Tags: Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

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…

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL MANILA – As the Senate sitting as an impeachment court takes a break for the Lenten season, groups under Gloria Panagutin! Movement renewed its appeal to the public to remain vigilant. March 22 Thursday will be the last day of the impeachment hearings. The Senate will resume sessions on May…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The student is no different from the teacher. This was the stand of the BagongAlyansangMakabayan (BAYAN) on the exchange of insults between Malacañang and the camp of former president and now under hospital-arrest Pampanga representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Macapagal-Arroyo through her supporters, recently released a supposed study on…

By Bulatlat.com MANILA — Former Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Virgilio “Garci” Garcillano who was implicated in the 2004 electoral fraud, was charged with perjury and falsification of public documents. Bayan Muna Reps. Neri Colmenares and Teddy Casiño filed the complaint before the Ombudsman, January 11. The charges were in connection to Garcillano’s statements at…