Category: Commentary

Macapagal-Arroyo’s own political allies who have asked her to resign the presidency now pit themselves against the clamor for a people’s transitional governing council. Not that their call for resignation is a retrogressive move; it’s simply that they loathe the day the aroused masses may suddenly take the reins of government. By Bobby Tuazon Bulatlat…

Posted by Bulatlat As calls mount for President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s resignation, PATRIOTS enjoins all Filipinos to unite for meaningful alternatives to her government. We join the people’s clamor for GMA to step down for she has totally lost the moral and legal authority to effectively govern. In a post-GMA situation either through constitutional succession or…

President also committed four impeachable offenses, lawyer says. The contents of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s taped conversation with an election official – widely believed to be Election Commissioner Virgilio Garcillano – could get her as much as 23 ½ years in jail. BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat Bulatlat.com The contents of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s taped conversation…

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s June 27 televised admission that it was her voice that is in the controversial taped conversations widely believed to be dealing with rigging the 2004 presidential election has, as the oft-repeated phrase goes, raised more questions than answers. As such, it has aggravated rather than solved the present presidential crisis. BY ALEXANDER…

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…