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Editorial – It ain’t over yet

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Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. This quote of William Shakespeare from the play Henry IV is interpreted to mean that a person with great responsibilities, such as a king — or governor, if you will — is constantly worried. {{more}}

Truer words were never said in the case of the governorship of Negros Oriental. On one hand, Vice-Gov.-elect Agustin Perdices is preparing to assume as Governor after he is sworn in as Vice-Governor on June 30. He is prepared to defend his crown, especially in the wake of legal opinions raised by several lawyers that he may only be Acting Governor while the real Governor has to be chosen by special elections.

In the event there would be special elections, several politicians are also eyeing an appointment as Caretaker, or Officer-in-Charge of the Office of the Governor.

But if you think that current Gov. Jose Baldado would no longer be a force to reckon with by then, think again. He has a pending petition with Comelec that he be declared Governor-elect on the grounds that Governor Macias had kept his illness a secret.

Baldado says that had the electorate known about Macias’ sickness, they would not have voted for him.

Baldado’s coy demeanor in trying to wrest the governorship from whoever may sit in power after June 30 even had him pleading to the public to stop speculating on what would happen on June 30, saying it was “too premature” because the immediate task at hand was to lay the late Governor’s remains to rest.

Or was it? No sooner had his plea found print in a daily newspaper the next morning when he was already signing a manifesto asking the Comelec to declare himself as the Governor.

Politics. What will they think of next? Now, more than ever, it would seem that the elections in Negros Oriental are not yet over. It just ain’t over till it’s over.





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