The Insecurity of the President is
Intensified with the onset of Election 2016
By Apolinario Villalobos
The early manifestation of the President’s insecurity in his refusal to fire unproductive cabinet secretaries was tolerated. But the irritation of the Filipinos went out of hand when they clamored for the removal of Allan Purisima from his post as Chief of the Philippine National Police.
With the onset of elections, another manifestation of insecurity of the highest official of the land is again showing, and this time, even loudly expressed, when he refused to give instruction to his Cabinet secretaries who plan to run in the coming election, to resign. The reason for the popular call to for these government officials is obvious – there is a great possibility for them to use their respective agency in campaigns.
Unlike the senators who can return to their jobs if they lost in the election, the cabinet secretaries do not have this option. This could be the reason why the president is in a quandary because he cannot just seem to trust others than those who are now in his “stable”. What insecurity, indeed!…no wonder he is called by some parties as “weakling”.