Why do you think Gloria Macapagal Arroyo run as Congressman?

@jamed28 (1909)
Philippines
May 16, 2010 12:44pm CST
Anyway it's obvious, she wanted to stay in power and be the speaker of the house, that is why see run as a Congressman in her province. But why? Why not Senator? Maybe she realizes that senatorial race is a national position where she would campaign in national, well of course she has a low approval rating, and it's pretty sure she won't win in that race, at least in congressional race she will only campaign in a smaller area and in an area where she is most love, her home town. Well guys I bet you have different opinion, why did you think so?
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14 responses
• Philippines
16 May 10
Well in politics you don't really completely know the truth. It could be true that she might just want to stay in power but it could that she's been in politics for so long that she might not know what to do without it. It could also be possible that she actually just like to help people. We cannot really say for certain what goes on their head. What is more important is what have they done what can they still do for the country and on this case how she can represent the people in congress.
@jamed28 (1909)
• Philippines
17 May 10
I know she likes to help people, but unfortunately most of those people don't felt that help. She likes to represent the people in congress? For Christ sake, she was a President!!! She has all the chance and time in the world to do that representation for the well being of a much more Filipino, actually the whole Filipino community and what she did is HELLO GARCI, ZTE, and others... You're blinded men. But well it's your opinion, so be it. But try to look for other places, you'll only see few of those people that agree with you.
@jamed28 (1909)
• Philippines
17 May 10
well i think you're right... IF YOU CAN TELL A THINK THAT GMA DO FOR THIS COUNTRY? Is it the SLEX.. I am telling you they OWE it? actually she owe it and will pay later? The oil price hike? The EVAT? are those the things the she did? It is because that we stay in the corner and do nothing that is why we are in this situation right now? have you tried cultivating a land? I am a farmer and until now we are suffering from water? because they never put attention to us farmer? we don't have irrigations. Why because GMA says we are under the NGO that ERAP started? I never like ERAP if that's what you think but I never like GMA more... If you are talking about general welfare well look around you if you can see that general welfare that GMA did? or maybe you are living in Pampanga. Try Laguna, Cavite or Batangas. Those allegations are true, she event say SORRY on national television. ZTE, there are pictures taken on shenzen, china, GMA playing golf with the ZTE personnels. which is illegal. THE TIME HAS COME NOT ONLY FOR ME TO STOOD UP... Everybody knows what kind of President GMA was. And for God sake, she was a president, now she ran as a congressman? for what to change and improve the country, to do the things that she wasn't able to to do when she was a president, and she'll do it now in congress? even a kid will be confuse of her intentions.
@rhodalyn (251)
• Philippines
17 May 10
i think its her strategy to win back her position..when chacha will be approved the people in the congress will pick there bet in congress house to be the prime minister..and when that happen,there will be a possibility that gloria will be one of them..and when she wins she will be the prime minister of the philippines..the current president will not be the prime minister because it should came from the people in the congress..
• Philippines
18 May 10
I'm also thinking that she has an agenda for running in the congress and that is to push through the CHA-CHA and to change our government to parliamentary so that she can run again as prime minister. I don't if she's just power hungry or has the real desire to help the Filipino people, but so far, she had the chance as the president for 6 years and her term when Estrada was deposed as the president and look what did she do to our country after 9 years? Our international debt increased from billions to trillions and the poor are getting poorer.
@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
16 May 10
Aside from your opinion I will add one. I think the main reason why GMA runs for a Government position is for the purpose of "immunity". She needed it so badly because after her step-down out of the office, there will be many cases filed against her. And I agree with you to say she will not win if she runs for the Senate.
• Philippines
17 May 10
Hi Fulltank! I was about to send my comment to the original post... and glady I found yours. I totally agree with you that she ran for the government position because of "immunity." During her presidency, she had faced alot of issues,and she knew beforehand that the next set of government officials, especially the President of the country, will investigate on those issues, which would be too difficult and controversial for her; and if found guilty, she'll be put behind bars. If she did run for the Senate, for sure she will not win... Simply because she has broken some people's trust, support and loyalty because of the many issues she has been into. The wounds are still fresh. She has wounded the lives and hearts of some Filipino people. The wounds are still bleeding. In my opinion, she chose to run for the lower position because she knew she will win, from the support of the people from her own place. Some Filipinos still have a strong regionalistic attitude. Some people think that if an influential and powerful government official, like GMA, is from their place, they will have stronger voice in the Senate, and thus, projects and benefits will pour over their region. But that is just one aspect though.... I also think, that maybe GMA had really been a good leader for them and had made several accomplishments that only these people have truly experienced and enjoyed. It was not hard for them to put her back to a government position because they still believe in them. GMA was not totally bad, for me. Like any other Presidents, she did her part. I am not totally against her, but again, her issues need further thorough investigations. If she's guilty, then she should face the consequences of her actions. Unless proven guilty, she's still one of the better leaders this country had. Happy mylotting!
@tholitz (1127)
• Philippines
17 May 10
Hi jamed28! GMA is a very intelligent and smart woman. She have already manipulated and set everything before she step down from presidency. As you observed, she run for congresswoman in Pampanga because she knew that she will surely win in her district. Second, she will definitely vie for the Speaker of the House and if ever she get it together with her crooked allied congressmen they will push for the Charter Change and once again reign as Prime Minister of our country. I just could not see any reason why a President who have served her country for 9 consecutive years would run again for congress. This just show her hunger to stay in power. Have a nice day!
• Philippines
17 May 10
actually i didnt know that gloria run as congressman in her province, i just surprised when i saw her in the television, i was even laughing as i though being president is already the last career for every politician in the field of politics as most ex president become an adviser, i was thinking that shes willing to accept lower position just to stay in the game. anyway, maybe its just really in her blood to serve people thats why shes willing to accept whatever position it is, though a lot says theres a hidden agenda in it and she still want to stay in power for whatever purposes then shes the only person who knows about it. just good luck to her and to our new president and good luck to the future of our country.
• Philippines
17 May 10
I think she ran for congress to be able to stay in power, and to have immunity from all the cases that are piling up on her yard just waiting for her to be a private citizen again so that they can be served. And maybe, if all goes well, then she can finally realize her dream of charter change and becoming the prime minister. For all we know, she may have been planning on this since she realized that the charter change will not pass the senate, but now that she has more allies, she may just well be successful this time around.
@geniustiger (1697)
• Philippines
17 May 10
She runs again for Congressional position in a way that she can continue her aimed whatever it is or whatever projects she wanted to complete which not be completed being her presidency period. Congresswoman is very fit to her in the sense that it is her own place and I know she will always win . She can attracts easily her fellowmen whatever projects she will presents and that is her " baluarte" mean almost all of them know her best. And at the same time still a higher position because that way she might be elected as higher officials in the house of representatives someday or what ever it is. So there are many chances in the higher level soon if she starts this coming June 30.
@manokob (19)
• Philippines
17 May 10
okay jamed28, my opinion goes almost similar with yours. darling glo ran for congressional seat which she was pretty successful. all these she does for her to hold on to power after her presidency expires comes june 30. I could say she is really a smart lady for by doing this she can efficiently serve her district which small and manageable thereby sufficing the cravings of her territorial people and ultimately regain her lost glory as she would be loved even more by them and these very people would even rally behind her if ever darling glo will be summoned to face the major lapses she committed while still in the presidency. it might not be all her fault but by virtue of the doctrine "command responsibility" pretty sure darling glo will face enormous legal castigations in the future.
@alexies29 (124)
• Philippines
17 May 10
Gloria doesn't want to give up her power in the government. Maybe if you're a politician, you become addicted with power that at the end of your term, you still want to get any position that's available for you. Gloria knows that she can get the votes of the people in her place. Money can move mountains.
• Philippines
17 May 10
whatever positions she desires is not a an issue to me. all i can say is that she has a INSATIABLE HUNGER for power and for MORE MONEY. don't kbow if she knows the meaning of DELICADEZA, with her BLATANT disrespect to the Filipinos people and to the country itself.
@mspitot (3833)
• Philippines
17 May 10
she wouldn't run for a lower position if she wouldn't get anything. she did that to come back in the palace and to control the country again.
@maean_19 (4661)
• Philippines
17 May 10
One probable reason why Gloria ran for Congressman is for her to stay in power and to continue what ever plans she and her allies have. To be in that position is the very least position for her to remain in power and have privileges. Running for Senator will not win her because she has to do another "hello Garci" to make her get a seat. As you mentioned, it is easier for her to win in the local race since there is a smaller portion which she needs to buy on. Too bad for her because she will leave with a bad reputation now. She should have stopped and retired or be at peace.
@rsa101 (17104)
• Quezon City, Philippines
17 May 10
I guess you have it right. GMA would not play good in the national elections anymore. After the Hello Garci incident I think she would lose sorely in the election if ever she runs for senate. I think also that there are only a few alliances in the senate and she has plenty of allies in the congress. I also think that her agenda to finally make the dream of charter change can be made more easily inside the congress. Having more friends that want a charter change she could easily convince the house for supporting her cause. I think it could even propel her to Malacanan again if she succeeds having parliamentary form of government. Having the privilege of legal immunity could also make him evade some of the controversies that made her administration bad. I think having this immunity can somehow stall some of the cases that will be filed against her.
@chiyosan (30199)
• Philippines
17 May 10
I think that is HER way of trying to elude the hands of law coming to get her for all the stuffs she's made of this country and for the several scandals she's been faced with as a president of this country. I think that is what her camp has thought of when they though of making her a congresswoman - When you have already become the president of the country, why would you still want to be a congressman? have you got no more shame and would use public service as an excuse? be an mmda then! sweep the streets!