Update Sept-24-2007 3:39PM: Via Ellen, a call to protect Romulo Neri:
"This is one of those times i wish i could be back home.
Please join citizens and civil society groups in holding a vigil at his residence at No. 28 Palale St., Banawe, Quezon City to show our support and prevent the Palace from preventing Romy Neri from testifying on Wednesday.
(Update Sept-26-2007 11:43pm: Scratch that).
God bless our nation."
Update Sept-26-2007 8:41PM: From Manolo Quezon's liveblogging, it looks like the 'second envelope' has refused to open itself.
Update Oct-01-2007 11:23PM: Jarius Bondoc opens the envelope.
Update Oct-07-2007 2:23AM: I just read Randy David's Inquirer column for September 29 where he explains how a technocrat such as Neri is useful to GMA's illegitimate government:
"The usefulness of technical men like Neri to government, especially one with a severe legitimacy and trust problem, cannot be gainsaid. The social capital they have acquired from their previous engagement in academe serves as an effective smokescreen for all the sordid deals that are transacted daily in the higher echelons of government. Those who are aware of it are sometimes called whores of power. The naïve ones who don’t, sooner or later, wake up to the realities of power in which they are implicated."