Saturday, February 25, 2006

The DOJ filed coup d'etat charges against former Senator Greg Honasan for his alleged involvement in the failed Oakwood Mutiny, which happened two years ago.

Anakpawis Representative Crispin Beltran was arrested by the CIDG on the strength of a Warrant of Arrest issued in 1985! And government plans to charge him with inciting to sedition with no bail recommended.

Goodness gracious and they say we are not under Martial Law.

Representative Satur Ocampo was able to elude arrest. It would have been interesting what warrent of arrest will be used against him.

As Bunye already said, Proclamation 1017 does not give license to government to make warrantless arrest. Apparently, however, they it gives them license to be insane.

Just this morning newspapers Daily Tribune and Abante were shutdown. Yes we are not under Martial Law.

Now, where did Gloria learn to do all that? Did her daddy, perhaps, taught her to follow after Marcos' footsteps?

Newsbreak magazine editor in chief Marites Danguilan-Vitug noted it as ironic that the raid took place during the 20th anniversary of the 1986 Edsa People Power revolution that ushered in the return of civil liberties after the authoritarian rule of Ferdinand Marcos.

And at last Ramos is appalled!

He said he received several calls, including from Speaker Jose de Venecia, on Friday for him to join other government officials in Malacanang that afternoon. Ramos refused to go. He said he did not want to be used as one of Arroyo's "props".

Defiance in the face of arrogance.

The Arroyo administration was on a verge of self-destruction friday when it decided to yield to its lust for emergency power.

Again, it blamed everybody but itself for all that ails Philippine society. She had, indeed, little choice in this shame game she herself authored when she decided not to heed the people's call for her to resign. Now she only has wolves for company and don't subscribe to reasons beyond her own political existence.

All her spinsters hail her as a survivor but they miscalculate her victories. Each time she seemingly succeeds the people power consensus only solidifies even more and gathers strength to fight another day.

The declaration of a state of national emergency was a very very desperate move. It shows that Gloria is would rather drag the country into a civil war than make the supreme sacrifice and resign. Erap had so much more decency and respect for the Filipino people than that.

But all fun and games come to an end and so will her's. She has just pulled up one of her last cards and her poker face begins to crack.

I saw the soft-spoken professor Randy David a bit teary-eyed whle being arrested without warrant by an officer whom he though was a friend. That's how every Pinoy felt. Betrayed in broad daylight.

By the way, where on earth is Fidel puffing heavily all this time? Was he waiting for another dramatic entrance for the Marlborough Man?