PRESIDENT Arroyo yesterday said the peaceful Labor Day celebration reflected the political maturity of the people in "upholding unity and hard work as the solution to the nation’s problems, not self-interest and incessant strife."
Arroyo, who lauded the police and the military for maintaining law and order amid threats of political mayhem, also thanked "enlightened" labor groups who she said are against any destabilization plot against her administration.
Actually, kaya peaceful ang rally ay dahil hindi nyo na-implement yung CPR policy nyo.
Peaceful naman usually ang mga anti-Arroyo rallies eh. Remember the two big rallies sa Makati last year before CPR was implemented? Violent ba yung mga rallies na yun? Hindi, diba?
Nagsimula lang yung gulo nung sinabi ni Arroyo na she's tired of "chasing bullies across the schoolyard", IIRC... at inimplement nila ang bagong policy na CPR.
More on this from Conrad de Quiros and Malaya.
Read this too from the PDI editorial.