Just a quick and short one; just got notice of a blog petition urging US President Barack Obama not to meet with Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
The blog is run by a New York-based Filipino who’s in the education field. It invites everyone to a healthy, objective discussion about the current situation the Philippines is under thanks to GMA and its relationship with the US and President Obama.
There’s this post citing ten reasons why Obama should not meet with GMA and it does have points presented in layman’s terms for easy digestion. Though I’m particularly interested in the details of point no. 6:
6. After being president for eight years, GMA has proven nothing.
Using critical, in-depth, academic analysis and evaluation, the plight of the Filipino people is NOT better than the time when her father, Diosdado Macapagal (God bless his soul), was president. That’s forty years of wasted opportunities.
Though we already know this, it would be interesting to know the details of how he/she has come up with the same conclusion.
As per the petition itself, which aims to garner 2 million signatures, is simply accomplished by leaving one’s name and present location. I do not know whether this would gain traction, succeed or even get noticed by the Obama Administration.
Interesting would be, the reaction of other bloggers, pundits, main stream media and even Malacañang itself.
Would you sign the petition? Do you agree that Obama should not meet with GMA?