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Impeaching GMA is a moral imperative

Lest I forget, I included my name in the Cadapan-Empeño impeachment complaint against President Arroyo filed on on July 26 before House secretary-general Roberto Nazareno. Cadapan and Empeño are the surnames of the two missing students of the University of the Philippines allegedly abducted by elements of the Philippine Army under the command of the […]

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The killings continue under Arroyo

Ernesto Ladeca, member of Bayan Muna in Misamis Oriental, was shot dead the other day in front of his home by motorcycle-riding assassins suspected to be elements of the Philippine Army. The killing no longer surprised the public, no small thanks to President Arroyo’s public display of admiration for General Jovito Palparan who started such […]

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TXTPower nears 5th birthday

In two months, TXTPower will turn five years old. Looking back and forward, there are more battles to fight and win. TXTPower started as a consumer advocacy group in 2001 when it stood up against the then-planned reduction of free text allocations. With the support of texters nationwide, TXTPower spread a texters’ manifesto, campaigned for […]

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Filipino Social Democrats lying to the world about themselves and their attacks on Bayan Muna, Anakpawis and Gabriela

The Partido Demokratiko Sosyalista ng Pilipinas (PDSP, Filipino Social Democratic Party) should be honest in its public declarations. It should always predicate in its statement the fact that it is a junior partner in the Arroyo government and that its party president, Norberto Gonzales, is the government’s current National Security Adviser. The PDSP, PDSP founding […]

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Ang kapal ng mukha!

This could perhaps be the most popular phrase being used nowadays in reaction to the consecutive statements coming from a certain Mrs. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and an entity that describes itself as the Arroyo government. Faced with an oil crisis that could further raise oil prices to levels unseen in our entire history, Mrs Arroyo […]

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Introducing the Batasan 6 as bloggers

The Batasan 6 — the six partylist Members of Congress being subjected to political repression by the Arroyo government for their activism and consistent criticism of President Arroyo’s acts of stealing, cheating, lying and suppressing the people — have set up a team blog. In a public announcement, the activist solons said that they will […]

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The people reclaim Mendiola

In a daring move that stunned Manila’s rabidly pro-Arroyo anti-riot policemen, marchers belonging to the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) and the People’s Movement Against Arroyo’s Charter Change (People’s March) marched to Mendiola Bridge, effectively breaking the long ban on the staging of protest actions in that hallowed ground. I say “hallowed” because Mendiola had long […]

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GMA’s ultra-rightwing coup

Malacañang may lie 24 hours a day about it but the usurper named Gloria Macapagal Arroyo waged a ultra-rightwing coup on Feb. 24. GMA’s isolation from jaor political and social forces have gone from bad to worse even prior to Feb. 24. Already, the broad united front seeking her ouster included a cross-section of the […]

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How Filipinos and GMA marked 20th year of People Power

In a clearly desperate strategy to stop attempts of disgruntled soldiers and policemen to join the broad nationwide movement seeking her ouster, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo today put the country under a “state of national emergency” and launched barefaced fascist attacks on Filipinos’ rights and freedoms. From the wee hours of the morning, Arroyo was in […]

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Abolish the VFACom and then terminate the VFA

Now that the Arroyo government has abolished the VFACom led by the arrogant prick Zosimo Paredes, it should take the next logical step: terminate the onerous Visiting Forces Agreement. The events following the rape of a Filipina in Subic has shown the untenability of having such an unfair agreement tying our hands and preventing the […]

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GMA fears coming People Power

Contrary to consistently murky propaganda flying out of Malacañang, many people wish a huge storm would finally sweep Gloria Macapagal Arroyo from the office she has usurped since the 2004 elections. Consequently, the public hopes the storm would bring a rebirth and an opportunity for forces of progress to bring the most urgent aspirations of […]

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My computer: Free at last

Over the past few days, I’ve successfully migrated from the conventional proprietary operating system to the refreshing Ubuntu Linux OS. I took the plunge soon after receiving the latest batch of Ubuntu Linux CDs I requested and which got for free. Ubuntu Linux is refreshing as it gives a complete break from the monotony of […]

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