Monday, February 25, 2008

Gloria Resign!

Randy David summarizes the damage that Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has done to our institutions.
"...it would be a mistake to think this is just about corruption. This is, more importantly, about the long-term damage to a nation’s social institutions.

The damage to government institutions has been the most extensive. Far from being a neutral arbiter of disputes and a source of normative stability, the justice system has become a weapon to intimidate those who stand up to power. Far from being a pillar of public security, the military and the police have become the private army of a gangster regime. Instead of serving as an objective referee in electoral contests, the Commission on Elections has become a haven for fixers who deliver fictitious votes to the moneyed and the powerful. Instead of serving as the steady backbone of public service through successive changes in administration, the government bureaucracy has been turned into a halfway house for political lackeys, misfits and the corrupt. Instead of serving as a check on presidential power, the House of Representatives has become its hired cheering squad.

The erosion of these institutions, no doubt, has been going on for a long time. But their destruction in the last seven years under Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s presidency has been the most comprehensive since 1986...
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Thanks to Kabayan for spearheading the blogswarm. If people keep up the pressure, I bet she'll be looking over her shoulders more often.

13 comments:

Kabayan said...

Hi cvj,

It's nothing, it's all for a good cause. Thanks for linking me in your blog :)

cvj said...

Hi Kabayan, you're welcome. I enjoyed reading your account of today's activities.

Anonymous said...

Hi, CVJ. Can you get t quezon.ph. It's been removed, I believ.

cvj said...

It's back. Looks like it was under a phishing attack a while back.

Equalizer said...

Gloria Arroyo's:WORST DEAL with CHINA!Sell-out on Spratlys!!!

WORST THAN EVEN THE INFAMOUS ZTE-NBN DEAL!!!

Salient Points:

*Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s hurried trip to China in late 2004 produced a major surprise.

*Manila has given a certain legitimacy to China’s legally spurious “historic claim” to most of the South China Sea.

*The Philippines has made breathtaking concessions in agreeing to the area for study, including parts of its own continental shelf not even claimed by China and Vietnam.

*Some would say it was a sell-out on the part of the Philippines!

*President Arroyo’s agreement with China for a joint seismic study was controversial in several respects. By not consulting other Asean members beforehand, the Philippines abandoned the collective stance that was key to the group’s success with China over the South China Sea.

Jego said...

That could spur the Americans to have her replaced. I have mixed feelings about that.

MVJ said...

Chuck,

Former Secretary Josefina Lichauco
pointed out that a contract (ZTE-NBN project) of that nature was required, under the Constitution, to have prior approval of the Monetary Board. The Monetary Board was not consulted and much less its approval asked.

I hope someone, maybe from the Monetary Board, can verify if the board approved the contract. If not, I don't think that this, a violation of the Constitution, is a small matter that can be swept under a rug.

carlosceldran said...

Dude. If you are going to call me names. Find one that at least is offensive. Elitist is a word I do not find offensive at all. I have called myself that more than once.

But I come in peace now, tukayo.

I will no longer make any comments to ruffle anyone's feathers. This entire issue has created much bad blood between people. People who otherwise would get along if not for political differences.

I see no reason why we should develop any more animosity between each other. All this negativity does nobody any good.

I now bow out of this issue altogether. My apologies for any offense I may have done.

Cheers and good luck on your endeavors, bro. I mean it. I'm not being sarcastic.

cvj said...

Carlos, my apologies as well. You're right, animosity just gets in the way . Thanks for the good will and may your tours business continue to prosper.

Ara said...
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cvj said...

Hi Ara, you may be right, but i'm not so lame as not to be able to delete your comment. :-)

Mochi said...

gumising kayo tagapagtanggol ng HUSTISYA. anu ab. asn na ang commoc sense ninyo.
kami na hindi nakapagaral ay nakakintindi kung me demonyo sa paligid namin kayo pa kaya na napakataasng pinagaralan.
Hustisya para ke gloria.
ipakulong ang magnanakaw ng pera ng bayan , magnanakaw ng eleksyon,magnanakaw ng buhay at pagpatay sa mga pilipino.

According to a survey conducted by Pulse Asia from October 20 to 31, a pluralty of Filipinos (at 42%, beating former president and strongman Ferdinand Marcos by 7%) consider Arroyo the "most corrupt (president) in the history of the Philippines".[54] A November 30 - December 3, 2007 Social Weather Stations survey found Arroyo's net satisfaction rating at -16 (32% satisfied minus 48% dissatisfied

Illegal succession on presidency on edsa 2.
Kille violently supporter of Estrada on edsa 3
Jose pedal; - corruption
2004 election, massive fraud…
hello garci……….
2004 I am sorry ,,, without saying what for……for you evil work.
Immediate state of emergency always to protect her regime..
National broadband scandal ZTE/FG……….hello too much…
Controversial e-vat…..
economy selling……..putangina ang mahal ng pandisal……
constitution charter change to parliamentary system..
E.O 464. fucking shit arroyo.
Putanginamo Gloria macapagal arroyo.
Anak ka ni satanas…………

HUSTISYA KE FPJ AT SA CONSTITUSYON NG PILIPINAS....................

Mochi said...

gumising kayo tagapagtanggol ng HUSTISYA. anu ba. asan na ang common sense ninyo.
kami na hindi nakapagaral ay nakakintindi kung me demonyo sa paligid namin kayo pa kaya na napakataasng pinagaralan.
Hustisya para ke gloria.
ipakulong ang magnanakaw ng pera ng bayan , magnanakaw ng eleksyon,magnanakaw ng buhay at pagpatay sa mga pilipino.

According to a survey conducted by Pulse Asia from October 20 to 31, a pluralty of Filipinos (at 42%, beating former president and strongman Ferdinand Marcos by 7%) consider Arroyo the "most corrupt (president) in the history of the Philippines".[54] A November 30 - December 3, 2007 Social Weather Stations survey found Arroyo's net satisfaction rating at -16 (32% satisfied minus 48% dissatisfied

Illegal succession on presidency on edsa 2.
Killed violently supporter of Estrada on edsa 3
Jose Pedal; - corruption
2004 election, massive fraud…
HELLO GARCI………TANGINAMO KA.
2004 "I am sorry" ,,, without saying what for……for your evil work.
Immediate state of emergency always to protect her regime..
National broadband scandal ZTE/FG……….hello too much…
Controversial e-vat…..
economy selling……..putangina ang mahal ng pandisal……
constitution charter change to parliamentary system..
E.O 464. fucking shit arroyo.
Putanginamo Gloria macapagal arroyo.
Anak ka ni satanas…………

HUSTISYA KE FPJ AT SA CONSTITUSYON NG PILIPINAS....................

bakit kelangan png patapusin ang demonyo sa termino ha...............