Day: July 16, 2005

Posted by Bulatlat Bulatlat.com To: Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo We are poets and other writers who fully agree with National Artist Napoleon Abueva’s recent declaration calling on President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to resign from her post. Her fraudulent victory in the May 2004 election – together with her record of economic and political maladministration, subservience to…

Ni Bienvenido Lumbera* Posted by Bulatlat Bulatlat.com NABOSESAN Isang araw, tumawag si Mam Helow Garci Helow Garci At dalawang boses ang lumutang-lutang Sa polusyon alingasaw Ng papawirin sa Kamaynilaan. Boses ni Garci, boses ni Mam. Helow Garci Helow Garci Dalawang boses nagkaintindihan, Boses ng bayaran, boses ng mastermind, Pinagbuhol ng tungkulin at kapangyarihan. Kasong electoral…

By Jasper Almirante/ Bulatlat Bulatlat.com As mass protests against the “illegimate” presidency of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo heat up, many of her erstwhile political allies have begun to abandon ship – among them former Presidents Corazon Aquino and Fidel Ramos. Aquino has called on Macapagal-Arroyo to step down from her post to avert an “extra-constitutional” political transition,…

Mammoth rally set on July 13 The calls of various sectors and classes for President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to resign have widened the rift between the ruling elite and have hastened her impending ouster. But militant groups say these will never be enough to kick out the President from Malacañang without the people’s concerted action. BY…

OFWs press for Arroyo’s ouster Two major migrant workers groups launch “No Resign, No Remit” campaign to press for the ouster of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. BY AUBREY SC MAKILAN Bulatlat Bulatlat.com “No Resign, No Remit.” Migrante International and Migrante Sectoral Party (MSP) jointly issued this statement as their members met July 5 to launch Outrage,…

Violence against progresive party-list groups continues as the number of their members and supporters killed this year has reached 56 since April 2001. The latest victim was no less than the vice mayor of a town in Pangasinan, 200 kms north of Manila. BY JHONG DELA CRUZ Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat Bulatlat.com MAPANDAN, Pangasinan…

The most recent calls by the country’s business elites for President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to step down only underscore her far-reaching failures as an economist. Coming on top of mounting popular unrest because of the people’s worsening condition over the last 4½ years, they herald a looming financial meltdown if Ms. Arroyo does not resign. BY…