The New York Times on Arroyo

Sikat ang Pinoy!

The New York Times published yesterday (April 5) an editorial on Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and democracy in our country.

Here are excerpts from the editorial entitled “Dark Days for Philippine Democracy.”

“Mrs. Arroyo is no Ferdinand Marcos, at least not yet. But this onetime reformer is reviving bad memories of crony corruption, presidential vote-rigging and intimidation of critical journalists. Unless the Philippine Congress and courts find ways to rein in her increasingly authoritarian tendencies, democracy itself may be in danger.

“President Bush has repeatedly hailed Mrs. Arroyo as an important ally against international terrorism. He now needs to warn her that by undermining a hard-won democracy, she is making her country far more vulnerable to terrorist pressures.”

Read the full text at the New York Times or at the PCIJ blog.

6 Replies to “The New York Times on Arroyo”

  1. just hopefully, this will be
    a clarion call for critical
    international support for
    civil liberties and democracy.

  2. if the time comes that Bush will warn GMA … baka kabahan ni si Gloria … dahil baka mag-isip na ang Amerika na ipapalit sa kanya …. wawa siya … at patuloy pa ring magiging kawawa ang mga pinoy ..with US around … civil liberties and democracy will never be obtain.

  3. Anong alam ng New York Times sa sitwasyon ng Pilipinas? Exagerration lang naman ang mga sinusulat nila, 1017 was constitutional and timely. Dapat nga Martial Law na, pero naisip pa rin ni Arroyo na baka lalong lumaki ang gulo. Kung talagang nagpapalabas na sya ng “authoritarian tendencies”, bakit may nagrarally? Bakit hinayaan pang mag-trial si Erap? Bakit nakakpagsalita pa ang mga taga-oposisyon? Maawa po kayo sa aming mga kabataan, anong bansa ang gusto nyong ipamana sa amin?

  4. Nakakalungkot yung comment ng taga Cebu.

    Sana alam mo ang ibig sabihin ng martial law.

    At sana naman huwag mong maranasan ang martial law

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