Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Cha-cha without Gloria

This is one of the latest surveys of SWS:

Fifty-four percent of Filipinos approve, while 20% disapprove, of requiring President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to leave office before the end of her term in 2010, thus making former President Fidel Ramos’s proposal the most popular among five component ideas for constitutional change tested in the December 2005 Social Weather Survey.

When those approving of the proposal were asked in what year the President should leave office, half of them (54%) said 2005, 30% said 2006, 8% said 2007, and 6% said 2008 or 2009.

The other charter-change proposals considered in the SWS poll, and their corresponding findings, were:

(a) Using the parliamentary system for choosing the country’s chief executive: Neutral;

(b) Allowing President Arroyo to be eligible for Prime Minister in a parliamentary government: Negative;

(c) Lessening restrictions on foreign participation in the economy: Positive; and

(d) Forming local governments at the regional level (prerequisite of a federal system): Positive.

Proposals (a), (b), (c) and Pres. Ramos’s proposal, all requesting for an Approve/Disapprove choice, were asked in random order in the SWS survey. Proposal (d) requested a Good/Not Good choice for the sake of comparison with previous SWS surveys, and was asked last.

BUT Gloria is firm on saying that she must finish her term til 2010. Can she still find glory in doing the same?

Well, whispering spirits say: Makapal lang talaga ang apog... err, make-up ng lola mo.

Unquote: Gandang Ricky Reyes ba? :)

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