March on the Palace

The march to Malacañang is underway. The remaining supporters still with Erap say they are having a hard time talking to him. I suspect Estrada may have drunk himself to incoherence.

If he still refuses to quit, Veep Gloria will take the oath of office, as the military and the majority no longer recognize Erap as their lawful President.

A few scattered pro-Erap loyalists (about 50-100, mostly hoodlums from unsavory sectors of society) are still roaming Mendiola with sticks and lead pipes. They had better leave; crowds of thousands are about to converge on Mendiola, headed for Malacañang.