‘RP faces seven curses’
FORMER CABINET MEMBER
SAYS, CALLING FOR VIGILANCE
BY CARLA GOMEZ
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s bid for term extension will not die, she will push for self-perpetuation at all cost and the Filipino people must remain vigilant to prevent it from happening, a former Cabinet official of her administration warned yesterday.
Teresita Quintos-Deles, former Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process and National Anti-Poverty Commission lead convenor, said Arroyo cannot afford to give up power because she needs protection from prosecution, and the perpetuation of a “financial, kleptocratic, dynastic empire”.
Deles, who spoke before students of the University of St. La Salle at the USLS coliseum yesterday morning, said her warning is not paranoia, “It is real and it is there, and we have to prepare to resist… We cannot afford to have GMA stay even one day beyond June 30, 2010.”