Monday, 30 November 2009

PGMA announces bid for Congress seat in Pampanga in 2010 polls

http://www.gmanews.tv/story/178167/arroyo-announces-bid-for-congress-seat-in-pampanga

MANILA (PNA) -- President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Monday formally announced that she will run as representative in the second district of Pampanga in the May 2010 elections.

"Yes, I will file my certificate of candidacy (CoC)," the President said in a recorded interview with a government radio station DZRB.

According to the Commission on Elections (Comelec), the deadline for filing of CoC for the 2010 elections is on December 1 at 12 midnight.

Many speculate that President Arroyo's frequent visit to Pampanga -- at least 50 times this year alone -- that she will run for Congress in next year's polls.

Romulo Macalintal, the President's poll lawyer, earlier said her "body language" reveals that she is 91 percent sure to run for congresswoman in the second district of Pampanga in the May 2010 elections.

"Mga 91 percent sa body language," said Romulo Macalintal in a television interview when asked how sure Mrs. Arroyo will be running for a congressional seat in next year's poll.

The President's son, incumbent 2nd District Pampanga Rep. Juan Miguel "Mikey" Macapagal Arroyo, earlier said he is willing to give way in case her mother decided to run for congresswoman.

"If my mother runs for Congress, there's a clamor for her to run, siyempre I have to give way for her to run (Of course I have to give way for her to run)," said Mikey, who is on his second term. (PNA)

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