President Gloria Arroyo will not run for Congress in 2010 and there will be no convening of a Constituent Assembly at the inaugural session of the Fourteenth Congress, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said on Sunday. President Arroyo has kept silent on her political plans for 2010 amid speculations that she would run for Congress in the Second District of Pampanga, her home province. Her eldest son, Rep. Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo, represents the district in Congress.
Enrile said during an interview over radio station dzRH that he understood why the President had kept mum on what she intended to do.
“Anybody who understands the dynamics of leadership knows that the moment she declares she would be out of politics after 2010, she will immediately be a lame duck president,” he added.