wow, that was fast. gloria must be desperate for new allies to replace fvr & jdv.
problem is, i can’t see pro-erap forces going along with the deal and supporting the new glo-erap alliance. can’t see ninez cacho olivares and her tribune troops changing their anti-gma tune.
so what’s in it for gloria? erap swears there’s no trade-off, but i doubt it. i wouldn’t be surprised to see him, eventually, doing a honasan, as in, you know, biglang critical of the opposition and of senate investigations into zte and hello-garci, a la joker arroyo.
i think maybe gloria is thinking long-term, as in charter change pa rin, which would also explain the hand-outs, cash advances, to mayors, governors, and congressmen for a final cha-cha war, huling hirit kumbaga.
with erap on her side, helping convince the masses, maybe even making movies pushing federalism, gloria may think may panalo siya (if she can hold out that long, that is). hope she’s wrong. hope i’m wrong.