by the Publisher
I WOULD LIKE LENI ROBREDO TO RUN FOR, AND WIN THE PRESIDENCY IN 2022. No kidding, but only under a specific scenario that’s been playing in my mind in the last 100 days. You can blame it on Covid-19 and the seemingly endless community quarantine that has become ridiculously pathetic if not comical by each passing day. Too much time on my hands.
So here’s the scenario:
In the spirit of unity and healing coming out of the devastating and divisive pandemic that has scared the sh*t out of the Filipino people and their clueless politicians, Robredo and Bongbong Marcos kiss and make up, sealing an unprecedented compact not by blood but vials of the new coronavirus vaccine. They decide to run for President and Vice President, respectively, under a strange bedfellow coalition they agree to call “We Win As One.”
That wasn’t an error in sentence construction. I said “respectively,” and I meant Robredo for President and Marcos for Vice President. After all, Robredo has already been VP and Marcos really wants to work his way up. He has time.
It doesn’t matter who they run against. Their coalition is a sure winner —100% —combining Marcos’ 97% support and Robredo’s 3%.
They win in a landslide and they are inaugurated — in a single ceremony — at noon on June 30, 2022, in the year of our Lord.
Then the unexpected happens. A new strain of the coronavirus hits the country, as it does the rest of the world. The new strain affects humans differently. It doesn’t affect the respiratory system. It affects human IQ.
Robredo is infected by the new virus, just 14 days after the inauguration. U.P. scientists confirm her IQ takes a big hit and has rendered her incapacitated to run the country.
Marcos, on the other hand, appears to be immune from the new virus, as he has developed potent antibodies when he tested positive for Covid-19 in 2020.
In her genuine desire to be of service to the Filipino, Robredo abdicates the Presidency, and the corona virus-free Marcos takes over.
Marcos takes his oath as President on July 15, 2022, from Batac, Ilocos Norte — the Malacañang of the North, with live coverage by the new, improved PCOO and the resurrected, second largest TV network, ABS-CBN 2.0.