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Let Us End Arroyo’s Reign Of Greed – Joey De Venecia (PMP)

December 5, 2009

Opposition senatorial aspirant  Joey de Venecia III has called on all opposition parties to “to unite to prevent any member of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s family from keeping their House seats.”

De Venecia warned that “in running for congressman, Mrs. Arroyo plans to continue her family’s reign of greed.”

After breaking every law in the book, President Arroyo is now directly defying the Philippine Constitution which bans political dynasties in leading the Arroyo family’s stranglehold on the House of Representatives.

How many Arroyos do we have in the House now?

The two sons of Mrs. Arroyo – Mikey and Dato – along with her brother-in-law Iggy are already in Congress!

Then, from out of nowhere, her sister-in-law also became a member via a questionable party-list. That’s four Arroyos in the House. Where will it stop? When there are two dozen Macapagals and Arroyos in Congress?

De Venecia recalled his own encounter with the patriarch of the Arroyo family, First Gentleman Mike Arroyo, who famously told him to “back off” and allow the graft-tainted P16-billion ZTE-NBN project to push through.

The young de Venecia, a pioneering IT businessman de Venecia refused, citing the inferior plan submitted by ZTE which he said was so overpriced that Mike Arroyo would have received kickbacks and commissions of about P10 billion.

The presidential candidates of the opposition get together to find common candidates in the areas where the Arroyos are seeking reelection.

They may be campaigning against each other, but the camps of Erap Estrada, Noynoy Aquino and Manny Villar could field common candidates against congressmen Iggy and Dato Arroyo, and most especially Gloria Arroyo.

While I realize that all the opposition parties already have candidates in the localities where the Arroyos are in power. He said the opposition parties can agree to back the candidate with the best qualifications and best chances of beating the Arroyos.

Some sacrifices will have to be made, but those who back out in favor of the stronger candidate will have done the country a lot of good.

While it may be a foregone conclusion that Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will win as representative of the second district of Pampanga, hers will be an emply victory.

Mrs. Arroyo’s transparent bid to stay in power at all cost so that she and her family will not be charged with plunder will not work.

The Arroyos are the country’s first nationwide dynasty, winning positions even in areas where they do not come from.

Joey De Venecia, while being a political novato, succinctly periscopes what the Arroyo’s are up to.

Paging his other allies in the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino, as well as the true political oppositionists in the 2010 elections.

Such a call by Joe De Venecia can only be ignored at our society’s peril.

(Postscript:

By this post At Midfiel formally endorses De Venecia’s bid gor the Philippine Senate.

I have alsopreviously declare support for OFW champion Susan ‘Toots’ Ople.)

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