Gonzalez Strikes Again

“If I were Archbishop Cruz I’d run for president, let’s see if he’ll win. Many priests are running in politics anyway, and one of them became Pampanga governor. Perhaps Cruz would like to run for president.” This was what Justice Secretary Raul M. Gonzalez reportedly said in reaction to Archbishop Oscar Cruz’s statement that the… Continue reading Gonzalez Strikes Again

Money Lost in Recent Scams in the Arroyo Admin

How much public money has been spent in the past scams under the Arroyo administration? Senator Pia Cayetano, reacting to reports that President Arroyo wants to allocate P43.7 billion pesos for food security, computed the total amount of money involved in recent scams: “We’re talking about P43 billion that the President wants to allocate. I… Continue reading Money Lost in Recent Scams in the Arroyo Admin

Time Magazine on Arroyo

Time.com–and probably its print version, too–has again featured alleged Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. A November 1 article entitled “Crisis — Again — for the Philippines’ Arroyo” by Peter Ritter discusses the various issues Arroyo faces these days. The Glorietta bombing, the bribery in Malacañang, the bishops’ call for her resignation, the ZTE broadband deal, and… Continue reading Time Magazine on Arroyo