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By BENJIE OLIVEROS Analysis Bulatlat.com News about incumbent government officials jumping ship or abandoning the Lakas-Kampi-CMD have filled the headlines of major news networks almost everyday. The administration party’s presidential candidate Gilbert Teodoro has been trying to downplay these defections by saying that it would make the party stronger as these have the effect of…

PRESS STATEMENT June 3, 2009 We strongly denounce the railroading of the House of Representatives’ unconstitutional Resolution 1109 calling to convene Congress as a constituent assembly to amend the Philippine Constitution. We believe the resolution is intended to change the charter in order to strengthen Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo��s hold on the reins of power either through…

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Analysis Bulatlat MANILA — There are numerous news items related to it; television programs are teeming with it; political parties and groups are already gearing for it. The 2010 elections are in the air. Senators Manny Villar and Mar Roxas were early in declaring their intention to run for the presidency. That…

“First, Pagbabago has a post-2010 elections advocacy, unlike others which merely serve as election machineries. Second, its 11-point program is a genuine response to the people’s grievances. And third, its coordinating council is composed of veterans of the social and people’s movements and have no interests except those of the people.”

BY JANESS ANN J. ELLAO AND RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat Majority of the authors of Charter change resolutions and bills did not attend the session of the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments at around 2 p.m. today. There are twelve pending resolutions and bills seeking to revise and amend the 1987 Constitution. Committee on Constitutional…

BY ANNA KRISTINA VIRTUSIO AND RONALYN OLEA Bulatlat As the House of Representatives resumed its sessions today, various groups trooped to the House of Representatives to oppose Charter change. The hearing of the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments was disrupted by eight students who wore caps with anti-Charter change slogans. The students are members of…

More than 200 farmers and fisherfolk started camping out to protest against the planned Charter Change by the administration coalition in the Lower House. The protesters gathered at the south gate of the House of Representatives today. House Resolution 737, authored by House Speaker Prospero Nograles, was approved by the committee on constitutional amendments last…

OMR creates the danger of placing the fate of the elections in the hands of a profit-oriented multinational company – the winning bidder – and on the Comelec which remains ill-prepared to run an election technology let alone in checking fraud. BY THE CENTER FOR PEOPLE EMPOWERMENT IN GOVERNANCE (CenPEG) Posted by Bulatlat When at…

The number of Generals surrounding the President of the Philippines raises questions about the nature of the regime. What is the relationship between President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and the military, which includes all branches of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), and the Philippine National Police (PNP), the leadership of which consists mainly of graduates…