Tags: Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

Preventing changes in government through “People Power” uprisings is among the reasons for the proposal to shift to a parliamentary system, in which changing governments will supposedly be institutionalized rather than left to direct people’s action. BY CENTER FOR PEOPLE EMPOWERMENT IN GOVERNANCE Posted by Bulatlat.com Constitutional amendments via a are likely to take place…

The active response of overseas Filipinos to calls for the ouster of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has taken the campaign to a higher level and given it an international dimension. This increases the pressure on the Macapagal-Arroyo administration which is heavily dependent on OFW remittances. BY BULATLAT Bulatlat.com The June 24 mobilization that brought together…

A professor of law at the University of the Philippines said that Justice Secretary Raul Gonzales should investigate the taped conversation allegedly involving President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and an official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec). This, said Marvic Leonen in an interview with Bulatlat, is because Gonzales himself had admitted that there is such a…

Despite stringent government regulations that ban the airing of the supposed wiretapped conversations between President Macapagal-Arroyo and Election Commissioner Virgilio Garcillano, progressive groups are finding more ways to circulate the content of the controversial tapes. All for the sake of truth. By Carl Marc Ramota Bulatlat.com President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s ouster might just be right at…

Wage hike legislation nears 6 years President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo faces a punishment worse than impeachment if she continues to ignore the demand of workers for a legislated wage increase in the minimum daily wage by P125 ($2.26). A party-list legislator argued that she faces the people’s wrath if workers are left with no other choice…

The government will happily announce drastically lower unemployment rates this June. But this is only because it changed the way it counts the country’s jobless, causing them to statistically disappear. BY SANDRA NICOLAS Bulatlat.com The Arroyo administration has a miserable employment record. Despite economic growth that it proudly trumpets, unemployment has been inexorably rising since…