MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Filipino politicians seem to have mastered the art of self-defense, that is, defense against criticism and the ire of the electorate. Leave it all to God.
That is exactly what Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya did when he announced today that he will quit his position — on one condition: that God agrees to it.
Abaya, President NoyNoy Aquino’s endeared colleague, has been in the hot seat for a long time due to the country’s mounting mass transportation problems — ranging from Metro Manila’s nightmarish traffic to the mismanagement of the MRT light railway to scams at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
Abaya maintained that he would seek divine guidance as well as consult his wife and children first before making a final decision. “It is up to God,” he said.
The Filipino people are waiting for God’s answer!