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Arroyo's intent to remain president until 2010 should be defeated

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June 7, 2006

Arroyo's intent to remain president until 2010 should be defeated – Rep. Beltran

Anakpawis Rep. Crispin Beltran today said that illegitimate president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's assertion that she will remain president until 2010 'and no minute less' is wishful thinking on her part. He said that even as Arroyo and her supporters continue to feign confidence, the odds of Arroyo remaining in office up to 2010 are dwindling.

"There is no way that this highly unstable political situation can be contained until then," said Beltran while confined under heavy police custody at the Philippine Heart Center.

"Every day she remains in office worsens the economy and increases the political tension in the country. This elaborate yet essentially fraudulent charter change signature campaign will prove to be in vain and is already being exposed as a tactic to divert the public's attention away from the core issues, mainly Macapagal-Arroyo's illegal usurpation of power; relentless corruption in her administration; the escalating political repression; and the over-all failure to address the problems of worsening poverty and social deterioration," he pointed out.

The activist lawmaker said that his continuing incarceration, the persecution of the Batasan 5 and the killing spree victimizing political activists and members of progressive people's organizations were glaring proof of that the Arroyo administration has turned into a virtual dictatorship. "And a dictatorship of this vicious stripe should always be opposed and fought. The Philippines can never move forward in any way with Arroyo at the helm. She remains in power by means of thinly-disguised dictatorship," he said.

Beltran said that to tolerate Arroyo and to allow her to remain in Malacanang until 2010 is what constitutes treason –- a betrayal of the national interest and the Filipino people's welfare.

Beltran also blasted the presence of "people such as Norberto Gonzales in the Arroyo Cabinet, who contributes more to the political turmoil and violations of civil, human, and political rights". "Gonzales' flaunts that he will be targetting leftists, progressives and communists until June 30 2010 with Arroyo's full support. This only betrays their intention to maintain their questionable and oppressive hold over the country's political institutions even as the people are clamoring for their ouster from office," Beltran said.

"Arroyo is blinded by power and she is desperate to keep it. Her deafening silence and apathy to the flood of reports of political killings constitute tacit approval for these killings. Her stand against an immediate, legislate wage increase for workers confirms her anti-poor bent and her loyalties to the big business groups. Her illusions of grandeur and the Philippines being an enchanted kingdom are an endless nightmare for Filipinos. For the sake of the nation and all that is good for Filipinos, Arroyo should not be allowed to remain president," he concluded. ###


Blogger Jonnel said...

What has the President accomplished in maneuvering the junking of the impeachment complaint? She has only concealed the truth. That is the only feat she should be happy about. She, however, has inadvertently commenced the end of her administration.

Truth is a like an unstoppable being. It is an intangible that can never be kept in a box, hidden away and be forgotten. It will always rear its head despite all attempts to obfuscate it or mixed it with deluding statements like the ambiguous “rule of law”. For a while its release may be postponed but its emergence to light can never be stopped. It will squeeze out of all the crevices of enclosure. Soon it will show itself and the monstrosity that scared those who tried to keep it will only frighten them more upon its appearance. Truth grows in the dark; feed by rumors and nurtured by curiosity.

Filipino people are used to all the political spins and tricks conceived by all the image handlers. Known for patience, the Filipino people will tolerate the shenanigans of politicians for a very long time. There is, however, the undefined line before the people will burst into action. Patience has its limit and beyond that is anger and unforgiving hand of forcible removal. When that limit is reached, I am sure that equivocations and duplicities by the President will no longer be acceptable. By then, the foundation of a government made of lies will crumble to pieces.

As said by William Cullen Bryant:

“Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again, --
The eternal years of God are hers;
But Error, wounded, writhes in pain,
And dies among his worshippers.”

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