The Jueteng Hearings
THE Senate hearings on jueteng that began yesterday may just end up as an exercise in futility as they might tend to generate more heat than light on one of the countrys most perverse social phenomena.
The problem, though, is that the Senate hearings may also be exploited by certain extremist politicians to destabilize the government by using them as basis for concerted mass actions against the Republic.
Information has reached us that some extremist organizations are gearing up for mass mobilization using the jueteng Senate hearings as basis to claim massive corruption in government.
Part of the plot is for sympathizers of this extremist organization in government offices to walk out of their jobs in the hope of catalyzing a general public outrage strong enough to overthrow the government.
The plot is said to be heavily funded by a discredited politician who wants to make a serious bid to return to power by himself or through his proxies. This politician is said to be oozing with cash as he was able to squirrel away lots of money while he was in office.
It is in the light of this information that caution must be exercised by those responsible for the Senate hearings to insure that these proceedings are conducted with utter …
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Publication information: Article title: The Jueteng Hearings. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Manila Bulletin. Publication date: May 31, 2005. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.