THE manner in which the administration is conducting the People’s Initiative of Gloria (PIG) reminds us of a phrase made famous by Mrs. Arroyo’s alma mater: “how baboy naman the pig.”
The Black & White Movement believes that the so-called People’s Initiative is not the voice of the people. It is the shrill whistle-blowing of the Lubao Express. Speaker Jose de Venecia wants to take credit for it and calls it the Dagupan Express, but he is only waving from the caboose of an Arroyo-initiated, Arroyo-led, and Arroyo-centric effort.
The manner in which the Constitution is being treated is just the latest manifestation of the total disregard Mrs. Arroyo has for the letter and spirit of the law. Change is not the objective of the administration’s efforts. Self-preservation and self-perpetuation is what they seek.
The path to genuine change and reforms is through a Constitutional Convention, freely elected and as non-partisan as possible. The only way to resolve the crisis of democracy in our country is through Special Elections, to provide our country with leadership that enjoys a genuine mandate.
The Black & White Movement says: how baboy naman the PIG! No to Gloria’s Cha-Cha, Yes to Special Elections! Let us not be fooled by a railroading effort disguised as a great debate. We cannot cast Constitutional pearls before swine.