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obama-arroyo meeting: talks can touch on arroyo’s legacy (patay tayo dyan!)

July 30, 2009 Leave a comment

obama being elected as the first black president has made history in the US in a most major way. his taking on the presidency has inspired not only the whole nation of the america  but also many other countries around the world.

arroyo is the president of the philippines, a third world country where even her countrymen do not see favor in her. arroyo’s performance ratings have been on the negative quarter to quarter for many years based on nationwide surveys. her trust ratings has gone through the same dismal performance.

arroyo has violated the constitution a few times. election cheating has been a lingering issue that continue to be an open wound  where no closure has been achieved either way. allegations of corruption have been hurled a few times over  many years.

and the latest one is the unsaid plans of arroyo after 2010 – will she step down from power and transfer it to the next elected president of the country? arroyo would have laid that one ot rest in her last SONA but chose to pussyfoot on it.

if obama touches on arroyo’s legacy will be touched on as the State Department executive has said – what will obama say? what will arroyo say?

will arroyo whip up a powerpoint presentation too?

 

US STATE DEPT EXEC SAYS

Talks with Obama could touch on Arroyo legacy

By Gil C. Cabacungan Jr

WASHINGTON – The talks between President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and US President Barack Obama have no fixed agenda and could touch on Ms Arroyo’s “legacy” when she leaves office next year, an official of the US Department of State said on Wednesday.

http://globalnation.inquirer.net/news/breakingnews/view/20090730-217904/Talks-with-Obama-could-touch-on-Arroyo-legacy

Mr. Obama – please read this letter re: Obama-Arroyo Meeting

July 30, 2009 2 comments

AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

July 29, 2009

HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
Washington District of Columbia
United States of America

Dear Mr. President,

We shared the wonderful jubilation of the American people during your historic election triumph. When you assumed office early this year, we rejoiced at the audacious hope that you inspired, and on your promise of change for the common good.

We joined all freedom loving people of the world who exulted when you declraed that “those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent…are on the wrong side of history.”

The Filipino People share the same morals, ideals and aspirations that define the envied way of life of the American people. Filipinos yearn for the same kind of leaders that the American people yearn for themselves; leaders who are imbued with the right values, lead principled lives, and govern with the highest ethical standards. The ideals of justice, democracy and the upliftment of human rights animate the Filipino people’s dreams of a better world in much the same way that these ideals animate the dreams of the American people.

Upon your invitation, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will have the chance to meet with you on July 30, 2009. In your meeting with Ms. Arroyo, it may serve you well to be mindful of Ms. Arroyo’s legacy of corruption, extra-judicial killings, enforced disappearances, torture, bribery, election cheating, among others. We do not wish to belabor you with the details of these high crimes which have surely been documented and reported by the U.S. State Department to your office.

The Filipino People also yearn for change from the effrontery of hopelessness and the curse of decadence that Ms. Arroyo represents. In your meeting with Mrs. Arroyo, we feel confident that you will make clear to her that a Government that does not comply with Principles of Democracy and respect for Human Rights cannot have the approval and support of your administration. We implore you Mr. President to inspire hope and be an instrument of change for the common good of the long suffering Filipino People.

Signed,

Teofisto Guingona Jr., former Senate Presidents Jovito Salonga and Franklin Drilon, former SC justice Camilo D. Quiason, former senators Wigberto Tanada, Sergio Osmena III, Vicente Paterno Jr., Agapito “Butch” Aquino, and former secretaries Josefina T. Lichauco, former solicitor-general Frank Chavez, Corazon Soliman, Juan Santos, Jejomar Binay, and Bro. Eddie Villanueva, Sr. Mary John Mananzan, Atty. Harry Roque and Jun Lozada.

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