He is an advocate of poll automation, but after trying his best to come up with a “win-win solution,” even National Movement for Free Elections national chair Jose Concepcion Jr. admits implementing it in the next elections, even in just one small town, would be impossible.Senator Dick Gordon thinks it can be done and is just a question of having the will to do it. I agree with Senator Gordon. It's time for him to perhaps take over the Namfrel cast from those who've taken it about as far as they can and have only become a part of the problem after the GMA election machine coopted them in 2004.
It's time to show what volunteerism and the will to get something done to secure this Democracy, CAN DO. Already maimed by Chief Justice Hilario G. Davide, Jr. with his insane violations of duty and the explicit provisions of the Constitution during his coup d'etat and judicial putsch of 20 January 2001 (Edsa Dos People Power), all our Democracy has left are these regular elections to save it from the clutches of the political classes and their operatives.
Knowing Dick Gordon, he won't give up so easily as these others.
Posting may be light the next few days. Am up in Baguio on the way to Mount Pulag in a couple of days for a lil subzero weather to escape the political and environmental miasma in Manila. It's been record cold up here, and its the first time I've seen the locals wearing jackets and sweaters at noontime!
By the way, if anyone out there knows anything about radiocarbon-13 dating of the Banaue Rice Terraces, I'd like to hear from you. No one seems to know for sure because I can't find anyone who has actually done the scientific work required.