Batasang Pambansa

The Sound off


Them’s fighting words!

After making one heedless public apology,

She is not about to say sorry again,

Hence this ken-leon-ken-tigre,


Kung ayaw niyo, huwag niyo stance.


She rattled off all the achievements of her administration,

Skipping the bad things that happened during her watch,

Bad things that would compel her to apologize again,

Which is what the public would like her to do,

So they can ignore her again.


Tarry a while,

This stance do create more negative impressions from the public.

But it also creates the impression of strength from amongst the

Heads of State of the rest of the world.


Strength implies permanence. This would serve her well in her

Negotiated agreements with international  leaders.


But while

This affords her a leverage over her international palavers,

Back home remains the nagging question of whether she can deliver.


If she declares simply she will not pursue any public office come 2010,

The well-knit organization that now does her bidding

Will simply disintegrate

Before 2010.