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“This run down MRT is like Noynoy Aquino’s rotten administration, which should’ve long been replaced — useless, unreliable, and a danger to people’s lives.”Read More
CenPEG noted that President Aquino’s biggest backers saw their wealth increase three to four times as large as when his presidency started.Read More
“We charge Aquino with culpable violation of the constitution, betrayal of public trust, and graft & corruption. DAP was used by Aquino to pursue his personal interest, and the best example would be the bribery of senators and congressmen, and compensation of his clan in Hacienda Luisita.” – Vencer Crisostomo, AnakbayanRead More
“Not only did President Aquino violate the constitution in having implemented DAP, he is now betraying public trust in loudly and publicly rejecting the ruling on DAP.” – ACT Teachers’ Party Rep. Antonio TinioRead More
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA –Members of the progressive groups have formally filed charges against the Philippine National Police (PNP) officials and members of the anti-riot contingent before the Office of the Ombudsman last August 6, Monday. The groups were violently dispersed last July 23 during President Benigno S. Aquino III’s state of the nation address that resulted to more than 80 people injured, including Bishop Solito Toquero of the Ecumenical Bishop’s Forum. The groups were assisted by human rights lawyers’ group National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL)…Read More
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com The reactions to President Benigno Aquino III’s third state of the nation address are very varied. Of course, the Aquino government and its allies from the Liberal and Nacionalista parties are expected to praise it to high heavens. But other political figures did so as well. Former president Joseph Estrada called it the best state of the nation address ever and son Sen. Jinggoy Estrada rated it at 9.9 percent. Well, the United Nationalist Alliance – the coalition of the PDP-Laban of Senator Aquilino Pimentel, Vice-president…Read More
By ANNE MARXE D. UMIL and RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Members of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan)-National Capital Region demanded the immediate release of a protester arrested during President Aquino’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) last Monday. Protesters picketed Camp Karingal, headquarters of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) July 25, to condemn the continuing detention of Arturo Capellan Jr., 20, a member of Anakbayan chapter in Marikina. According to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (CIDU) of the QCPD, Capellan, along with some leaders who organized…Read More
By MARYA SALAMAT
Aquino’s 90-minute speech, said to be one of the longest SONAs in recent memory, highlighted achievements that progressive groups shot down either as just a deception, a half-truth at best, or simply meaningless.
By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star “Where’s the vision?” “Where’s the road map?” These have been the common reactions to P-Noy’s second state of the nation address last Monday. The tones have ranged from disappointment on the part of those supportive of his government, to skepticism and cynicism on the part of those critical of its performance. Indeed, questions on several issues raised during P-Noy’s first year in office were left unanswered — about his economic development plan, rising prices, unemployment and wages, agrarian reform,…Read More
By RONALYN V. OLEA
Theodore Te, lawyer and an advocate of freedom of information, noted that in the Aquino administration’s version of the Freedom of Information bill exceptions are longer than the list of information subject to mandatory disclosure.
Sidebar: Access to information more difficult under Aquino