November 11, 2011
Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan today expressed his disbelief that Mike Arroyo has challenged President Aquino to accompany them as GMA seeks treatment abroad. Pangilinan said that the former first couple must be reminded that they are no longer in power.
“This corrupted sense of entitlement speaks volumes of how this couple treats high public office. How dare they view the office of the President as some sort of butler service they can avail of to attend to their personal needs. The President has infinitely more important things to attend to than act as ‘alalay’ to the Arroyos. Enough is enough. Their abusive and corrupted ways should be exposed and opposed.”
Pangilinan supports the decision of the Department of Justice not to allow GMA to travel abroad, saying there were too many inconsistencies in the statements coming from the former president’s camp. Pangilinan says that perhaps the former first couple think that they are still in power, and that their whims would still be met unconditionally as they had been when they were in power.
“Kalokohan ang hamon ni Mike Arroyo. Ano’ng akala niya sa Pangulo? Isang dakilang alalay o utusan nila na dapat samahan sila sa ibang bansa? Mas maraming mahahalagang bagay ang dapat na pagtuunan ng pansin ng ating Pangulo. Palibhasa matagal na nilang tinutulak ang kanilang makasarili at personal na interes nung sila ang nakaupo kaya pati ang Pangulo gusto nilang gamitin para itulak ang personal nilang mga interes. Tama na sila. Tapos na ang kanilang mapang-abuso’t mapanlinlang na paghahari. Itigil na nila ang kalokohan.”
Image Source: Ellen Tordesillas’ blog