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.”