Grace Poe warns nation of Arroyo's return: "I don't think I have to remind the people about the corruptions and anomalies during her term" - The Daily Sentry

Monday, July 23, 2018

Grace Poe warns nation of Arroyo's return: "I don't think I have to remind the people about the corruptions and anomalies during her term"





Senator Grace Poe warns the nation to be wary of Arroyo's return to head the House of Representative


Manila, Philippines – Senator Grace Poe has called on the Filipinos to be wary of former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s return to head the legislative branch.

The House of Representative has just made a very unexpected move as its members elected Arroyo as its new speaker, replacing Davao Del Norte Representative Pantaleon Alvarez.

According to most of media reports, the plan to oust Alvarez was finalized during the weekend, with people close to Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, who has recently formed Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod a regional COMELEC recognized political party in Mindanao.

Meanwhile, when asked in an earlier interview over ABS CBN News Channel about Arroyo’s possible election as the new House speaker, Poe said:

“I don’t think I have to repeat myself and remind people about the corruption and all of the other anomalies that happened during her term in office.”

“This is something that the people should be able to imagine: If we turn parliamentary and I believe they will really push for that especially with her leadership, she would be either next in line to be the president of the country or at par with the president,” she added.

“Is this the change that we wanted? Somebody led by the former president, her style of governance during her time?”

When asked for her leadership style preference, the senator was quick to answer with:“I’d rather have somebody totally different— not from the choices that they are presenting right now,”

If recalled, Arroyo first became president when she assumed power in 2001 to replace then president President Joseph Estrada.

Then Arroyo ran in 2004 elections for president and won over Poe’s father late actor Fernando Poe Jr.



Source: Inquirer