Tags: Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The dispensation of ‘justice’, or rather injustices, is so blatant in the Philippines that one could not help but ask: For how long would we allow these to happen? Let us take the case of three persons. On one side are former president and current Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and…

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Did we get that right? Was Benigno Aquino III blaming the Arroyo regime for the 15% drop in his September approval ratings? Mr. Aquino blames his predecessor’s administration for the corruption that has metastasized in the public sector, the poverty that afflicts millions of Filipinos, and the…

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA –The unprecedented impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona came as no surprise to some progressive peoples’ organizations. Citing how the Aquino government has used “all its powers to achieve this end” – railroading for example the approval in Congress of the impeachment complaint and deploying the Anti-Money Laundering Council to…

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com Chief Justice Renato Corona finally took the witness stand after he was urged, pressured, and challenged for weeks. He is practically the only defense witness whose testimony has been declared as material to the impeachment proceedings. Senate Pres. Juan Ponce Enrile ruled that the testimonies of the other witnesses presented by…

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – “Former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo should be jailed not just for plunder but also for treason.” This was the statement of Terry Ridon, spokesperson and general counsel of Kabataan Partylist, as he blamed the past administration— and dared the current Aquino government— to revise the downgrading of the Scarborough Shoal…

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com “Just as ecologists define ecosystems by the presence of certain ‘indicator species’ of plants and birds, torture is an indicator species of a regime that it is engaged in a deeply anti-democratic project, even if that regime happens to have come to power through elections.” – Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine…