A friend of mine says that if your administration is so mistrusted, whatever you do will always be treated with more than the usual dose of suspicion. It’s not because of blind hatred, but because you didn’t cultivate and foster the trust of the people in your governance and policies. The same is true for Mikey: no matter how sincere he is in serving the marginalized sector of tricycle drivers and security guards (whose interests should already be represented in Congress on account that they’re workers and taxpayers… yes, I’m giving Mikey the benefit of the doubt), he’ll always be seen otherwise.
My informal, irrelevant, non-scientific poll of security guards and tricycle drivers show that none of them really want Mikey Arroyo to represent them in Congress. In all fairness, though, he’d probably make a good representative for them… if he starts wearing “Good Morning” towels and carries around a nightstick while he monitors attendance in the House of Representatives. At least, that’s a step-up from making movies like “Sablay Ka Na, Pasaway Ka Pa,” “A.B. Normal College,” and starring alongside Roi Vinzon (who ran once for the Baguio City Council) and Lito Lapid (who’s running for Senator) in “Lagarado: Ibabalik Kita sa Pinanggalingan Mo” (fierce).