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Yen Makabenta: A force from the dark side has come

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Yen Makabenta: As if to counter my thesis about the power of one, a force from the dark side has come to the fore to rescue Darth Vader (a.k.a. Butch Abad) from destruction and stall reform and renewal in the Aquino administration. Call it the power of ten. The Hyatt 10. The Manila Times 

Yen Makabenta: If the commentary of Ellen Tordesillas on the Vera Files website is confirmed and corroborated, it would affirm what Kit Tatad first disclosed in the Standard—that President Aquino’s sisters pushed hard for the dismissal/resignation of Budget Secretary Butch Abad, and came very, very close to winning the day. But before PNoy could pull the plug, the infamous Hyatt 10 materialized from out of nowhere to stop him. He balked. They blackmailed President Aquino into desisting from pulling the plug on Abad. The Manila Times 

Yen Makabenta: In the same way that they tried to blackmail President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo into resignng during her crisis of survival in the Hello Garci controversy, this time around they blackmailed Aquino into keeping Abad in the fold, free to administer the DAP and share the loot generously with them, by threatening to quit en masse if Abad was fired. The Manila Times 

Yen Makabenta: The strategy stopped the President from effecting the first essential step to surmount his own crisis of survival. The Manila Times 

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