Why I Don't Trust Gloria Arroyo As President
I belong to the majority of the Filipinos who have lost faith in Gloria Arroyo as President. As a writer, it’s public knowledge that I have disagreed with its various directives – but it is also a matter of public record that I have never used the power of the pen to attack her personally. I do not trust her because she has a solid track record of protecting her allies accused of everything from plunder to electoral fraud. Instead of using her power to find the truth, she blocked all the legal avenues towards accountability in government.
The July 28, 2009 editorial of the Philippine Daily Inquirer says it all: “Moral corruption is taking place because the Arroyo administration has shown that crime pays, that it is good to be bad, that it is all right to lie, cheat and steal as long as one is not caught.”(See documentary State of Denial. Photo courtesy of FoxNews)