I was commenting at Ellen’s blog when it suddenly shut down. I don’t know what the problem is. I’m not sure if its the traffic to her blog that shut it down, or whether she shut it down herself, or whether someone got into her blog to shut it down. No matter the reason, I hope she is doing okay. She’s one of the very few journalists I admire because of her truthtelling.
Here’s her last post before her blog shut down:
Bracing for an assault
By Ellen Tordesillas
It’s tense here inside the Manila Peninsula Hotel. We’re staying put even after National Capital Region police chief Geary Barias ordered the evacuation of the hotel.
The Makati regional trial court has cited Brig. Gen. Danilo Lim, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV and the Magdalo soldiers in contempt of court after they walked out of this morning’s hearing and ordered their arrest.
We have moistened the hotel’s table napkins, towels, even table cloths in case law enforcers lob tear gas canisters. We are bracing for the worst.
My take on this latest crisis:
Things like this will continue to happen as long as we have Gloria sitting as president. There is no no way you can cheat yourself to the presidency and expect that you’ll sit pretty and content. I’ve always maintained that the country would have been better of if she resigned in 2005, the year she was caught cheating.
I guess there is no way she will ever do that. And I’m sure that she will cheat again in the 2010 elections to ensure that whoever will succeed her will not prosecute her and hold her accountable for the many corrupt acts she committed while in power.