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‘No other speaker for Lakas but GMA’

Posted by akosistella on April 6, 2010


LUBAO, Pampanga, Philippines – President Arroyo will be the only candidate for speaker of the pro-administration Lakas-Kampi-CMD if she wins a seat in Congress as representative of the second district of Pampanga on May 10.

Amelita Villarosa, Lakas-Kampi-CMD chair, told The STAR the administration party has the numbers to install Mrs. Arroyo as speaker even if the next president would come from the current opposition.

“It will be an honor if we elect her as speaker,” Villarosa said. “She is so knowledgeable. Sino pa ba ang kukunin namin (Who else should we choose)? I would like her to be speaker.”

Click Philippine Star.


‘GMA to cling to power in case of election failure’

MANILA, Philippines – Pangasinan Rep. Jose de Venecia Jr. claimed yesterday that President Arroyo would most likely hang on to power if there were a failure of elections on May 10 and the winning president and vice president are not proclaimed.

De Venecia told The STAR that there are three scenarios under which Mrs. Arroyo would cling to the presidency with the support of Armed Forces chief Gen. Delfin Bangit and her “loyalists” in the Supreme Court.

“First, there is a military takeover and Gen. Bangit and his classmates from PMA (Philippine Military Academy) Class of 1978, of which Mrs. Arroyo is an adopted member, keep her in power,” he said.

Click Phil. Star


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