A newspaper reader doesn’t usually expect anything big to read on a Monday. Sunday is normally a lazy day for journalists, except for some occasional landslides that for some unknown reason mostly happen on weekends, in which case the next day’s front page photos will have politicians looking mad at nature for making the lives of their constituents difficult.
“We will rebuild, we will survive. Let’s show to the world the resiliency of Cebuanos,” they would be quoted in the captions as saying, as they stand tall among ruins and debris.
But this paper’s issue last Monday (March 16) was different. Its banner story talked about the Commission on Election’s plans to make next year’s automated elections credible. Really? Credible? Wow!