Presidential Legal Adviser Raul Gonzales said President Arroyo is running for a congressional seat next year in the second district of Pampanga.
Arroyo wants to retain a degree of influence and power to prevent the next administration from filing election and plunder charges against her after she steps down from Malacanang.
She does not want to be jailed after her term.
The sure way to prevent her from following the footsteps of former President Joseph Ejercito Estrada who was jailed on plunder charges are the following scenarios:
First, make sure that the next elected president is from the administration — that this administration candidate is loyal to her.
Second, push through with Charter Change via constituent assembly and set up a parliamentary form of government.
Third scenario is when the first and second would fail. President Arroyo is running for a congressional seat in Pampanga. Once in Congress, she would use all her monies and influence in getting elected as House Speaker.
Once a House Speaker, she has the power to prevent election and plunder charges be filed against her.
So, Ladies and Gentlemen, the surest way to prevent President Arroyo from seeking power after she steps down from Malacanang is to assure her that she could spent the rest of her life in retirement without election and plunder charges hounding her.
Or, kill her.
In this way, the Philippines could go on with its economic and political life. Or else, we will spend the next years prosecuting President Arroyo of 2004 election cheating and NBN ZTE plunder case. -30-