“State of Rebellion”

We’re under a state of rebellion in Manila right now, with increased powers for the police and military to conduct arrests. I’m pleased to see that President Gloria is using it to the hilt. The pro-Erap conspirators who plotted a coup against her during the rally at Edsa are wanted for rebellion and inciting to sedition, most notably Enrile, Honasan, Santiago, Lacson, and Maceda, among others. Honasan, Lacson, (and I think Miriam) are still at large; the others have been arrested and taken into custody.

Others fear that this might be a precursor to Martial Law, but I seriously doubt it. I trust Gloria’s sense of integrity in a matter like this.