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Bishops, AKP denounce Con-Ass, call for protests

In Catholicism, Christian Democracy, Church, Constitution, Democracy, Government, Law, News, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Politics on June 5, 2009 at 20:05

“The  people should air their voice, said Bishop Broderick Pabillo, “before it’s too late”… Read the rest of this entry »

In defense of People Power

In Christian Democracy, Constitution, Democracy, EDSA, Government, History, Law, Manila, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Politics, Society, Thomism on February 25, 2009 at 12:17

With our political circumstances, impeachment is a paper remedy with no functional viability in reality… Read the rest of this entry »

Philippine baselines bill passes Bicam

In Constitution, Government, Law, News, Philippine politics, Philippines, Politics on February 9, 2009 at 21:48

On this point the joint Executive-Senate determination, now adopted by the House, was essentially correct… Read the rest of this entry »

The Supreme Court and Philippine politics

In Asia, Christian Democracy, Constitution, Corruption, Democracy, EDSA, Ethics, Government, Law, Manila, News, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Politics on January 18, 2009 at 11:57

Cui bono? Who benefits if Justice Puno is kicked out of office?… The patrimonialists and the advocates of constitutional revision… Read the rest of this entry »

Defend Justice Puno, says Kapatiran Party

In Asia, Christian Democracy, Civil Liberties, Constitution, Corruption, Democracy, Ethics, God, Government, Human Rights, Law, Manila, News, Opinion, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Politics, Society, Values on January 17, 2009 at 22:38

“Justice Puno has protected us with heroism and conviction. Now it is our turn to protect him…” Read the rest of this entry »

Kapatiran calls presscon vs. charter change

In Christian Democracy, Civil Liberties, Constitution, Democracy, Government, Manila, News, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Pinoy on December 9, 2008 at 21:28

ANG Kapatiran, which we noted (here) to be a Philippine political party championing authentic Christian democracy, will hold a press conference tomorrow against the proposal to amend the Philippine Constitution before 2010 Read the rest of this entry »

Ang Kapatiran Party: No to Charter Change under GMA

In Christian Democracy, Constitution, Corruption, Democracy, Government, News, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Pinoy, Politics on August 18, 2008 at 22:23

According to AKP, Charter Change will be used to keep power at the expense of the people’s interest… Read the rest of this entry »

Let us pray for Cory Aquino (updated)

In Constitution, Democracy, EDSA, Faith, History, News, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Politics, Prayer on March 24, 2008 at 19:38

She has earned not only our gratitude but our enduring love; and so the nation owes her all the prayer and support we can muster… Read the rest of this entry »

Is Impeachment Better than People Power?

In Christian Democracy, Constitution, Corruption, Democracy, EDSA, Ethics, Government, Law, Opinion, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Pinoy, Politics, Theology, Thomism on March 3, 2008 at 19:32

No person should decide her own case; but with her control of the House, isn’t it really the President judging her own impeachment? Read the rest of this entry »

Sustaining people power (from Writer’s Block)

In Constitution, Manila, News, Opinion, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Pinoy, Politics on March 2, 2008 at 00:39

Well, we had momentum, more than once, and even now. What we do not have is inertia; we had momentum, but we did not sustain it… Read the rest of this entry »

Why the Anti-Subversion Law should NOT be revived

In Constitution, Debate, Democracy, Human Rights, Law, Manila, News, Opinion, Philippines, Pinoy, Politics, Religion, Thoughts on December 16, 2007 at 07:20

If it were to be revived at all, precise distinctions have to be made to prevent excessive infringement of freedoms.  However, the Arroyo Autocracy seems unprepared to make them… Read the rest of this entry »

To solve crisis, GMA must resign, says Kapatiran Party

In Catholicism, Christian Democracy, Christianity, Constitution, Democracy, Law, Manila, News, Philippines, Pinoy, Politics on November 29, 2007 at 09:41

The present unrest will not stop unless there is a change in the national executive leadership… the immediate resignation of the President and the Vice President… Read the rest of this entry »

Of intellectuals and Philippine politics

In Blogging, Christianity, Church, Constitution, Culture, Debate, Democracy, History, Law, Opinion, Philippines, Pinoy, Politics, Society, Thoughts on November 6, 2007 at 06:03

…to reform Philippine politics, we need to propose measures that realistically answer its problems in light of actual circumstances… Read the rest of this entry »

Deceive and conquer: why Arroyo will stay in power (part 1)

In Church, Constitution, Criticism, Critique, Culture, History, Humor, Law, Manila, News, Opinion, Philippines, Pinoy, Politics, Society on October 22, 2007 at 14:09

…For she may well be the most dangerous political operator the Philippines has ever known, with more cunning than Machiavelli’s Prince and less compunction than the Arthasastra… Read the rest of this entry »

Presidential Impeachment and Philippine politics

In Constitution, Culture, England, History, Law, Life, Philippines, Politics, Society, Thoughts, United States on September 16, 2007 at 01:32

A key weakness of the Philippine constitutional system is the fact that the impeachment process–which, as in the U.S., is virtually the only way to remove sitting Presidents and other high officials before the end of their terms–is carried out by what are, in fact, political organs Read the rest of this entry »