A lot happened in the three hours it took me to get home through all the traffic. The defection of Erap’s allies is practically complete: the military and the national police have withdrawn their support, and his cabinet members are resigning. The rally at Edsa has swollen to near-epic proportions. Erap has called for snap elections, but the opposition has rejected it.
I just heard on the radio that Erap and his family (families?) have been evacuated from Malacañang in three APC’s.
Our constitutional successor is VP Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.