Friday, July 08, 2005

VMLP affirms support to GMA

The Vice Mayors League of the Philippines (VMLP) Pangasinan Chapter has affirmed its continued support and respect to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as duly elected President of the country.

In a resolution, the Pangasinan vice mayors also endorsed the resolution of the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP), which condemned “in the strongest possible terms” all forms of extra-constitutional and extra-legal moves to effect changes in government.

ULAP, the umbrella organization of all local government leagues in the country, also called on all sectors of society for sobriety and maintain full confidence in the country’s democratic institutions and all duly constituted authorities.

Vice Mayor Alvin Fernandez, VMLP Pangasinan Chapter president and national executive vice president, said that his group favorably endorsed the ULAP resolution because it is one of the effective measures to prevent any untoward move to destabilize the existing legitimate government, “not to mention strengthening the people’s faith in the rule of the law and the constitutional process.”

“It is really unfortunate that some negative forces are spreading intrigues and disinformation regarding the legitimacy of the present administration,” Fernandez said.

“It is very clear that there are some forces that are apparently planning to stage a power grab against the highest office of the land, which is not in conformity with the highest law of the land thereby undermining the sovereign will of the Filipino People,” he added.

The Pangasinan vice mayors also called on foreign and local investors to keep calm and support the economy by keeping the prices of commodities stable.

“The buying public became more conscious and worried of the economic instability due to various plots by unwanted members of the destabilizing groups,” the VMLP resolution said.

Earlier, the Sangguniang Panlungsod here, where Fernandez is presiding officer, also passed a resolution affirming its continued support and loyalty to President Arroyo.

The SP also endorsed the ULAP resolution.

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