Ticket to Hell

By Flon Faurillo / Bulatlat.com

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo likens charter change as a train that would take the nation to progress, and that those who support get a ticket to Paradise. But given her blueprint for charter change — no elections in 2007, the removal of the few nationalist provisions protecting the economy from the rampages of imperialist globalization, and the drastic watering-down of the provisions safeguarding civil liberties and other human rights — Arroyo’s cha-cha train is definitely not a train bound for Paradise but a one-way ticket to Hell.

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