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BY Angelica Campo NORTHERN DISPATCH Posted by Bulatlat Bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY – Two days after President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo admitted that it was her voice in the wiretapped phone conversations, around 400 persons from Metro Baguio gathered for a mini concert initiated by youth groups at Malcolm Square, here last June 30. The concert was their…

Administration congressmen finally agreed June 30 to play the CD containing the wiretapped conversations between the President and a top election official suggesting electoral fraud last year. More and more legislators believe Macapagal-Arroyo will be judged not in Congress but in the streets. BY DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat.com The protracted debate over whether to play the…

Any scenario that would preserve the present political institutions which have proven to be rotten and already past their age – or something that will put up a military junta – will only precipitate a more radical transformation. And the new political struggle may usher in a revolutionary situation. By Bobby Tuazon Bulatlat.com The next…

By Bobby Tuazon Bulatlat.com Bulatlat last week held an email interview with Prof. Jose Maria Sison as a political analyst and inspirational leader of the national democratic movement in the country with regards the current political crisis. Sison, who is on forced exile in The Netherlands, is also the current chief political consultant of the…

A national conference on mining held recently concluded that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo serves as an instrument of corruption and plunder by foreign mining corporations and declared her ouster as an urgent agenda. BY FELICISIMO H. MANALANSAN, JR. Bulatlat.com For participants to the Second People’s Mining Conference, realizing the ouster of the Macapagal-Arroyo government is not…

The following is a chronology of events on the allegedly wiretapped conversations between President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and former Election Commissioner Virgilio Garcillano. The author presented this at the forum titled “Gloriagate Tapes: What the Public Should Know” last June 24 at the University of the Philippines Faculty Center. By DANILO ARAÑA ARAO Bulatlat.com June 6:…

On the taped conversations, the legitimacy of the GMA presidency, and the validity of the laws signed by GMA The controversy generated by the surfacing of CDs containing taped conversations allegedly between President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and former Election Commissioner Virgilio Garcillano has provoked a debate on whether the presidency of Malacañang’s current occupant is legitimate…

By ELMER A. ORDOÑEZ Bulatlat.com Francisco Nemenzo Jr., former president of the University of the Philippines, has said at a Diliman forum that the alternative to the present administration—facing a crisis of confidence—is a revolutionary government. Francisco Nemenzo Jr., former president of the University of the Philippines, has said at a Diliman forum that the…