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03-05-2009, 07:08 PM
“Obama warns the corrupt”—headline of Philippine Star. In his inaugural address, Obama issued a stern warning. “To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit, and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history ...”

Do you think that President Macapagal-Arroyo was one of the individuals on his mind when he drafted his inaugural speech? Someone must have whispered to him that the World Bank named the Philippines as the most corrupt nation in East Asia and that the Bank recently barred several Philippine construction firms from bidding on its projects due to corruption in collusion with government officials. His own sources in the Philippines must have also informed him about the elections in 2004 and the ongoing moves by the administration to cling to power beyond 2010.

“Corruption, deceit, clinging to power”—these are terms that practically define the present state of affairs in our country.