Removal of Arroyo from Power Can Be A Significant Step Towards A Just Peace

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chief Political Consultant
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
According to reliable sources in the ruling coalition, the opposition and the legal democratic mass movement in the Philippines, the fake president Gloria M. Arroyo is feeling insecure and isolated and is increasingly afraid of being ousted from power before 2010 by a convergence of several developments, which include the following:
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Beware of the Devil, Christian Youth Tell Solons

Corruption and bribery are "evil acts"
The Student Christian Movement of the Philippines (SCMP) posed a reminder to government officials, "Corruption and bribery are works of evil. Beware of the devil," they said, in light of the alleged giving away of "cash gifts" to government officials on Thursday.
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Sacking Ver Not Enough, Disbarment Sought

The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan today demanded the head of Atty. Francis Ver for the alleged bribery attempt on several lawmakers including Anakpawis representative Crispin Beltran. Ver is the deputy secretary general of the Kampi party of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. The cause-oriented group trooped to the House of Representatives to show their support for Beltran. This came a day after Beltran’s revelation of the identity of the Malacañang operator who offered him a P2 million bribe to endorse an impeachment complaint.
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CyberEd to Worsen Education Crisis – NUSP

“The CyberEducation Project will be the final nail in the coffin for the flailing education system in the country.” This was the statement of the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) in a joint press conference with other student groups, the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) and Bayan Muna Representative Teodoro Casiño today.

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Decision of the Dutch Court of Appeals is the Triumph of Justice

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines Chief Political Consultant, NDFP Negotiating Panel Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle


I am elated by the decision of the Court of Appeals rejecting the demand of the Public Prosecutor's Office for my detention in connection with the investigation of the false and politically motivated charge of ordering or inciting the killing of the two notorious military and police agents Romulo Kintanar and Arturo Tabara in 2003 and 2004, respectively.

The Court of Appeals decision upholds the earlier decision of the District Court of The Hague releasing me from incommunicado detention on the ground that there is no sufficient evidence against me. It goes even further by declaring essentially that there is no prima facie evidence against me. It categorically states that there is no direct evidence to link me to the aforesaid killings and that I am not a criminal perpetrator in any sense.
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Thousands Cry – “Never again to Martial Law!

Groups commemorating the 35th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law in 1972 marched today in Manila to protest what they described as a “steady drift towards Marcosian rule.” The late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos declared Martial Law in September 21, 1972. This triggered the arrests of the political foes of the regime, a clamp down on the media, and various other human rights violations. Throughout his 20 year term, Marcos was believed to have amassed billions of pesos in ill-gotten wealth.
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