Hello, Johnny, our old friend.
While we were sleeping, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile proposed legislation to authorize Congress to elect an interim president in case of a failure in the 2010 elections.
You see, the election will happen on May 10, 2010 and you will know already if there was a failure of election. So between May 10 to June 30, Congress must elect whoever will become the head of the government temporarily until a new election is called.
The alternative, he said, would be the military and police taking over in a power vacuum. So, in case our P7-plus billion automated election system fails, we can look forward to either martial law, or some dude from the administration ruling indefinitely.
As one of our readers once said, “why afraid?”