Filipino Voices: The Clear and Present Danger of Congresswoman Arroyo by @cocoy

December 1, 2009 at 4:07 am 1 comment

sona 2009 arroyoThe nation stands at awe. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has done it again. She has turned the contest of 2010 into a third term.

If you had asked me yesterday if the Presidential contest of 2010 was vitally important to move this country forward, then I would say, “Yes, it is”. With Randy David pulling out of the race for the 2nd district of Pampanga, I sit here, pounding on my keyboard to tell you that it doesn’t matter who wins as President in 2010. It doesn’t matter if it is Noynoy Aquino or Manny Villar. It doesn’t matter if it is Estrada or Teodoro. The real race to watch is who wins the 2nd District of Pampanga.

With Randy David pulling out of the race then Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is poised to take on the House. She will have leverage to block the budget, stall bills, and the weapon of impeachment at her disposal.

I tell you this: let her win the 2nd district of Pampanga and it doesn’t matter if Aquino becomes President and has the guts to come hard on corruption. The good old days will be back. An Aquino in power will be faced with political storm left and right and his opposition will be Gloria Arroyo.

It matters even less if Villar becomes president or Estrada. Teodoro being of the same party as Arroyo and no matter his intelligence, will continue to maintain the status quo and the Putin Scenario becomes even more real.

The Warrior Lawyer believes the reason why David pulled out is because the latter thinks he can not win. That David believes he stands alone against the entirety of the Arroyo Machinery.

That may be the case. When good men stand down and do nothing, evil wins. When good men do not band together to oppose a common foe, we permit evil. So where is the Liberal Party in that race? Where is the Nationalista Party in the race?

Let Arroyo win and every measure of the new President will be challenged by Arroyo’s camp from day one. Political instability will persist. We can not move forward to enact the proper solutions— even if granted Aquino or Villar are themselves willing.

If the Liberals and the Nationalistas, Civil Society, and you, dear reader believe just an inch in the Filipino, do not let Arroyo run unopposed. Let Arroyo win as representative of the 2nd district of Pampanga and you give her quarter, and she will use it to her advantage. The warlords win. The traditionalists and the conservatives win. Forget your dreams, liberals. It will be the same as saying, “Pack your bags and go somewhere else. There is no future in the Philippines. Abandon ship.”

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  • 1. Ismael Tabije  |  December 3, 2009 at 7:20 am

    I think you are seeing ghosts where there are none; you are giving her more credit than she deserves. The biggest reason why she commands the “loyalty” of the congressmen, governors and mayors is her power, as President, to give cash/funds to her followers (or deny it to those who don’t kowtow to her)

    Remove that power, and she’s politically a goner. In fact, even now that she is still a President, throngs of her “supporters” are already desserting her. How many loyalists will be left to remain at her side when she’s reduced to Rep. GMA? Start counting with the fingers of your hand.

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