MANILA — Netizens and activists meet up at Ayala’s Trinoma mall in Quezon City this Sunday (March 22), for a different kind of group selfie. Wearing identical black T-shirts with #Sinungaling (Liar) written in white, and an iconized profile of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III as Pinocchio, they nearly alarmed the mall’s security guards. But…
Demands for Aquino-Abad accountability on DAP mounting
‘Even if the Decision has apparently modified the extent and degree of accountability of Pres. Aquino et al, the next move for us now is to make Aquino, et al accountable to the fullest extent for their P157-Billion unconstitutional acts.’
The disaster of #NoynoyPh in the year 2014
The government was snail-paced at responding despite its heavy use of social media in hyping its supposed response, and its quick approval of the modernization of its armed forces despite lack of a dependable flow of relief and rehabilitation efforts.
Emergency powers? Not again
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective There is something ominous when the president asks Congress for emergency powers on the week that the country is about to commemorate the infamy of the Marcos dictatorship. Nothing good has come out, for the Filipino people, of the granting of emergency powers to the president. The best example, of…
Are you dating an activist? Take the quiz
QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com He had you at “power to the people!” and then he said he wanted to “occupy” your heart, and that you are his 99 percent. Yet you find his world quite exotic, his vocabulary sometimes confusing, although he seems sincere given his passionate determination to fight for his beliefs. Indeed,…
Martial law activists warn Aquino vs ‘doing a Marcos’
“We ousted a dictator before. We can do it again!” – Marie Hilao-Enriquez, chairperson of the Samahan ng mga Ex-detainees laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (Selda)
A view of the presidency as an institution
CenPEG noted that President Aquino’s biggest backers saw their wealth increase three to four times as large as when his presidency started.
SONA ng Bayan: colorful and festive, critical and fiery
Sona ng Bayan participants marched carrying colorful protest emblems: headgears with calls to jail corrupt politicians, including President Aquino, T-shirts with angry and witty messages against corruption, streamers and banners of various sizes and colors and materials, and partial and full effigies mostly of President Benigno Aquino III.
Dapat Aquino Patalsikin (DAP)
Ni: REYWYNX MORGADO Dapat Aquino Patalsikin Sa mga anomalyang gawain pangulo siya na magnanakaw kaban ng bayan inagaw Dapat Aquino Patalsikin Abad niya’y alipin sila’y magnanakaw na tunay Pilipino’y binibitay Dapat Aquino Patalsikin malaki ang kanyang pananagutan sa bayan halatang walang matuwid na daan sa pamumunong dahas pera ng bayan kinakamkam at winawaldas Dapat aquino…
First impeachment complaint filed against Aquino
The 28 complainants are seeking Aquino’s removal from office on the grounds that he has culpably violated the Constitution and betrayed public trust in having implemented the DAP.
Groups cite four fallacies in Aquino’s defense of DAP
“The Supreme Court said that the DAP was not savings therefore Section 39 does not apply. Also a mere administration code cannot trump the Constitution.” – Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares
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