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It’s a ‘win-win’ for Arroyo

Posted by akosistella on March 27, 2010

MANILA, Philippines—If President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo wins as representative of the second district of Pampanga, loses the fight for the speakership, but retains the loyalty of 90 other members of the House, she can maneuver this group into a potent bloc that can “undermine” her successor in Malacañang.

Makati Mayor and vice presidential candidate Jejomar Binay warned of this post-election scenario in reaction to the Inquirer report Friday that Ms Arroyo had the numbers to win the speakership.

“If Ms Arroyo captures just one-third of the House of Representatives, then she will hurdle the constitutional threshold of impeaching Malacañang’s [new] occupant,” Binay said in a statement.

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