GMANews.TV on 09/16/09 reported that . . . . .
. . . . . A House panel approved in principle a bill proposing that the Senate's most senior member take over as acting president in case there is a failure of elections in 2010.
The House committee on Revision of Laws, chaired by Isabela Representative Giorgidi Aggabao, adopted in principle House Bill 3194 filed by Nueva Ecija Rep. Eduardo Nonato Joson.
The bill provides for the manner in which an acting president will be selected in case the president, vice president, Senate president, and speaker of the House "fail to qualify or is unable to qualify or is unable to assume and discharge the functions of the Office of the President."
The bill however is yet to have a counterpart in the Senate.
Magandang development ito para sa akin. Ibig sabihin mayroong mga congresista who are paying attention to the warning issued by former President Ramos. Kailangan na maging vigilant ang taong bayan. Otherwise, kapag napatunayan na hindi sila kikilos one way or the other mas lalong magiging pursigido ang mga may masamang pinaplano.
. . . . . Energy Secretary Angelo Reyes on Wednesday warned of nationwide power interruptions next year – a problem that could affect the conduct of the 2010 automated elections.
Reyes said Visayas and Mindanao have been suffering from rotating brownouts while Luzon would enter a "critical period" by next year.
"We are already experiencing brownouts in the Visayas since last year and we are already experiencing some brownouts in Mindanao and by 2010 we might be experiencing brownouts in Luzon," Reyes said.
Sa tingin ko, ito ay trial balloon. Kailangang mapulsuhan kung ano ang magiging reaction ng taong bayan kapag nagkabulgaran na na nagkaroon ng malawakang dayaan sa bilangan, automated man o manual. Kaya, kailangan ang mga demonstrations ngayon pa lamang na hindi papayag ang bayan na magkaroon na naman ng dayaan. Sa pamamagitan ng Friendster, Facebook o YouTube, maaaring maipakita na nagmamasid ang taong bayan.
. . . . . Senator Loren Legarda, another presidential aspirant, said the opposition should not be complacent with Teodoro’s lackluster performance in surveys, adding that the administration’s “cheating machinery" could play a big role in next year’s polls.
. . . . . Defense Secretary Gilberto Teodoro Jr. on Wednesday said he would soon vacate his post now that the administration party Lakas-Kampi-CMD has selected him as its standard bearer for next year's national elections.
But Teodoro said he would have to talk to President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo first to ensure an "orderly transition" for the Defense department.
Ang pinakamalungkot na mangyayari sa ating bayan sa susunod na election ay ang magpagamit ang ating mga sundalo at kapulisan sa dayaan. Kinakailangan ang consistent public appeal sa military establishment na nakasalalay sa kanilang mga kamay ang kinabukasan ng ating mga anak at apo, humanly speaking.