Monday, May 10, 2004
IN-DEPTH ELECTION ANALYSIS
Filipinos go to the polls today in parliamentary and presidential elections.
As per usual in Filipino presidential elections, the list of candidates reads like the cast of Gilligan's Island – … the skipper too (former top cop Panfilo Morena Lacson), the millionaire (businessman Eddie Conde Gil ), …the movie star (actor Fernando Poe Jr.), the professor (academic Eduardo Cruz Villanueva)….
You work out the rest.
I just hope that my sophisticated political analysis has contributed to the informing of the electorate and thus the ultimate success of this exercise in democracy.
I don’t want much, that’s all I ask for.