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Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo


Friday, March 13th, 2015

Human rights groups to UN: Arroyo repackaging herself as ‘pitiful victim’

“It is the height of irony that Ms. Arroyo is now complaining over 'violations' of her civil and political rights, when she enjoys the most special treatment of detained persons under the Aquino administration.”

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Amal Clooney earns ire of Filipino lawyers, netizens over reported UN bid to free Arroyo

“We ask Atty. Clooney to visit the Philippines and see for herself the plight of nameless poor who are victims of injustice and human rights violations."

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

KMU criticizes Akbayan for supporting grant of bail for Arroyo

KMU warned that Akbayan seems to be helping out in the “slow but sure return of open cordial relations between former allies Arroyo and Aquino.”

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

The myth of the principle of equality before the law

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...

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

Message to Aquino

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...

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Progressive groups protest Arroyo release, blame Aquino for filing weak case

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL “It was so easy for the Aquino administration...

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Is Aquino giving Macagapal-Arroyo easy way out? – progressive groups ask

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Is the Aquino government giving former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo the easy way out? This seems to be the case say lawmakers as the Office of the Ombudsman has yet to act...

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

With Corona adjudged guilty, groups bat for govt transparency, Luisita distribution

By MARYA SALAMAT 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” –...

Friday, May 25th, 2012

The impending conclusion to the impeachment process

By BENJIE OLIVEROS 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...

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Philippine govt compromises own Scarborough claim

By MARYA SALAMAT 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...

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Torture, an anathema to democracy

By BENJIE OLIVEROS “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,...

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