Schoolboy government

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SENATOR Joker Arroyo once described the Aquino government as the equivalent of a college student council. He was wrong. It’s more like a high school student council, and not only because at its core is the barkada system. It’s also because of its total cluelessness about the history and interests of its constituents, its sheer inability to deal with anything approximating a crisis, and worst of all, its lack of imagination.

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