To GMA’s (dis)credit

Fitch and S&P are threatening to downgrade their ratings on Philippine debt papers purportedly due to political uncertainties and the failed implementation of the expanded VAT. In so many words, the two rating agencies of this debt-ridden world are saying that Mrs. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has lost their confidence. True-blue seguristas, Fitch and S&P are […]

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Bishops’ move

Archbishop Oscar Cruz and Bishops Deogracias Iñiguez, Antonio Tobias and Julio Labayen, would surely dissociate themselves with the pro-GMA statement of the Catholic Bishops Conference, and would rather minister to the growing movement to oust GMA. The weak, ineffectual statement was welcomed only by the weak, ineffectual GMA. The CBCP missed the point of the […]

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Calm before the storm

Some said that GMA bought herself some reprieve, perhaps even a second chance, by surviving the catastrophic events of Friday. Not really, because her political coffin has already been readied by a growing number of people and political forces who have since demanded her resignation. Right now, these forces are leaving it to her to […]

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New seal of the Philippine presidency

This is the new symbol or seal of the Philippine presidency. But a small correction. In the case of GMA, the title around the seal should read this way: Sagisag ng Pekeng Pangulo ng Pilipinas. Protest visual comes from the creative women of Gabriela. Photo courtesy of Arkibong Bayan

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The end for GMA is near but…

Today’s chorus was spectacular: Former President Cory Aquino, the Makati Business Club, the Liberal Party and ten members of the Cabinet have joined the growing movement for Mrs. Arroyo’s resignation. Across the capital, rallies erupted in Welcome Rotunda, Ayala Avenue and elsewhere in order to celebrate the growing national consensus for a GMA-free presidency. The […]

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Authentic democracy 1

Cory became president in defiance of the Marcos Constitution. She was catapulted to the presidency by a nationwide uprising now dubbed People Power 1 that rendered irrelevant the results of the snap elections. Through that revolt, Filipinos clearly expressed their direct political power as the supreme sovereign in our country. If not for this uprising, […]

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