Good morning, I just woke up to check the news. It’s almost over. A panel is negotiating terms for Erap’s resignation, and opposition leaders have given him a deadline to resign: 6 am, or they march on Malacañang. He has virtually no political supporters left; just four people in the Palace, and a few hundred left of the thousands who gathered earlier in Mendiola.
The U.S. claims they will not offer asylum. Other reports say that Erap will flee to Australia, and that his entire family has already left, since the Philippines has no extradition treaty with them.
Rumors have it that Erap is still holed up in Malacañang because he is drinking himself drunk in his depression.