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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

There's The Rub: No Resignation, But Constitutional Change

After the CBCP's pronouncement last Sunday, one would think that all those who wish to pressure PGMA would think twice before they make another move. But there are some sectors in society who would like that the current President should step down from her office. New developments in the ongoing... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Another Rally on Wednesday: The Opposition Won't Stop

I got the news via the radio that the opposition is planning to stage the "mother of all rallies" on Wednesday. The object of the rally is to pressure the President into stepping down from office. This is in part a reaction to the CBCP's official statement rejecting the possibility that the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

The Philippine Bishops Issue Their Statement

The Bishops of the Catholic Church have spoken: the President should not resign, she should however examine how she has contributed to the breakdown of government, she should undergo an impeachment trial if needed. The CBCP issued its document via media at around 4 PM today, after a week of... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 9, 2005

The Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Shouldn't Allow Herself To Be Pressured

There are too many people and groups wanting to get into the limelight and President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo should not allow herself to be pressured by them. The call to resign using the citizenry as an amplifier should simply be ignored. Earlier during the day, Garcillano, the Comelec official in... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 8, 2005

President of the Philippines Called To Step Down

With the Gloria Gate scandal precipitating an administrative breakdown with the resignation of ten members of the Presidential cabinet, people have returned to the streets. Earlier today (the time is 9:25 PM, July 8) thousands of protesters gathered at Makati to call for the resignation of President... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Jaime Cardinal Sin Passed Away This Morning

At 6:15 AM this morning, Jaime Cardinal Sin passed away. He was Archbishop of Jaro before becoming the Archbishop of Manila in 1974. In 1976 he was appointed Cardinal by the late Pope Paul VI. He should have been only one of the three of the Cardinals not appointed by Pope John Paul II who went into... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Our Version Of WaterGate: But Will This Just Be Another Soap Opera?

Link: House to push through with hearing on 'wiretapped' tapes - INQ7.net. House to push through with hearing on 'wiretapped' tapes> THE HOUSE committee on public information will push through with its investigation Wednesday on the alleged wiretapped conversation between President Gloria... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 6, 2005

TIME Looks Into Macapagal-Arroyo's Government

I haven't seen this week's Time-Asia issue yet, but the online version is already up. Currently, there is a probe going on about the illegal numbers game where the President's husband and son are allegedly involved. This fact and the former President's attempts at destabilizing the government... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Sh**t Happens?

Can anyone explain this to me? Two kids kill a man in Florida. The report says it was "for fun." To kill a man for fun? Since when can someone kill a man for fun? And then there is the case of the nine-year old girl in New York who stabbed to death an eleven year old over a ball. It is reported that... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

The LexisNexis DataBank Hack: Just For Bragging Rights

They hack into a databank, but they say it was just for bragging rights. These are 21st century criminals -- teenagers mostly -- who break the law just so that they can talk about it later on. Link: Wired News: Database Hackers Reveal Tactics. Cam0 is also a suspect in the recent security breach of... Sign in to see full entry.

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