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Francisco Tatad: This could be the second time Roxas would be asked to slide down…

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Francisco Tatad: This could be the second time Roxas would be asked to slide down to the second spot, but this time in favor of a rival.  The first time was in 2010 when he gave way to his friend PNoy after giving up even his bachelorhood to prepare for Malacanang. Manila Standard Today

Francisco Tatad: If running with Binay proves unworkable, will it mean giving up the vice-presidential slot to Kris Aquino or to Senate President Franklin Drilon? Manila Standard Today

Francisco Tatad: Undoubtedly,  the fellow is prepared to take humiliation, but only up to a certain point.  A point is reached, said Camus, when even the slave rebels.  And PNoy may not want to inflict more humiliation than what Roxas could take.  There is thus one way one could look at this rumored LP move.  This is high political chess, and rank amateurs need not kibitz. Manila Standard Today

Francisco Tatad: Far from wanting to adopt or coalesce with Binay, those behind the reported move could  ultimately want  to create a situation which only PNoy himself could resolve, one that would compel him to intervene in order to prevent the LP from bursting into chaos,  preserve the status quo, and protect his overriding self-interest, without favoring or hurting Binay or abandoning Roxas. Manila Standard Today

 

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