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Monday, May 30, 2005

The fate of Kate

As fate or luck would have it, Kate Gordon, wife of Sen. Richard Gordon, who lost her congressional bid last year, may take on another job.

A mole in Malacañang hinted that Kate may replace Freddie Antonio as general manager and chief executive officer of Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority

The SBMA is a big mess organizationally. President Arroyo convinced Khiko Licuanan, that genius of a land developer, to be chairman. He has been reduced to presiding officer because the executive functions were all lumped in the general manager’s desk.

Then, the President appointed Retired General Jose Calimlim as the anti-smuggling czar in that special economic zone. He has to approve all imports including products that are produced here in abundance.

The positions of chairman, general manager and anti-smuggling czar underscore the extent of smuggling in Subic. And how the government is looking the other way in spite of frequent declarations of “death smugglers.”

Abraham Lincoln once said: “You can fool the people some of the time, some of the people all the time, but not all the people all the time.”


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