The right thingEarlier on I-Witness, Sandra Aguinaldo delved into the controversies of the 1898 Philippine revolution that involved Emilio Aguinaldo and Andres Bonifacio. The timing was quite peculiar, since I remember Ambeth Ocampo writing a piece about the Tejeros convention, the infamous election where the quarrel between Aguinaldo's and Bonifacio's factions in the Katipunan came to a head. Ocampo contended that dagdag-bawas indeed took place during the elections in Tejeros, and tonight the big headline involved the President addressing an issue related to alleged cheating during the last elections.
The present time called for a presidential statement demonstrating frankness and courage. The country got no such thing. Having been so carefully-worded upon the advice of her lawyers, the statement, in my opinion, was characterized by neither frankness nor courage. There was no nobility in this statement; there was craftiness, and cunning. This is not what the country deserved to see.
I've asked before why we should pay taxes when Arroyo had just used our taxes to campaign (the Pagcor and PCSO ads are ironclad proof of it), when she cannot even protect journalists from being murdered (which shows our taxes do not return in terms of basic services), when she has turned the country into the second most corrupt country in Asia (which proves taxes satisfy private avarice rather than public need). That was well before Archbishop Oscar Cruz brought witnesses to show her husband and son were the godfathers of jueteng and Sammy Ong brought out The Tape to show she was the godmother of cheating.
That isn't legal and moral ground for a tax boycott?
hey jaemark. by Left, i don't hope you mean ALL the left forces. WE certainly are not aligned with the Estrada-Poe camp, unlike you-know-who. kakadismaya, di ba? instead of approaching the other Left groups, these people would rather "sleep with the enemy". but the "democratic left" is not without its own plans, however. today all the non-CPP groups are in Bahay ng alumni working out a unity coalition actually. what happens to this coalition is anybody's guess yet, but it's a start. :)
btw, you may find this informative as well.
di kami name-media. alam mo naman. daming "sympathizer", mga CMC grads na, you know....
pero aside from that, lumalabas naman ang photo ops namin, araw-araw kaya kami nagrarally. hehehe. di lang talaga media-friendly, mas sikat yung kabila eh.
at salamat sa suporta. sana hanggang next elections ulit. hehe.
lagi ko actually nakikita footage ng rally nyo sa news namin, kaya lang bat walang interview sila etta?
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