President Arroyo's Message on Gloria Gate's Scandal

Mga minamahal kong kababayan.

For the last several weeks, the issue of the
tape recordings has spun out of control. Tonight,
I want to set the record straight. You deserve an
explanation from me, because you are the people I
was elected to serve.

As you recall, the election canvassing process
was unnecessarily slow even after the election
results were already in and the votes had been

I was anxious to protect my votes and during
that time had conversations with many people,
including a Comelec official. My intent was not to
influence the outcome of the election, and it did
not. As I mentioned, the election had already been
decided and the major public opinion poll and adjudged free, fair
and decisive by international election observers,
and our own Namfrel.

That said, let me tell you how I personally
feel. I recognize that making any such call was a
lapse in judgment. I'm sorry. I also regret taking
so long to speak before you on this matter. I take
full responsibility for my actions and to you and
to all those good citizens who may have had their
faith shaken by these events. I want to assure you
that I have redoubled my efforts to serve the
nation and earn your trust.

Nagagambala ako. Maliwanag na may kakulangan
sa wastong pagpapasya ang nangyaring pagtawag sa
telepono. Pinagsisisihan ko ito nang lubos.
Pinan services with our new revenues; and an expansion
of our successful anticorruption and lifestyle checks.
That is why I want to close this chapter and
move on with the business of governing.

I ask each and every one of you to join hands
with me in a show of unity, to help forge One
Philippines, where everyone is equal under the
law, and where everyone has the opportunity to use
their God-given talents to make a better life.

Our nation is strong and getting stronger. The
progress is steady and I ask you to walk with me
on this journey to rebuild our great nation. I
remain your humble servant and promise you that I
will fulfill my constitutional oath of office to
serve the people

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Friday, July 15, 2005 6:19:00 PM ×

helo pu.. i was conducting a case study about "the gloria gate's scandal" i found your blog while im searching at yahoo.. btw, my esphayka 17 yo... i wud like to ask what's your opinion regarding this issue? thank you for your time.. hoping for your fast reply.. :)

Thursday, July 21, 2005 10:03:00 PM ×

Thanks for the info and i really appreciate about it.Iam having a documentary thingy in the gloria gate.