Statement of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano
“I think it smacks of bad taste that Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has chosen to file a resolution calling for Charter Change, even right on her very first day in office as a lawmaker. When she was still in Malacanang, Mrs. Arroyo had always been viewed as supporting Charter Change in order to perpetuate herself in power.
“Her first resolution appears to validate her real motive for seeking a House seat. But I am hopeful that the majority of House members will resist this proposal. I hope they have read the writing on the wall with the election of President Benigno Aquino III, and that message is ‘enough is enough.’”