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Commedia dell’arte

One would have hoped that as in the Marcos martial law years there would arise a number of groups contesting and challenging the current dispensation on the basis of principle and national interest, or that some existing “political   parties” would  change enough to  do the same.

But only the 1Sambayan coalition has emerged to do precisely that during the present crisis. It is quite appropriately supporting the candidacy for President of Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo who is running on a clear platform of competently containing the COVID-19 pandemic, reviving the economy, restoring the democratization process and putting an end to, and preventing the rise of another Marcos-type tyranny. Equally committed to the same principles is her Vice Presidential running mate,  Francisco Pangilinan, whose record as senator attests to his adherence to the rule of law and respect for human rights.