Like the Filipino people, the Black & White Movement is not surprised that Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is running for a House seat as she herself suggested a year ago. We ask our fellow citizens to ponder why this is the price the country is paying, and will pay, for the “let’s move on” crowd that insisted on giving GMA the benefit of the doubt in 2005 onwards.
We entreat all voters to take a long, hard, look at their congressional candidates. Voters should ask themselves whether they would support Arroyo’s bid to amend the Constitution or hold her successor prisoner by means of creating an Arroyo funded impeachment bloc. If the public is not careful and brings her allies to control both the Senate and the House in 2010, she can attempt to become Prime Minister for Life.
The fight is not over, the battle lines are drawn, and they get clearer by the day. Be forewarned - there are those pretending to seek the presidency seriously only to surrender it to her, others seeking it only to cut a deal with her as Prime Minister.
Those who know that while going into 2010, with “tried and tested” allies running for House seats and the Senate amid proposals to declare martial law in Mindanao, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has decided to push for a coalition of impunity to prevent change.