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Bishop Rosales: gloria macapagal arroyo has failed leadership test

MANILA – She wants to continue serving the people, but President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, in her 9 years in Malacañang, has failed the test of leadership, as far as Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales is concerned.

To the prelate, only two only two out of the 14 Philippine presidents have passed the grade of admirable leadership: Ramon Magsaysay and Corazon Aquino.

In an interview with CBCPNews, the official information service of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), Rosales said only Magsaysay and Aquino have the “outstanding qualities” worthy of emulation of future leaders.

“Twice upon a time, God gave us these two as examples of good leadership,” Rosales said.

Rosales did not mention Arroyo or Estrada although he obliquely described their respective administrations as those that went against morality.

The cardinal said Magsaysay and Aquino were exceptional leaders for their simplicity and humility of heart. “I challenge anyone who would say otherwise. That is my perception,” Rosales said.

Magsaysay cited Magsaysay for his charisma with the common people, while Aquino is considered an icon of Philippine democracy.

Rosales issued the statement as candidates engaged in a mad scramble to beat the deadline of the filing of certificates of candidacies (COCs) for the May 10, 2010 national and local polls.

Presdient Arroyo joined the rush, filing her COC for Pampanga’s 2nd district on Tuesday, the last day of filing.


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