Press Release Progressive environmental group Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment voiced out worry over a number of mining projects that are being negotiated and given the go signal to operate on the remaining days of President Arroyo in office. The midnight deals cited by the groups are the Canadian nickel miner MBMI Resources Inc.…
Bayan: P10-M budget to showcase Arroyo ‘achievements’ a waste of funds
News Release June 9, 2010 The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) today said the P10-million budget allocation for the government’s celebration of Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s nine-year legacy as president will only amount to a big waste of public funds. To serve as the program’s highlight is a parade of 10 floats representing the supposed…
Benjie Oliveros | Justice Should be the First Order of Business of the Next Administration
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com It is now only less than a month before Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo leaves Malacañang and the Filipino people could not wait to get it over with. Despite the flak that the Commission on Elections and Smartmatic are getting for bungling the automated elections, and even if the old problems of vote-buying –…
Kabataan’s Priority in Congress: Blocking Arroyo’s Move to Become Speaker, Pushing for Higher Education Budget
By PAULINE GIDGET ESTELLA Bulatlat.com For Kabataan Partylist (Kabataan), the first important thing to do when the 15th Congress opens in July is to derail President Gloria Arroyo’s bid for the House speakership. Kabataan, which currently represents the youth sector through Rep. Raymond Palatino, has already garnered more than 396,000 votes in the 2010 elections,…
Salungguhit: Not So Fast!
Not So Fast!
Progressives on Warpath Vs Partylist Groups Allied with Arroyos
By RONALYN OLEA and MARYA SALAMAT
It is not enough for the candidate to claim representation of the marginalized because representation is easy to claim and to feign, Satur Ocampo and Liza Maza said in the petition they filed against Mikey Arroyo’s so-called partylist group. The partylist organization or party must factually and truly represent the marginalized and underrepresented constituencies mentioned in the Constitution, they said.
SC Decision Allowing ‘Arroyo Court’ a Danger to the Public, Say Critics
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“In her desire to appoint a new chief justice, President Arroyo will be transgressing several laws and the Constitution and will also be breaking a long tradition already in place in our judicial system, and will also be encroaching upon the powers and the independence of the Judiciary,” the NUPL said.
Arroyo’s UMID: A National ID System in Disguise?
By MARYA SALAMAT
Critics of the new ID system say “this multimillion project will be another campaign kitty for the Arroyo administration and also an avenue to skirt the unconstitutionality of the National ID System which was already rejected by the Supreme Court during the Ramos regime.”