June 26, 2009
Independent senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan welcomes UP professor and journalist Randy David’s plan to oppose President Arroyo’s rumored bid to run for Congress representing Pampanga.
David, who is a native of the region, expressed his intention to run against GMA in the 2010 elections.
“As a fellow Cabalen, we welcome all efforts at providing real alternatives to politics as usual,” Pangilinan says. “This will be a fight between David and ‘Glorialath’; a fight between the politics of genuine change, and the politics of ‘more of the same’.”
Pangilinan says that the 2010 elections is a challenge to the electorate, as Filipinos are looking beyond popularity and political patronage.
“It’s time for more of our people to step up and challenge traditional politics. Trapo politics and governance have not brought us anywhere near the progress achieved by so many of our ASEAN neighbors. With all due respect, PGMA represents more of the same, and relative to the rest of the region’s economic growths, more of the same has not worked.”