Benjie Oliveros | Cha-Cha: A Desperate Political Gamble

Opinion & Analysis Philippines Jun 12, 2009 at 10:26 am

Perhaps the regime figured that enabling Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to extend her immunity by allowing her to run as representative of her district and then become prime minister is less costly politically — with less chances as well of inviting an upheaval — than postponing the 2010 elections or declaring martial law, without completely closing its doors on these options.

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