Opinion & Analysis

The Falsehood Commission

By the Center for People Empowerment in Governance THE ARROYO government, as Archbishop Oscar Cruz so aptly describes it, is without values, morals and principles, and one of the values it least respects is truth. The bribery and harassment of witnesses implicating Mrs. Arroyo and her family in the jueteng pay-offs scandal and in electoral 

Posted 12 years ago by

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 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 years ago by

A Day of Tyranny

Philippine Independence Day Parade in New York City (Statement of the Philippine Forum on the Consulate General and PIDC’s curtailment of our freedom of expression) THE Philippine Independence Day Parade in New York City on June 5 was supposed to be a celebration of our freedom from tyranny and oppression. The Philippine Consulate General of 

Posted 13 years ago by

An Open Letter: Is ConGen Rebong’s $10,000 condo rent justified?

Dear Editor, As a working Filipina who has been residing in New York City for 10 years, Foreign Affairs spokesperson Gilberto Asuque’s senseless remarks in defense of the lavish condo rental allowance extracted monthly from Philippine government funds to house our overseas diplomats reaps nothing short of blood from my ears (“DFA Defends N.Y. Envoy’s 

Posted 13 years ago by

Letter to The Editor: ‘Inappropriately misquoted’

Dear Mr. Garcia: It has been three weeks now since I have spoken to your son, Norman, about an article in your paper written by Miss Marlou Tiro. On that phone conversation last May 22, 2005, I told your son that I had been inappropriately misquoted by the author on my lecture about depression, including 

Posted 13 years ago by

Reply to Dr. Bismonte’s letter

Dear Dr Bismonte, I have read your letter and appreciate your comments. It may be important for you to note that the article was meant to inform the public about your lecture with no intention to dishonor your profession as a Psychiatrist. As a Filipino, it is an honor to learn that there is a 

Posted 13 years ago by

Veneration without Understanding

(Does Rizal deserve to be our national hero?) By Renato Constantino In the histories of many nations, the national revolution represents a peak of achievement to which the minds of man return time and again in reverence and for a renewal of faith in freedom. For the national revolution is invariably the one period in 

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