Category: Politics & Governance

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…

While campaigning for the ouster of their president Winston Garcia, employees of the Government Service Insurance System take a step higher by calling for the ouster of the one who appointed him – President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. BY DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat.com Beaming with pride after the Court of Appeals (CA) decided June 16 that their four-day…

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…

For allegedly stealing the 2004 elections, the 14th President of the Philippines faces mounting calls for her resignation. An increasing number of groups and individuals believe there is only one penalty for Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s crime of electoral fraud – her ouster. BY DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat.com President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s credibility has been recently blemished by the…

Before the coffin bearing the remains of Tarlac City Councilor Abel Ladera, the ninth Hacienda Luisita martyr, was buried, it was opened for his family and barriomates one last time. It took however almost an hour before the people could finish their goodbye: young ones took pictures of him with their cellular phones; the older ones patted the coffin, with whispers of “Salamat po, salamat po” (thank you, thank you) while a woman asked with a break in her voice, “Bakit ka nila pinatay, wala na kaming kasama.” (Why did they kill you, we no longer have someone to help us.)

From his humble beginnings as a sugar worker, City Councilor Abelardo R. Ladera emerged as one of the few successful local political figures who openly stood against the Cojuangco-Aquino dynasty in Tarlac. Ladera was gunned down at high noon of March 3 making him Tarlac’s first local official assassinated in the post-dictator era.

Corruption benefits the political and economic elites as it facilitates their sell-out and exploitation of our country’s human and natural resources. The victims of corruption are the Filipino masses. By the Concerned Artists of the Philippines Posted by Bulatlat.com The government pinpoints “culture of corruption” as the one that “breeds the vicious cycles of poverty…