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28 November 2009
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Philippine president urged to run for Congress

At least 20 mayors in President Arroyo’s home province of Pampanga have urged her to continue her “unparalleled service” to the country and to run for the congressional post in the province’s second district, reported the Manila Bulletin.

The Pampanga Mayors’ League (PML) has signed a manifesto asking the president to run for the position currently held by her son, Rep. Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo.

“President Arroyo has demon-strated exemplary work ethics and genuine public affection to her constituency,” the mayors said in a resolution unanimously approved by all the 20 members.

The mayors said the President’s expertise in leadership and economics would bring further development to the province’s second district and the whole Central Luzon if she would continue her public service.

“Even her critics had been silenced by her consistency and focus to achieve goals for progress and development," the mayors said. The mayors further said that Mrs. Arroyo knows the needs of her district by heart.

Because of President Arroyo’s influence not only with business investors in the country but also in the international scene, the PML said that once elected, Arroyo could easily attract investments for the countryside.

Mayor Ricardo Rivera of Guagua town said that all the mayors in Pampanga’s second district would fully support the President if she would run.

The district covers the towns of Guagua, Sta. Rita, Porac, Floridablanca and Lubao, Arroyo’s hometown.


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