national security concerns
while i try to come to terms with rigoberto tiglao’s story that the prez rushed the crafting (behind closed doors) and signing of the enhanced defense ek-ek just so obama would drop by while he was in the neighborhood and not snub the philippines again as he did when he visited indonesia not once but twice… yeah yeah because if he had snubbed us yet again, china would have been delirious with joy…
and while i try to understand where the prez is coming from, giving american troops access to practically any place they might desire to occupy/locate themselves, almost any place — i assume the palace is off limits? — in the archipelago, rural and urban, civilian and military, with the americans retaining jurisdiction, criminal and whatever, over everyone and everything they bring in and do wherever… i don’t get it, why do the americans want, need, to be all over the place? what’s the real agenda? why all the secrecy?
and while i wonder if government knows something we citizens don’t know regarding our status as sovereign nation, as in, we’re not pala, sovereign, akala lang natin, and we citizens are the last to know? could this be america’s and the aquino admin’s way of telling us without saying it in so many words?
and while i wonder if senator miriam’s promised senate probe would could make any difference, and if taking the question of constitutionality to the supreme court would only bring on another double negative, as in, not unconstitutional, lol, and whether american soldiers are regularly tested for HIV-AIDS and have unlimited supply of top-of-the-line leak-proof condoms to keep our women and children safe from sexually transmitted diseases…
and finally there’s napoles and the pdaf scam, and talk that enrile, estrada, and revilla will be arrested soon. talaga? meanwhile i’m intrigued by this mother’s day tweet by malou tiquia :
is d cuckoo who i think it is? but isn’t that what sandra cam was warning about, a sanitized list that would not tally with napoles’s?
and what about ping lacson claiming in a radio interview that the napoles list is explosive, it could bring the senate down, and that’s a national security concern, therefore it can only be revealed to the senators themselves in a secret session. big mistake. keeping that list secret from the public would create more of a national security concern. for sure it would infuriate and galvanize million-people-march-ers to storm the streets in protest, demanding that the list be made public, stop coddling the accused, or else!
What should the Senate do? http://opinion.inquirer.net/74438/what-should-the-senate-do
The normalization of corruption http://opinion.inquirer.net/74408/the-normalization-of-corruption