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Senators warn Arroyo of ouster by troops
« on: July 01, 2009, 02:43:40 AM »
MANILA, Philippines -- Senators warned President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo that she might suffer the same fate of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya if she does not stop her allies from pursuing Charter change.

On Sunday, Honduran soldiers arrested Zelaya ahead of a referendum on constituional amendments that was seen to pave the way for the lifting of term limits.

LikeZelaya, Arroyo is allegedly backing the move of her allies in the House of Representatives to rewrite the 1987 Constitution to extend her stay in power.

“If she and her allies insist on an illegal con-ass (constituent assembly) this may be the last straw that will break the camels back,” Senator Francis Pangilinan said in a text message.

“Our people are not blind nor dumb. They have seen the abuses such as the fertilizer scam, the ZTE-NBN deal and the' “Hello Garci' controversy that have been exposed this past years. Our people will refuse to roll over and die while those in power desperately try to cling to power illegally,” Pangilinan said.

Pangilinan was referring to the alleged diversion of P728 million in fertilizer funds to Arroyo's 2004 campaign kitty, the alleged overpice of a botched telecoms deal between the government and Chinese firm ZTE Corp., and alleged rampant cheating in the 2004 elections.

Senators Panfilo Lacson and Francis Escudero did not also rule out the possibility that the Honduras coup could happen in the Philippines.

“Let the fate of ex-Honduras President serve as a serious warning to PGMA (Arroyo's initials). She should not push her luck too hard. Baka ubos na swerte niya, hindi niya lang alam [Her luck might run before she know it],” Lacson said in a separate text message.

Escudero agreed, saying, “The possibility is always there but lets not wish for that in our country, not for GMA's sake but for the sake of our country. Our people and our economy.(

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