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Enough! Stop Gloria’s Chacha now!

Manila, Philippines –

Please find time to join the rally tomorrow to express our objection to charter change under the current administration. Got below details of the event from tonyocruz.com.

Dear Friends and Concerned Citizens,

Greetings of peace in these turbulent and uncertain times!

Recent moves in the House of Representatives by no less than Speaker Prospero Nograles and other administration allies to railroad their discredited bid to change the Philippine Charter (Chacha) by convening Congress into a Constituent Assembly (Con‐Ass) has raised the alarm among many concerned sectors of our society.

Like in previous failed attempts at Chacha, a vast majority and still growing number of our people, are convinced that their real purpose is to extend the stay of Mrs. Arroyo in power well beyond 2010.

We thus call on you to be one with our people in declaring, “Enough! Stop Gloria’s Chacha now!”

Join us in an inter‐faith, multisectoral prayer and protest rally on Friday, 12 December 2008, 4:00 pm.

Let us congregate at the Ninoy Aquino Monument, Ayala corner Paseo de Roxas, Makati City.

We also enjoin our kababayan in other cities and provinces to express their rejection of Chacha in various forms of protest nationwide.

Let us take a united stand once more so that truth, justice and the will of the people may prevail!

MOST REV. DEOGRACIAS S. INIGUEZ, JR., D.D.
Diocese of Caloocan

BISHOP ELIEZER M. PASCUA
General Secretary, UCCP

BR. ARMIN LUISTRO, FSC
Lasallian Justice & Peace Commission

MO. MARY JOHN MANANZAN, OSB

FR. JOE DIZON
Solidarity Philippines

 


Nograles may soon be replaced as House Speaker

Manila, Philippines –

Latest news have it that some solons may be on the move to oust Speaker Prospero Nograles from the House leadership. The idea was supposedly floated by some administration congressman who are unsatisfied with his pace at pushing for charter change through a constituent assembly.

It was further put forth since Nograles recently admitted that he is also open to constitutional convention or any mode for that matter so long as reforms on economic provisions may be instituted hastily. (more…)