First Gentleman tells foes: Be patient
Posted by akosistella on March 23, 2010
MANILA, Philippines—Bear with us for a few more months.
That was the message President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s husband gave on Monday to her detractors who had voiced concerns that his wife might hang on to power even after the elections in May.
“It’s just a few months. All they have to do is wait,” First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo told reporters during a courtesy call that boxing champion Manny Pacquiao made in Malacañang upon his return from a successful defense of his boxing crown in the United States.
GMA won’t hold kick-off rally
Press Secretary Crispulo Icban and Candaba Mayor Gerry Pelayo, in separate interviews, said her supporters will do the campaigning for her because she prefers to focus on finishing her program as President in the remaining days of her term.
“There are no instructions to prepare for sorties or a proclamation rally,” Pelayo said in Filipino. “It will be us who will carry her campaign to victory.”
He recalled that when local officials from Pampanga trooped to the Palace last year to convince her to run, she expressed concern that such a move would affect her work as President.
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