nagulat ako kay chiz. nagulat ako nang sabihin niyang he’s out of the nationalist people’s coalition, that is, out of the shadow of party bosses playing traditional politics. napa-wow ako sa kanyang declaration of independence, at sa wari ko ba, as i watched him declare himself a free man, free to serve the filipino people as they deserve and not as a political party dictates, i swear his aura changed, gumaan at umangat, at nagkaroon ng ibang kislap ang kanyang mga mata, no kidding! it must be, like, you know, liberating?
before this, since ondoy, i’ve been saying to anyone who asked kung kanino ba ako na i will campaign and vote for the candidate who will promise to clean up not just the government but also the environment, and one who has the character and the personality to impose and implement a zero waste policy nationwide, which would mean radical changes all around that should shake up the system. to my disappointment, i’ve heard nothing like this from manny, gibo, noynoy, erap, or chiz. BUT to the credit of chiz, he was is the only presidentiable who has concrete proposals re the relocation and rehabilitation of flood victims to alleviate suffering. This one in particular was an unexpected surprise:
Sen. Francis Escudero asked landlords to help in rehabilitation efforts by donating land to be developed into relocation sites.
“If they have a hundred hectares, perhaps it will not be too much to ask for them to donate 10 hectares,” he added.
i wondered of course what danding would have had to say to that. it might even explain the rumored limited funding by npc. but whatever triggered offchiz’s decision to bolt the party, it doesn’t matter as much as the fact that he bolted.
While Escudero’s resignation surprised many, a lawmaker from the militant Bayan Muna party-list group welcomed the move.
It is “a major political development in the presidential race. His move to bolt the NPC is a welcome move that should develop his capacity to take on many people’s issues in performing his duties to the people,” Rep. Satur Ocampo said.
Ocampo dared other aspirants to also take the stand of Escudero.
this is even bigger and braver than mar roxas sliding down to vp. suddenly noynoy isn’t such a sure thing. audacious chiz is looking smelling talking good. the game continues to change. noynoy has some catching up to do.