Category: Politics & Governance

By Eric Margolis The Toronto Sun 12 September 2004 Three years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, America’s politicians and media continue to gravely deceive the public about the so-called war on terrorism. Now the definitive book on terrorism has appeared that should be mandatory reading for every thinking person. It’s called Imperial Hubris: Why…

Just how widespread was fraud and violence in the recently held national and local elections? Data gathered by the Patriots revealed the credibility of the elections is now questionable and that the proclamation of supposed winning presidential and vice presidential candidates, if and when it happens, would not reflect the people’s mandate. By Alexander Martin…

A Filipino migrant in the U.S. castigates Philippine media for “forgetting to mention historical events that led to the fall of Faustino Dy Jr. from power.” By Arturo P. Garcia Bulatlat.com After the much-delayed proclamation of the new Isabela governor Ma. Gracia Cielo “Bombo Grace” Padaca, the Philippine press harped and hyped about another classic…

The regional director of the Commission on Elections in the Cordillera Administrative Region (Comelec-CAR), according to sources, allegedly distributed money to some local Comelec officials in the region to ensure that election results would favor Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s presidential bid. By Arthur L. Allad-iw Northern Dispatch Bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY – NORDIS sources allege that the regional…

When Congress reopens late July, Bayan Muna and two other progressive party-list groups will spearhead the repeal of the oil deregulation law and a review of the country’s commitments to the GATT-WTO. Another party, Suara Bangsamoro, is set to file charges against poll officials in Mindanao for fraud and other election irregularities. By AUBREY SC…

A fact-finding mission initiated by evangelist and presidential candidate Eddie Villanueva’s Bangon Pilipinas Movement has yielded a number of documents showing proof of vote-padding in some municipalities. The documents, which will be part of the evidence being collated by the poll watchdog group Patriots – combined with earlier reports of vote-padding from a progressive party-list…

The conduct of the May 10 elections in Eastern Visayas is no different from the rest of the country. The report by an election watchdog set up by people’s organizations showed rampant fraud, violence and irregularities. By MAUREEN JAPZON Bulatlat.com TACLOBAN CITY – Contrary to the declaration of the Commission on Elections, Philippine National Police…

A few days after the issuance of the Oslo Joint Statement by the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), following the conclusion last Feb. 14 of the recent round of formal talks between the two parties, Bulatlat.com’s Alexander Martin Remollino (AMR) interviewed NDFP chief…

Militants who helped sweep Joseph Estrada out of power and install Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo into the presidency marched toward Edsa Shrine to mark the third anniversary of People Power 2 Jan. 20. Blocked by contingents of police, they rallied in front of Camp Aguinaldo to decry the growing fascism and militarization under the present administration. By…