Community

Issues of Leadership, Credibility

Resignation Statement of 10 Cabinet members (WHAT follows is the full text of a statement by 10 Cabinet members led by Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima on their irrevocable resignation.) WITH deep concern and firm resolve, after a long period of reflection, debate and consultations, we, the undersigned, are hereby submitting our collective irrevocable resignation. As 

Posted 14 years ago by

Cory Aquino’s call for GMA to resign

(The following is the statement of former president Corazon C. Aquino on the present political crisis besetting the presidency of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.) ONCE again, I must involve myself in what I hope and prayed to be spared from, after devoting the best years of my life in the service of our country and at a 

Posted 14 years ago by

Arroyo Regime Is Disintegrating

But Still Has a Few Tricks to Play By Prof. Jose Maria Sison Chief Political Consultant National Democratic Front of the Philippines The Arroyo regime is visibly cracking up and disintegrating under the pressure of the broad united front of opposition political parties, mass organizations, professional organizations, church people, business groups, retired military and police 

Posted 14 years ago by

People Power Constitutional, Lawyer’s group says

The Committee for the Defense of Lawyers (CODAL) said July 9 it finds without legal and constitutional basis the threats by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo against mass actions calling for her to step down. Lawyer Neri Javier Colmenares, CODAL spokesperson, said that “Not only is this assertion supported by the Constitutional recognition that ‘sovereignty resides in 

Posted 14 years ago by

Patriots Call for New Governance That Will Uphold People’s Agenda

As calls mount for President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s resignation, PATRIOTS enjoins all Filipinos to unite for meaningful alternatives to her government. We join the people’s clamor for GMA to step down for she has totally lost the moral and legal authority to effectively govern. In a post-GMA situation either through constitutional succession or transition council, we 

Posted 14 years ago by

The President Must Resign Now

(Statement of the University Council (UC) of the University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman, Quezon City on the political crisis facing the Arroyo administration.) The pursuit of the truth and the quest for a democratic society are integral to the university’s mission in society. In the conduct of its work, the University of the 

Posted 14 years ago by

Resignation is the Best Apology-U.P. Law

WITH a vote of 32-6, including six abstentions, the faculty of the College of Law of the University of the Philippines has decided to issue a collective statement on the issue of Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s taped conversations. The statement, officially released July 4, 2005, received “yes” votes from 16 of the College’s 23 full-time law 

Posted 14 years ago by

NCCP Calls for GMA to Resign

The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) and its 13 million constituents along with thevast majority of the Filipino people call for President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s resignation on the basis of the so-called “Gloria-gate” tapes. Truth and justice must reign. President Arroyo ended her silence by admitting that, indeed, she made the phone call 

Posted 14 years ago by

Top Ten Reasons to Oust A President

By Ninotchka Rosca GABRIELA International Network (GAIN) 1) Demanding a Value-Added Tax law when oil prices are reaching a record $60 per barrel, thus ensuring that people of the Philippines will have to contend with triple digit inflation. Why not nationalize the petrochemical industry, including the Malampaya gas reserves, and impose price controls on everything? 

Posted 14 years ago by

Jeffrey’s inquest, the long wait….

Everyday, Willie Reodica arranges the files that contain all the relevant documents pertaining to Jeffrey’s death. He has arranged it meticulously ranging from the medical findings, the witnesses statements, letters of communication from his lawyers, press releases up to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) findings. He has everything marked, labelled and stamped with appropriate dates. 

Posted 14 years ago by