Senator Kiko Pangilinan called on to all civic leaders and asked for unification for the sake of change. He posted a blog entry on his blog – The Indie last Friday, August 28th, 2009 before all of the changes that have occurred within the last 24 hours.
From my visits to various parts of the country I can sense a brewing political upheaval, a massive outpouring of people in their millions–all geared towards the 2010 elections. People want regime change, and they want it through our electoral process. The urgency of building a national consensus for genuine change cannot be underscored enough.
We urge civic groups such as Kaya Natin!, Ang Kapatiran Party, Movement for Good Governance, Akbayan, Bayan Muna, PAGASA, and Bangon Pilipinas — as well as religious groups such as the Iglesia ni Kristo, the El Shaddai, the CBCP, among others–to come together and unite for the sake of genuine change.
Our country is in a mess. We need to do our share and help free our nation from decades of failed leadership. We are headed towards greater political disasters unless something is done to help change the course of our nation.
Faced with these challenges, do we simply watch and wait? Do we throw our hands up in surrender? Do we just stand idly by? Do we stare at the mess and do nothing? NO! WE FIGHT! We struggle mightily against the old bankrupt order and this is how we will defeat it and help usher in real change for our nation, for our children.
Let us help build a national coalition for change!
He has also hinted that he is ready to give up his vice president candidacy to give way to Mar Roxas, should he decide to run for VP in the coming election in 2010.