Are you familiar with these lines?
“Perlas na bilog, wag tutulog tulog ….sabihin kaagad sa akin ang sagot …ba… be bi… bo bu…”
Those were the lines being chanted by Manang Bola, a character from the Batibot childrens show way back during my childhood, as she gazed upon her crystal ball to seek for answers to her client’s questions.
Perhaps, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is also seeking for answers right now. …just as we are desperately seeking for closure. We would be extremely happy if we could finally know of the truth, and delightfully clap our hands and jump for joy with all vigor when we finally learn that our hunches in the past were correct after all.
What future awaits for GMA, her family members, and her past administration’s officials?
What we can see now is that the Aquino administration is very determined to make her and all Arroyo administration officials accountable for all the heinous and questionable government projects, appointments and transactions. What we are more interested in right now is if we would finally be able to see a future without “crooks”, or is that another wishful thinking on our part?
Some Fearless Forecast for 2012
1. Due to “mounting pressure” from the Executive Department following the impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona by members of the House of Representatives, members of the Supreme Court who were appointed by former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo are contemplating early retirement within the year.
2. Subdivision management will now be inspecting closely their homeowners association following the recent news about Chinese men in a big house on Acacia Avenue were quietly producing “shabu,” or methamphetamine hydrochloride, right inside the very exclusive Ayala Alabang Village in Muntinlupa City.
3. Janelle Manahan will be offered some TV, movie and product endorsement contracts because of her growing popularity increased by the news about her uploaded sex video, involving her and Ramgen Revilla, that went viral over social networking medias. The public clamor grows for her controversial media appearances.
4. In the Impeachment trial, Corona’s legal powerhouse team will focus more on technicalities to defend their side rather on providing evidence to seek the outright dismissal of the charges against Corona.
5. The University of Sto. Tomas academic records of political personalities will be checked by the CHED because of a rumored issue that Corona failed to fulfill the requirements for a doctoral degree. Corona did not have a dissertation and did not complied with UST’s five-year residency requirement.
6. Geo-hazard maps will now be distributed to all local government units, after the horrible Pantukan landslide that killed several local miners. Several people will be asking: “Why only now?”
7. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will not be able to finish her memoirs within the year due to the fact that she will be very busy discussing with her lawyers on how to go about defending her of her electoral sabotage and graft cases, while Joseph “Erap” Estrada would also be postponing the completion of his memoirs due to new chapters unfolding involving his predecessor.” A new twist or a reversal of roles is more likely to be added highlighting a poetic justice. “My vindication continues, so we could not close the book yet.” says Erap.
8. Jamby Madrigal’s lawyers would be very busy trying to nullify the sale of all Collantes properties that were done prior to the court order of the Makati Regional Trial Court that ruled Jamby Madrigal as a rightful heir of her aunt, the late philanthropist Consuelo Madrigal-Collantes whose multibillion-peso estate is the subject of a convoluted ownership dispute due to Jamby being left out of the will.
9. Social Weather Stations (SWS) and Pulse Asia will continue to release survey results showing a rise in Noynoy Aquino’s net satisfaction rating. Aquino’s rating will never breach the negative territory as he slowly begins to master the art of “headhunting”. “And we are done with the learning curve. We’ve already put in place many systems that should correct the issue with regards to making sure that corruption is being combated,” says Aquino.
10. Many bloggers and online journalist out there will be supporting this saying “To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.” Apparently, this includes all information gathered from social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, online forums and comments heard from your favorite barbershop.