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Susunod! Arroyo may be allowed to post bail

Here is statement I issued for Anakbayan re possibility of Arroyo posting bail: We in Anakbayan are dismayed with recent news indicating that former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo may be allowed to post bail and escape detention. This, after co-accused and former COMELEC chair Benjamin Abalos was

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Dear Senator Drilon, Congressman Tupas and the rest of the 189: Please sign the waivers

The 188 congressmen and Senator Franklin Drilon should take up the challenge of Chief Justice Corona to sign the waivers authorizing various entities to disclose to the public their bank accounts and financial records.

corona_day_40_impeachment_trialIn his testimony in the Senate Impeachment Court, Corona signed a waiver allowing banks, government offices and institutions to release to the public his accounts, assets and financial records under the condition that the 188 congressmen who signed the fast-tracked impeachment complaint against him and administration Senator Franklin Drilon sign the waiver as well.

Moment of truth

“I am humbly asking all 188 complainants from the House of Representatives, led by the congressmen in the prosecution panel, and Senator Franklin Drilon, to join me in a moment of truth,” Corona said, easily toppling Lady Gaga’s “I am not a creature of your government”

quote as political soundbite of the week.

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The path to justice

The campaign to oust Chief Justice Corona is understandably part of the quest to hold the Arroyo administration and its minions accountable to its crimes against the people. Corona has been blocking attempts to hold Arroyo responsible and has been providing legal maneuver for the

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Protests set as Senate railroads passage of 2012 budget

Organizations under Kilos Na Laban sa Budget Cuts alliance condemned the Senate’s passage of the 2012 national budget and called for nationwide protests against the “twisted (baluktot)” and “anti-people” budget of the Aquino government. Groups said Aquino allies in the Senate has “railroaded” the budget,

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Aquino gov’t and minions suffering from ‘liarrhea’

As expected, Malacanang and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) issue lies and cover-up in response to nationwide strikes and protests against meager spending for state universities and colleges (SUCs), education and social services were increased. It seems the Aquino gov’t and its spokespersons

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Taking us for a ride

It is unfortunate that instead of seizing on the opportunity to really address the problem of oil price hikes and overpricing, President Noynoy Aquino chose to hold a a malicious media spin to try to stop the transport strike, put strike leader PISTON in a

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Noynoy, a year after

Among other things, he promised that under his government, the corrupt Arroyo administration will be held accountable. He promised a government that will no longer be “manhid (insensitive)” to the needs of the people and that the people will be “boss.” He boasted of a government which will tread the “tuwid na daan (straight path)” and that because of all this, “pwede na ulit mangarap (we can dream again)”.

Have things changed? Things have remained pretty much the same: the Arroyos are still in government, tuwid na daan has led to nowhere, but has brought KKK (Kaklase, Kabarilan, Kakampi) to power; and for the majority of the people who are as poor as ever, things have gone from bad to worse.

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Gov’t must take steps to stop skyrocketing oil prices

Since the start of the year, oil pump prices have increased 11 times; diesel for a total of P8.10 per liter, P6.10 per liter for gasoline, and P7.50 per liter for kerosene. Prices of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) have also increased three times since March

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Inconvenient truth: Aquino may not be serious in going after GMA

Up to now, more than 6 months after being sworn into office, the Noynoy Aquino government still has not filed a single case against former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Recently, the Aquino government has announced that it is drafting another EO to revive the Truth