latest attempt vs arroyo administration

02/24/06 at 8:20 am | Posted in INQUIRER.net | Leave a comment

Military says anti-Arroyo plot thwarted

In times of uncertainty, all we can really do is hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.

As members of media, we always have to be careful to give the public the information they need, without inadvertently sowing panic or, in effect, creating the news. As you might expect, INQ7.net is taking all necessary steps to prepare for any contingency, to continue giving our readers, especially the many Filipinos overseas, the most up-to-date, accurate coverage of breaking news events.

I don't know how things will play out, just as I didn't know when I was doing the Running Account/What's Happening for INQ7's coverage of Edsa Dos how the story would end. All I know is that whatever happens, we'll be there to tell you about it.

Longtime INQ7.net readers know that when traffic from so many readers all over the world threatens to overwhelm the site when big events unfold or tension grips the country, we switch over to a streamlined news version.

The President is supposed to hold a press conference less than an hour from now. Our military claims the attempted withdrawal of support by some disgruntled officers has been thwarted.

Presidential chief of staff Mike Defensor has said in an interview with GMA-7 that no rallies will be held today, as the government will cancel all permits for rallies. Protesters, however, have said they will push through with massive demontrations to commemorate Edsa I and call for the ouster of Arroyo. And former president Cory Aquino is supposed to lead a march in Makati City at 3 p.m. today.

We keep talking about the spirit of Edsa. I just wish this would truly live in the hearts of Filipinos. I just wish we would see genuine change.

Let's just hope for the best. And pray.

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