I arrived here yesterday, right smack in the middle of a repeat of the People Power movement. If you’re planning a visit to the Philippines for next week’s new year, well, let’s just say it’s going to be an exciting break for you!
As I write this, President Estrada has made his third national announcement today, offering snap elections in the upcoming May plebiscite. Up until this point, for the past three days, thousands (hundreds of thousands according to CNN) have converged onto EDSA.
What an atmosphere there is here! What is normally oppresive traffic filling the streets is now traffic that is boisterous and noisy with chanting and horns blaring demanding the resignation of the president.
It’s terribly exciting now, and honestly, we do NOT know what’d going to happen next!