Conducting an electoral autopsy

IRAIA thoughts
An electoral autopsy

Most political analysts have already started to dissect the just-concluded Philippine 2013 elections—many of them focusing on the fate of individual senatorial candidates. Understandably, they pose such questions as why Grace Poe took the top spot, why Nancy Binay remained on 5th as predicted (despite the many brickbats thrown her way), or why Risa Hontiveros or Teddy Casino for that matter failed to land into the Magic 12 despite the all-out efforts and formidable strengths of their respective camps.

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A Senate nightmare

A Senate nightmare

Looking at the election results, I slept on the probable composition of the incoming Senate, and dreamt about a typical policy debate among the senators. Fragments of my dream went like this:

Sonny Angara: My father wanted me to re-file this bill about…

Alan Cayetano: No, you can’t do that. Over my dead father’s body…

Grace Poe: Same here. Over my dead father’s body. Continue reading “A Senate nightmare”