In a recent SWS survey, most Filipinos are not in favor of changing the constitution to extend terms of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
Who wants to see Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in Malacanang premises beyond 2010?
Obviously, the president’s men. No wonder, Press Secretary Jesus Dureza, prayed for it.
Obviously, the president’s son. No wonder, Rep. Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo personally initiated signature drive to amend the Constitution through a constituent assembly (Con-Ass).
For Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile, the charter change this time is an “impossible dream”.
Although the palace denies reports on plans for extending terms, its allies are obviously working towards term extension.
There is a huge public distrust on the recent movement to change the constitution. This is an indication the people are just waiting for 2010 so that GMA will step down.
I agree with Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile. I am certain that the move for Constituent Assembly will not gain strenght nor prosper. Considering the JDV’s revealation, and the pending impeachment complaint, there is more likely a sudden dramatic political change.
Let’s stay awake and watch them play!