Day: December 9, 2006

It’s the storm of protests against ASEAN and Con-Ass and not Typhoon Seniang that led to the postponement of the summit, cause-oriented groups in Cebu say. By Emily Vital Bulatlat CEBU CITY – Organizers of counter-ASEAN conferences here believe that the real reason behind the postponement of the regional association’s summit of leaders is not…

Congress should not waste time locked up on the contentious proposal for a Con-Ass as there are more pressing issues that should be addressed, an activist congressman says. By Bulatlat Rep. Crispin Beltran of Anakpawis (toiling masses) party-list called Dec. 9 the postponement of the convening of the controversial Constituent Assembly “a victory for the…

NI REY TAMAYO, JR. Inilathala ng Bulatlat.com Mutyang Pilipinas ang ating tahanan, Dumaan sa hapis, pagluha at lumbay; Sa maraming taon alipin ng panglaw Pag-asa’y giniba nitong agam-agam. Ang umid na tinig nitong ating bayan, Sa nasang pagsigaw ng katotohanan; Tanging mga luha dahang lumilitaw Na umindang pilit hapo na at pagal. Kelan malalagot ang…

BY CHERYL DAYTEC-YAÑGOT Posted by Bulatlat.com We were born rich in an abundant land. Then they saw us and all of a sudden We were invisible. They did not see us When they came to vandalize the burial grounds of our ancestors to herald the fabrication of counterfeit lakes and rivers with strong flux to…

‘Constituent assembly without the Senate is usurpation of authority’ The constitutional amendments being pushed by the administration camp at the House of Representatives will make impeachment impossible, the spokesperson of a broad-based group of lawyers, paralegals, and law students says. He also said convening Congress into a constituent assembly to amend or revise the Constitution…

The political crisis now cannot be solved by the shift to a parliamentary system with Macapagal-Arroyo and her allies imposing themselves upon the Filipino people. The Filipino people need less of them, not more. BY BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat Against all odds, the Macapagal-Arroyo administration and its allies in the House of Representatives are ramming through…