|Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz|
She could have become the pride of the country by making the sacrifice of no longer aspiring for the presidency. She formally and loudly said so before, in order to unite the people. But she later broke her own word. She spared nothing and no one to win the 2004 national elections. No trick was not thought of, no threat was spared for her to become president. She wanted to be the president, come what may, no matter what the cost.
Her election machinery was put into action; she appropriated and spent public funds unlimited to oil it. She made well chosen political kingpins work for her victory, she rendered the country broke. She divided the people. She used even gambling payolas to fund her lavish and feverish campaign..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune