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Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s Plan B – 2009 MARTIAL LAW?

Plan A is cha-cha. but Plan A has been rejected so many times that it already had a few versions –  Plan A-1, Plan A-2 up to Plan A-1098 and each attempt have been rejected.

we are now talking of just 9 months to go before 2010 presidential elections, Plan A-xxx although still alive may now be viewed with much suspicion if it truly has legs. 

when all else fails and Plan A-xxxx is done and still dies, time to go to Plan B – Martial Law! shall we see one of the secretaries of arroyo faking an ambush attempt very soon? for sure that arroyo secretary must be having serious talks with senator enrile for tips on how best to do it.

 

 

HIGH-STAKES POLITICAL STRATEGY
Think tank cites risk of martial law return

 

By Doris Dumlao
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 06:55:00 03/09/2009

MANILA, Philippines—The chances of Charter change (Cha-cha) preempting the 2010 presidential election are slim, but there are risks of another “less peaceful route,” such as a temptation to return to martial law, US-based think tank Global Source warns.

Assuming that the 2010 Philippine presidential election will push through, any candidate from a unified opposition will likely get an overwhelming victory, Global Source predicted in a March 5 report titled “Down to the Wire.”

“With much at stake for those hoping to stay in power, aggressive action up until the time when Cha-cha becomes impossible to pull off, or right up to the scheduled 2010 elections, cannot be discounted,” it said.

“Clearly, this is a high-stakes strategy with attendant political risks,” said the report, written by Filipino economists Romeo Bernardo and Margarita Gonzales.

Global Source noted in its report that at least one highly placed military official and a few former military men were now talking of possible attempts to impose martial law, which President Ferdinand Marcos used to extend his rule in 1972.

read in full: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/nation/view/20090309-193082/Think-tank-cites-risk-of-martial-law-return

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