A national disaster


With the Supreme Court ruling unanimously that the Development Acceleration Program of the Aquino administration is “unconstitutional”, Malacanang spokespersons had a tough time trying to deflect the public anger and demands for the resignation of DBM Secretary Butch Abad.
We did nothing wrong,” said Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma. His deputy, Edwin Lacierda, tried to soften the impact of the ruling by saying that DAP may have been declared “unconstitutional”, but “not illegal”.
But the public anger isn’t about to die down. In fact, it’s turning out to be a wildfire that is burning out of control. The Aquino government is under siege from the people, and every word that comes out from its spokes persons only succeed in fueling the fire, like gasoline used to douse it.
in Iloilo City, lawyers ridiculed Lacierda. Atty. Dan Cartagena asked this question: “Where did Lacierda get his law degree?” His post drew a long thread of unkind words from his brethren in the legal profession. 

In my own column, “Coffeebreak”, I wrote that this caused the death of decency in our government. That perception is reinforced by the stubborn refusal of Mr. Aquino and his key aides in even just admitting they had done wrong. The pressure is building up on Abad to resign. Even an administration ally, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, said Abad should resign.

What is happening is a national disaster. We now have a government trying to plug the sieves as the ship is sinking fast.

About Manuel "Boy" Mejorada
Manuel "Boy" Mejorada is a journalist and social media activist. A former Iloilo provincial administrator, he is now waging a crusade against corruption and narco-politics.

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