Gloria Arroyo is trying to pull off another smoke and mirrors trick with her seemingly frenzied efforts to force Lakas and Kampi into a merger to ensure a win for her candidates in the 2010 elections. At noon of June 30, 2010 she is politically dead meat. An overwhelming victory by Lakas-Kampi candidates in Congress and local government units will not save her and Mike from the retribution sure to be exacted by a people they savaged over nine years of misrule.
The time for accounting will come in due time. Even a victory by Noli de Castro, the administration’s best bet for the presidency, will not shield Gloria and Mike from the certainty of facing trial for plunder, among other crimes.