in Isabela, Gov. Padaca was removed from office by Comelec in favor of a GMA ally.
in Bulacan, Gov. Mendoza was removed from office by Comelec in favor of a GMA ally.
in Pampanga, Gov. Panlilio was removed from office by Comelec in favor of a GMA ally.
and kelan na nga ulit ang eleksyon? aaaahhh… sa May na diba? may koneksyon kaya yung mga nangyayari sa eleksyon? hmmm…
aminin man naten o hindi, may impluwensiya ang gobernador sa magiging resulta ng eleksyon whether by indirectly or directly involving him/herself. alam na natin paano nagwo-work yung direct involvement. yung indirect eh halimbawa: security. paano kung di ma-secure ng PNP/AFP ang mga presinto? di ba dapat i-ensure ng governor, together with the COMELEC officials, na secure and protected ang mga balota?
second example, yung mga ka-partido ng incumbent have the upper hand, hindi ba? although sometimes party affiliation can be a bane sometimes to an absolutely brilliant candidate, the machinery is there to assist you, more so kung incumbent ang kapartido mo.
third, the preparation for the coming polls. the logistics. the “inside info” of how things will go during the election. knowledge of all these things! it’s just a scary thought.
i heard of the news yesterday pa and saw the headlines today. Among Ed is no longer our governor. of course, may proseso pa. 5 days to file a motion, etc.
nakakalungkot lang, the ugly veil of darkness is making its way back. and, with no absolute basis whatsoever, i’m going to say: “nabibili pa din pala ng pera ang self-respect ng ibang tao.” but as for this Kapampangan, using Among Ed’s campaign line, “EDaku asali!” (hindi nila ako mabibili!)