In the dying days of 2021, you look like you’re haggling for one bargain after another from the camp of VP Leni. Of course, the VP is now the titular head of your party but with the demise of PNoy you worry that your remote ran out of power activating her political senses. She is now surrounded by a cordon unsanitary to your own liking. You now want to believe that she is easy to manipulate and you have no access to a new remote. By showing that impression, you add ammo to the batallion of trolls funded by PTV4. Publicly castigating your party chair emeritus of being uncharacteristically coy is not the best way to project strength.
PNoy declared his candidacy after her mother’s funeral in September 2009. Rody whetted his DDS appetite for three months since October 2015 and fielded himself in December 2015. The political environment today is as disparate like the Baseco Compound and Ayala Business District.
We are in the midst of a pandemic where ?450B fund meant for viruscide is in the hands of a juramentado who does not follow even the rules that regulate amoks. Where do you think she should place herself? Of course you despise her handlers who act this early as her cabinet blocking access to trapos like you. Maybe the handlers want a make over of their ward as another maverick sans the macho expletives. But she doesn’t need any transformation along the Marshall McLuhan’s template of ‘the medium is the message’. For the past eight years as congressman and VP, Leni projected herself as good government personified. Where she becomes president we will see a 360 turn around.
Temper the ambition of Koko and his ward the Pacman. Whatever the outcome of his bout with Errol Spense, court the new political couple: Koko and Manny Pacquiao. Koko is one reasonable lawyer. Convince him to ally with you. An LP-PDP alliance is a dream team. The SC will sustain Koko as the rightful custodian of his father’s PDP-Laban that goes as far as Ninoy Aquino’s quest for a seat in the Batasang Pambansa in 1978. Brainpick Koko that a 42-year old Pacman is VP best. Promise him the Housing portfolio and the Bureau of Customs. The Pacman can execute housing laws and prove his critics wrong by straightening out the tariff bureau.
You may game the Comelec Rules and go for substitution trick but that was a rerun. By October 2021, march to Intramuros with Leni-Pacman tandem and bring the Davao dynasty to its knees.
An LP-PDP team is our best hope since the birth of Christ in Bethlehem.
Cover photo: https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/12/01/1873174/kiko-pangilinan-expects-uphill-battle-liberal-party-2019-polls