have been victimized himself of the fraud, says that he will never allow just a gloss-over of these claims, saying that it is best that Congress attends to them before they even proclaim the winners of the presidential and vice-presidential posts. Signs or attempts to derail the proclamation? Possibly.
Yet, all the more justified since these claims are beginning to affect the people. More and more people are convinced that there were massive acts of fraud and cheating during the last election. Even the Palace wants a probe.
Many people are convinced that it is better to delay the proclamation rather than leave these issues hanging. Democracy is at stake here.