Posted by: kidlatanvillage | June 18, 2009

Pacman, Erap, and Gloria for Congress

Everything is possible in politics. Former president Joseph Estrada declared he would also run for Congress if president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo would run as a representative of her district in Pampanga. No less than her son Mikey Arroyo who said he would give way for her, instead of seeking for a third term. Congressman Mikey Arroyo on the other hand would challenge Governor Panlilio for the gubernatorial seat.

But House Speaker Prospero Nograles advised the president not to run anymore for Congress since she had already reached the pinnacle of power something which Mikey Arroyo decried. He said, “instead of advising the President publicly on what she should do with her life, he (Nograles) should first make sure that he will implement his promised reforms in Congress.

Senator Francis Escudero however questioned the motive of the president to run for Congress.  He asked,”What more do you want to prove and what have you not proven that you want to run for a lower position?” Senator Pia Cayetano however looks at it a desperate move for survival. The real motive behind Arroyo’s seeking for a congressional seat was to “abuse the privilege of immunity from various criminal and administrative complaints expected to be filed against her once her term expires.” It is possible that her allies could still control the number of seats in Congress and she’ll be voted to become a House Speaker “and wield control over crucial political exercises such as impeachment and the crafting of the yearly national budget. She could very well use these powers as leverage against any government agency or official going after her – including the next President,’’ Pia Cayetano added. It’s a gamble however since such scheme may not necessarily work in as much as there is no assurance she can also control the Senate.

Erap Endorses Pacman for Congress

As an opposition, one may question former President Joseph Estrada’s motive for endorsing Manny Pacquiao’s candidacy for Congress. Knowing Manny Pacquiao as a supporter of the President Arroyo to some this may look awkward. But this is politics, Pacquiao’s popularity can be capitalized for one’s political gain. But even the Pacman himself may also gain public support  from being endorsed by a popular figure like Erap Estrada.

Estrada extended political support to the boxin champion when he visited General Santos City last Thursday. Erap said, “Hindi lang ako, buong bayan [ini-]endorse si Manny. Si Manny galing sa hirap kaya gusto niyang tulungan mga kababayan niyang mahihirap dito.” On his part the Pacman expressed his joy for the support Estrada extended him. Pacquiao and Estrada said they are open to the possibility of “combining their forces” for the local elections, despite the boxer’s ties with the administration.

Erap, Gloria, and Pacman in Congress

Erap, Gloria, and Pacman’s presence in Congress would be phenomenal scene; but what good will it make for the Filipinos.  Two former presidents of the Philippines would be vying for the speakership of the house. Problably there will be shift of power and influence with Erap in control (which is not a remote possibility) with Gloria left on the minority side.

Despite his popularity, the Pacman would remain an ordinary congressman. Unlike in boxing where he is a champion, there is not much, probably, that  can expected from him being a first-timer.

Erap and Gloria however may tangle in many of the legislative processes and  proceedings. Both have personal interest to pursue; one needs to survive and the other to regain his dignity.

It’s more than movies.

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Responses

  1. Kap,
    Gloria for Congress. Erap for the House of Representatives. Pacman for the lower house.

    Pilipinas, game ka na ba?

  2. Pacman and Erap para sa mahihirap, huwag iboto ang mga nagpasa ng Con Ass!!!

  3. kap, HAPPY FATHERS DAY! sana magtayo na lang si manny ng foundation para sa mga atlentang pinoy. malaki pa ang maitutulong nya sa bayan lalong lalo na yung mga mahihirap at may sakit na mga atlentang pinoy. masusuportahan din nya yung mga kabataang mga pinoy na mahilig din sa sports. sa palagay ko, 100% mas mamahalin sya ng mga pilipino at maaari pa syang mas mahalin kaysa sa isang presidente. di ba si FPJ hindi lang sa pag-aartista nakilala? pati sa pagtulong sa kapwa kilalang kilala sya. kahit patay na sya buhay pa rin sa puso ng mga pilipino ang kanyang pangalan. YAN ANG PANDAY! he he he… na padaan lang po kap. kap, na saan na nga po pala yung inihanda nyong pakain sa akin? he he he…

  4. Colegiala Girl

    Ayaw ni Pacman na sa lower house sya. Gusto nya, sa bigger house.

  5. Kapitan K

    Maganda yan pag si glorya at erap ay mag congressman. Malay natin, baka ma-enganyo rin si FVR, lalong masaya!!!

  6. Kapag naging parliamentary system ayon sa isinusulong ng da glorya, balitaktakan ang 3 ex presidents kung sino maging Prime Minister. Dyan-dyaran!!! Baka maging dark horse si Pacman dahil susuportahan ng mga boxing aficianados all over the world…

    Ang saya-saya ng Pinas!!!!

  7. Reporter: Manny, desidido ka na palang maging representative ng Saranggani!

    Manny P: Igan naman, hindi ganyan ang plano ko. Ang gusto ko, maging congressman!

  8. Piestang umaatikabo sa Pinas. Bipolar si Gloria, nasira na ang ulo ni Erap at pati si Pakyo at pinakialaman, si Tabako ay nag-iingay na naman.

    Si Gloria ay may planong mamatay sa nakaw na pwesto, si Erap ay gustong makabalik, si FVR ay obsessed na maging Prime Minister.

    Kanya-kanyang pansariling interes ang mga lider hindi kasama si Juan, as always.

  9. Happy Father’s Day sa lahat na erpats including na rin ang members ng UHAW at SWAT:

    U – nion of
    H – usbands
    A – takot sa
    W – aswit

    S – amahan ng
    W – alang
    A – sawang
    T – unay

  10. Happy Father’s Day!!


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