The Philippines is catching up fast in aping the presidential derby in the US.
The “bridge to nowhere” in Alaska is a hot topic pitting Democrats against Republicans.
Here, there’s a rumble by several presidential wannabes on the “road to nowhere” in Metro Manila.
Senator Ping Lacson exposed the double funding of the controversial road in the 2008 and 2009 budgets. Korina Sanchez, gf of Senator Mar Roxas, thrash it in her popular radio program. There were insinuations it was a pet project of Senate President Manny Villar to benefit his housing projects. A Senate Resolution to probe the anomaly was signed by a number of senators, including Senator Roxas, Senator Chiz Escudero and Senator Dick Gordon.
I am sure this gang fight would not be amongst just these five “presidentiables.” Soon, others would join the fray.
But would probing this issue lead the nation to somewhere? I doubt very much.
Have you not heard the joke dating back from the old days of martial law about the road around Lake Lanao? Well, it has been paved several times over! But nowhere can one see it or set foot on it.
Oh, nothing new really in Pinoy politics when trapos can promise bridges even where there are no rivers.