THE Makati Business Club yesterday called for the resignation of Environment Secretary Lito Atienza and acting Commission on Higher Education chairman Romulo Neri, saying they have lost their "moral authority" to stay in their posts because of their involvement in Malacañang’s attempt to prevent Rodolfo Noel "Jun" Lozada from appearing before the Senate inquiry into the national broadband network scandal.
Sorry MBC. But resignation is not a decision Neri can freely make anymore, but Arroyo's.
Kung ayaw ni ARroyo tanggalin si Neri sa administration--in order to muzzle him and to keep him away from the public via EO 464, then wala na tayong magagawa diyan.
You know how the Nixon administration were ruthless in hunting down unidentifed leakers and punishing them? Even to the point of using wiretaps and break-ins.
Well, Neri is an IDENTIFIED leaker (probably around the time before his "CHED assignment".) He's screwed.
Hawak ni Maam si Romulo Neri sa bayag, so to speak.
- Arroyo administration tapping phones of critics
UPDATE: From the Malaya:
The dilemma facing us is probably best shown in the position of the Makati Business Club. It calls for the resignation of Lito Atienza and Romulo Neri, but oddly enough it says nothing about the continued stay in power of Gloria. It expresses support for mass action and the rekindling of the EDSA spirit. It stops short of calling, however, for another exercise of People Power.
The MBC is barking at the wrong tree.