Are You A True Filipino?

That was the question, Imbestigador on Channel 6, asked yesterday.

The whole show was in response to President Arroyo’s “confession” that she improperly had conversations with an election official at the height of the election count last year.

For the longest time, Arroyo has managed to squeak away from allegations thrown at her (and her family) but with the Jueteng (illegal numbers game) scandal and now this incident, the President has a great deal of slime on her face and I wonder if she will be able to clean it off.

The Opposition is rallying around Manila calling for President Arroyo to resign. But the question on a lot of minds is: And then what?

Will anything really change? Most of the politicians in the Opposition are looking to better their position, gain favor and get as much power as they can. I can’t see anyone who has a plan. All they talk about is getting rid of Arroyo as if that will be the magic pill. The situation is that they’re trying to stir people up but they haven’t laid out their own plan.

Sure, there’s talk of having a Committee to run the country. Fuck that I say. It took Congress an hour and a half to decide on whether to continue session for another half hour. Yeah. I can see the Huh?! look on your face. And now there’ll be a committee to decide the future of the country?

Constitutionally, if the President resigns, the Vice-President will take over. In this case, the Vice-President is Noli de Castro and I don’t think he’ll be an effective leader. So then what?

Right now the status quo is being maintained though Arroyo is fighting for her political life. But it still remains to be seen if she will survive and if she does, what is the lesson that she’ll take away from it?

So yeah, the question is, President Arroyo, Are you a true Filipino?

One thought on “Are You A True Filipino?”

  1. my question is “what is a true filipino?” if you mean somebody who has enough dignity and self-respect, i’d like 2say she isn’t. if you mean somebody who will use everything within her power 2stay in office, the answer is, she is!
    what with the impeachment proceedings thrown out like that and EO 464? do you think she deserves 2b called a true filipino?

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