Will we have revolution if Erap is pronounced guilty?
July 9, 2007 2:43am CST
For the past few days, both camps that got something to do with the case of Erap, were making noises all around the media. People closed to the Erap are appealing for a fair not-guilty verdict for the former president and if he is pronounced guilty then the decision is not fair. Now, the court, finds itself in a catch 22 situation. For supporters and admirers of Erap, there is only one choice for the court and that is to let Erap win his case. Otherwise, a guilty verdict is a verdit influenced by the Malacanang. Will we have some chaos if the court will go againts the wishes of Erap?
9 Jul 07
That is so sad. I am from the Phils. also but I don't know exactly what is happening around as our television was destroyed. I don't think we will have a real revolution if Erap is pronounced guilty but it will create a real big commotion in our country. Most people in the Philippines aren't really pro Erap but a lot of people are just mum about it. Let's just hope we will be in peace.
10 Jul 07
Highly improbable. Its is an illusion on the part of the Erap loyalist to think that they still have the backing of the people who voted Erap in 1998 elections. Another thing is it preposterous to have a revolution on someone like Erap. He is just like hundreds of politicians here in the Philippines. He is not worth as reason for a revlution in the Philppines. What do you think will happen if there was a revolution if Erap were convicted? What will happen if they won? That revolution will never be the true revolution of the masses. There will not have a genuine change in the Philippines. The only thing that will change is in the head of the government and who will be the dominant political force. The kleptocracy and corruption will continue.
9 Jul 07
Given the outcome from this lastest election, where none of the showbiz personalities except of course for Vilma Santos (and thats bcoz she's had years of experience under her belt)made it to office, I guess i have more confidence in saying that Erap will get the GUILTY verdict, afterall there is no denying that his administration was a corrupt one. This only goes to show that filipino people have wisened up. Yes definitely, there'll be some sort of an uproar from the so called lower class, (but i bet you they'll only be rallying coz someone else paid them to do so) but its not going to last long, probably one week tops, and life will go on as normal.