Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Damn if you, damn if you don't.

Last year, the group Agricultural Sector Alliance of the Philippines demanded that the President replace the Customs Commissioner as head of an Anti-Smuggling Task Force citing conflict of interest.

This month, the President, though delayed, not only gave what they demanded, but replaced the task force with an entirely new entity, the Presidential Anti-Smuggling Group to be headed by a certain Anthony Villar.

And the media's response [read Failon and Sanchez] is to berate the President. They're repeating the "criticisms" made by Senator Jinggoy Estrada yesterday while apparently forgetting the calls made by the aforementioned agri group for exactly what the President did.

And I'm not surprised.

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