Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Mancao and Dumlao: It's "Ping-Back" Time

Comebacks are dime a dozen, lately. And this comeback is a sure stopper against the ambitions of another sequel seeking politico.

In a startling twist, Cesar Mancao and Glen Dumlao just made a U-turn and vowed to come back and expose the alleged "mastermind" of the Bubby Dacer-Corbito murder. What happened? Thought that the galamays of a big time politician managed to make them "toe the line"? The NBI reportedly has the two under their "protective custody".

This news has probative security value. One, anything bad that would happen to either one would spark something sinister. And two, finger pointing would surely spark more than a word war between the administration and the camp of this big-time politician.

In the interest of justice though, the testimonies of these two former high profile members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) would bolster the case against some personalities reportedly involved in this gruesome murder. That includes Senator Panfilo "Ping" Lacson and former president Joseph Estrada.

One query though that is circling the coffee shop rounds lately is---what's the role played by the backers of Senator Manny Villar in this? Pundits say, Villar's men actively sought the return of these two as a diversion to the ethics case being tried right now at the Senate. This is also a "Ping-back" (computer term but used sparingly in this entry to refer to the "revenge" of Villar against Senator Ping--that's why it's "Ping-back", get it?).

Is this now the pressure being referred to a few weeks back by Erap? That this administration is really determined to pin him down with the murder to deter any political comeback?

Anyway, it's too early to say whether Dumlao and Mancao's dramatic comeback would really and seriously put a dent to the speeding JEEP NI ERAP. Or, this would deter the vice presidential ambitions of Ping or avert the suspension or expulsion of Villar.