Rizalist has lots of items today on Arroyo's "State of Emergency" call, check him out and keep scrolling.
GMA tells everybody she was part of Edsa 1986 too. Although I must admit I did not recall Arroyo's name during that time, LOL.
This is telling: ABS-CBN is giving LIVE coverage of what is happening right now at EDSA, while GMA7 is on regular scheduled programming as if everything is normal. but what is happening right now is not normal. And GMA7 is doing a disservice to the public. Certainly, their coverage of this event pales in comparison to their LIVE wall-to-wall coverage when erap was the one being ousted.
But it really doesn't surprise me since maka-pro-Arroyo ang GMA7.
UPDATE: Okay, now GMA7 is also covering what is happening at Ayala. ABOUT EFFIN TIME, A-HOLES! But they do it only with their 3-5 minute flash news updates.
Black and White Movement post the event's scheduled to celebrate Edsa's 20th Anniversary.
I will be at Edsa people power monument on Feb. 25, saturday.
PDI columnist Randy david arrested!
MANILA -- Professor Randy David and two other companions were apprehended Friday while spearheading a march rally in Santolan, Quezon City.
David said he and his group were holding a rally peacefully and were supposed to go to the Edsa Shrine in Ortigas Center as part of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the first People Power revolt when they their rally was dispersed and he was accosted by plainclothesmen along with Rolando Llamas and Argee Guevarra.
Discussions on Pinoyexchange:
-- Prof. Randy David, ARRESTED!
-- No more EDSA 1 Celebration - PGMA
Under Proclamation 1017, all EDSA 1 celebrations are now cancelled. It was made clear by Toting Bunye at the press conference at Malacanang.
-- PGMA On State of Emergency: Public Utility Takeover Allowed Including MEDIA
UPDATE: Cardinal Rosales in an interview said:
Cardinal-elect Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Rosales could not hide his concern.
"Hindi magandang tanawin pag ang pamahalaan ay nagdeklara ng state of emergency. Bakit? Una, may panganib. Ikalawa, malaki ang tukso na alin mang panig na nagtutuligsaan ay matukso na gumamit ng dahas," Rosales said.
"Hindi yata tama ito. Napapalayo tayo sa tunay na diwa ng Edsa 1. Yung Edsa 1 nung 1986, kaya ito tanyag sa buong daigidig, ito ay naging modelo ng ibang bansa ay sapagkat walang gumamit ng dahas. Napapalayo tayo sa ating pupuntahan. Wala na tayong natatanaw," he added.
Rosales urged all parties to sit down and talk things over.
Rosales said he finds it "embarrassing" that the people, especially the country’s leaders, are divided and throwing accusations at each other.
"Hindi maaring katulad ng isang pamilya na girian ng girian, at sa bahay kapag hindi hinaharap ang problema nagkakaroon ng basagan ng pinggan. Huwag sanang ganon, konting lamig para sa mga Pilipino, magkaisa tayo."
Thank you Cardinal, for your concerns. Violence will only erupt because Arroyo was using strong-arm tactics to violently disperse the peaceful marchers, kinda like what iran, egypt and other mideast countries do against their citizen protesters. Well, at least Marcos and Estrada never used such tactics.
Sabi ni Rizalist:
Newly made Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales of Manila just issued a statement saying this move does not evince the true spirit of Edsa. (But I don't trust this cleric. He will dance with the dictator is my feeling from his actuations and statements in the past.)
True dat. I kinda predicted this all along with regards to the CBCP. Whether it's the "moving on" mantra or the so-called "truth commission" that malacanang wanted and CBCP approval of CPR, the Bishops more often than not, have abetted the criminal activities and given aid and comfort to this administration, sad to say.
UPDATE: Ah, more on the apologist statements of Rosales here -- Archbishop Rosales wants the "whole truth", says we have "bigger fish" to fry than GMA
UPDATE: Cardinal Rosales is for Arroyo's Charter Change too.
Rosales also pushed for amendments to the Constitution as another solution to the country’s social and political problems.
He explained the proposed shift to parliamentary form of government could help address needs for a quick change of the country’s political leaders without having to resort to another people power revolution.
But Rosales pointed out that in order for Charter change initiatives to be effective, a change in attitude of Filipinos and their leaders is necessary.
He said the country must do a thorough house cleaning by adopting a new political system.
Rosales added the people should focus on the positive implications of Charter change, noting a new Constitution for a parliamentary government would bring elections at a lesser cost aside from improving the country’s political image abroad.
Arroyo has no better advocate for her discredited charter change than Cardinal Rosales. they're perfect for each other.
More news from Malaya: Marchers marking Edsa step up ‘quit’ call
Our fear is we are running out of time. A regime change is inevitable. It either comes peacefully or violently. All those facile claims about people power being inapplicable to the times unintentionally only set us up for the terrible alternative.
That's what I'm afraid of either.
MLQ3: People Power Needs Certain Givens to Be Recognized
I disagree with MLQ3 na Edsa tres was a "rebellion in aid of re-election" for erap's allies in the senate. Edsa tres was more about an Erap restoration, re-installing erap back to the presidency and overthrowing arroyo.
Go check out PCIJ blog too. Lots of news items today.