Today’s hard times—and no times have been harder—is all that Arroyo needs to justify extending power. Abnormal conditions call for abnormal solutions. Abnormal times call for abnormal times.—
from Conrado de Quiros’ column today, “Future of the Nation” in the PDI. I like de Quiros. He gets what I feel about this country. Especially during times like these, when you can practically feel the unease all around—skyrocketing gas and food prices, scandals (smuggled cars? bribery charges?) and tragedies galore, and weird weather—that if someone told me that end-times are nigh, I’d have no trouble believing it. End-times, or the Philippine equivalent—martial law. Sigh.