I haven't posted anything for over a month. Given the political turmoil in the country, I found it not prudent to discuss metropolitan issues. The nation's attention and energies are taken up by the "Hello Garci" scandal.
The upside to all of this, as I told a few friends of mine, is that it is getting harder and harder for any sitting president to be tainted with corruption. FVR barely escaped with Amari/PEA (an issue with urban planning implications, by the way); Erap was out in 2.5 years -and GMA lasted barely a year before the corruption charges came to fore.
The next chief executive (prime minister or president) will have to either be extremely subtle and extremely smart to be able to hide corruption or they will have to seriously be squeaky clean.
Having said that though, there are a number of issues that are coming down the pipe that are of serious consequences:
Metro Manila's shift to CNG buses
The third Metro Manila Sewerage project
The future sale of Camp Aguinaldo and Camp Crame
All of these have serious, long term implications on the growth and quality of life in Metro Manila.