Sunday, March 28, 2010

Noynoy: No Speaker Gloria if LP wins

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LIBERAL Party standard bearer Sen. Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III yesterday said President Arroyo’s reported plan to become House speaker is possible only under a Villar administration because of the "unholy alliance" between the government and the camp of Nacionalista Party’s Sen. Manuel Villar.

Under an Aquino administration, there is no way Arroyo will become speaker because the LP’s allies would not allow it, he said.

"After EDSA, there has been no speaker that has been not allied with the (new) administration. GMA has exploited that to a very large extent," he said.

Aquino noted many of Arroyo’s allies have already left the ruling Lakas-Kampi CMD in favor of other parties like the LP and Sen. Manuel Villar’s Nacionalista Party.

Arroyo’s critics have warned that she could be planning to wrest power by winning the House speakership and moving to change the 1987 Constitution so she could become prime minister under a parliamentary form of government.

The President’s congressional candidacy is said to be a form of leverage against the pile of legal charges she will be subjected to once she steps down from power next year.

Lakas-Kampi officials earlier admitted the party has already lost almost 40 percent of its allies who have already defected to other parties. –
Wendell Vigilia

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