Category: Commentary

The call for a snap election is a sure sign of desperation, not among the opposition but among Mrs. Arroyo’s own allies, many of whom are beginning to realize how incorrigibly focused she is on staying in power, even if it be to the entire nation’s detriment. By the Center for People Empowerment in Governance…

The call for a snap election is a sure sign of desperation, not among the opposition but among Mrs. Arroyo’s own allies, many of whom are beginning to realize how incorrigibly focused she is on staying in power, even if it be to the entire nation’s detriment. By the Center for People Empowerment in Governance…

Repression invites more resistance than fear, and usually succeeds in achieving the exact opposite of its intention to intimidate. By the Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CENPEG) The Arroyo regime is focused on survival, but is instead succeeding in strengthening already widespread opposition to it. The reason for this is simple and fundamental: it…

The future of the Arroyo administration is at best uncertain, and at worst exceedingly bleak. CenPEG is a public policy center set up shortly before the May 2004 elections to help promote people empowerment in governance and democratic representation of the marginalized poor in an elitist and patronage-driven electoral and political system. By the Center…

For unilaterally suspending safety and immunity guarantees “The JASIG is not a safe-conduct privilege granted by the Arroyo government but a formal agreement between the two parties and cannot be suspended by one party without informing its counterpart and should only take effect after 30 days when the formal notice is recognized.” BY BULATLAT Embattled…

Recent moves to derail and sabotage the impeachment proceedings would only hasten the process of settling the issue of her administration’s legitimacy via the extra-constitutional means. These underhanded maneuverings can be easily seen as not only an infringement on the impeachment process but also an obstruction of justice. By Bobby Tuazon Bulatlat.com At the rate…

As a politician, Raul S. Roco, 63, has had his share of controversies in the past as he supported anti-people measures like the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the Revised Basic Education Curriculum (RBEC). But at his wake in Naga City (449 kilometers from Manila) in the Bicol region, he was hailed…