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Vol. VII, No. 12      April 29- May 5, 2007      Quezon City, Philippines

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SALUNGGUHIT

By Flon Faurillo / Bulatlat

Desperate and Brazen

Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez has recently courted flak for offering P10, 000 each to barangay (village) officials who will be able to get a 12-0 win for Team Unity in his native Iloilo. In so doing, he is taking after a Team Unity senatorial candidate and an administration congressional candidate who both gave away money to voters in some of their recent campaign sorties. Vote-buying is ordinarily something that is done under cover: this is one of those rare instances in history that voters are being bribed in broad daylight. Is the Arroyo administration so desperate for votes as to be this brazen in buying off voters?

Salungguhit literally means to underline; figuratively, to underscore or highlight.

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Previous Salungguhit

7-11 Thumbs Up for the Impostors

7-10 Military and Comelec as 'Administration Weapons'

7-8 State of Wretchedness

7-6 Impending Breakdown

7-5 Ill Foreboding

7-4 Everyone's Fair Game, Twice Over

7-2 Far from Dead

7-1 Absolving the Principal

6-51 Hand of Steel

6-49 Disunity and Paucity

6-46 Duplicity

6-45 Representatives of Whom?

6-44 Custodial Tug-of-War

6-43 Nicole's Fight is the Nation's Battle

6-42 The Real Mass Graves

6-40 Derailed

6-39 Who's to Blame?

6-37 No Cause for Joy

6-36 Big Gun

6-35 Robbery?

6-34 Deal?

6-32 Ghost of the Marcos Era

6-31 What Independence

6-30 Cleaning Up

6-29 Absurd Proportions

6-28 Paranoia

6-27 Denying Culpability

6-26 Super Illusion

6-25 High Price for Survival

6-24 At the Cliff's Edge

6-23 Deal or No Deal

6-22 What Price 'Friendship'?

6-21 Again Technicalities?

6-20 Entrenched

6-19 Only on Paper

6-18 Eighteen Arid Years

6-17 Neglect of the Future

6-16 Denying the Obvious

6-15 Who Kills Who?

6-12 Workers' Burden

6-11 Death Sentence

6-10 Ticket to Hell

6-9 She Could Almost Taste It

6-8 Attack Dog

6-7 Monkey Justice

6-6 Paper Lifting

6-5 Net

6-3 At the Sidelines

6-2 Network War Casualties

6-1 Damnation Notwithstanding

5-50 Waiting to Strike

5-34 Public Health on the Brink of Death

5-33 Shadow of the Past

5-30 Full Circle

5-29 Impeachment Obstacles

5-28 Belt-Tightening

5-27 Another Storm

5-26 Burying the Stench

5-25 Diversionary

5-24 They're Not Buying It

5-23 Uncle Sam's Dilemma

5-22 Against People Power

5-21 Crocodile Tears?

5-20 Unintimidating

5-19 A Plague unto Itself

5-18 17 Years Old and Getting Worse

5-17 School Opening Blues

5-16 Rightful Owners

5-14 Marcos Times?

5-13 The Real Target

5-12 Behind Our Backs

5-11 Priests Are being Killed, 'Long Live the Pope'

5-10 Sole Recourse

5-9 Open Targets

5-8 Crossroads

5-7 Crucifying the People

5-6 Targeting the Media

5-5 Half the Sky, Double the Burden

5-4 War Against Self-Determination

5-3 Pushing Them Out of Their Land

5-2 Against the Victims

5-1 Muzzling the Media

4-52 - Wage War

4-51 - Triple Whammy

4-50 - On Edsa II's Fourth Anniversary

 

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