Monday, February 18, 2008

Week #9: Calling for the Gloria Resign Blogswarm

By definition, a blogswarm is "a situation in which thousands of bloggers comment on the same story or news event. A blogswarm can become the "hot topic" of the day in both the blogosphere and mainstream media." -

But when Jenjen called for a blogswarm of Gloria Resign..

Bloggers unite!
Tomorrow, Friday, February 15, if you cannot join the mass protest actions in Makati because you cannot leave the comforts of your home or the toxicity of your workstation, or simply because you're in another province, nation, or planet, then you can.....BLOG about it! Put the title "Gloria Resign" together with your favorite photo of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo-Pidal!

.. only a few bloggers responded:

Uniffors - Life in Gloria's Enchanted Kingdom
Mob mentality: Supporting the Resign Gloria Blogswarm
Emperor Palpakparin Arroyo, Resign!
My Dad's a Rich Fatso - Luli Arroyo
Gloria Resign
Gloria Resign!
Gloria resign! Now na!
Philippine MOST WANTED: Gloria PINAGHAHANAP Arroyo
Sobra na. Resign!

This is only a microscopic drop of the Filipino bloggers all over the world. Not all are concerned or awake, yet. But as Ramon Casiple writes, "the situation is definitely developing and what’s interesting, is the involvement of the middle class and other various sectors." Hm.. maybe the bloggers will follow too, once they're ready. As Pedestrian Observer observes, Jun Lozada's plight and the counter-moves of the government to remain in power.

The rally held last Friday is fully reported at Ellen Tordesilla's blog, Sobra na. Resign!. Makes you feel you were there too. And PCIJ reports the week's events ending in the rally of ousting Gloria at Ayala, Makati. This report also includes links to the different sectors' full statements against the government, from the MBC, to the UP Faculty's call for Neri's resignation, the CBCPs and the AER's. Worth reading..

Talking of links, the Supreme Court allowed the airing of the 'Garci tapes', although during Saturday's news, the govt still threatened they will take to court any tv or radio station or newspaper/magazines, (probably blogs too) that will air or print the transcription of the Garci Tapes. I don't know why they should be alarmed about it being aired, as it's readily available at YouTube and the downloadable mp3s of the tapes (of all versions) and transcription are provided at PCIJ's website. You might want to read Tonyo Cruz's blog, High Court trashes gov’t ban on airing of Hello Garci tapes.

Here are the links:
Gloria-Garcillano Tapes, downloadable mp3s at PCIJ.

And if you want a laugh at YouTube, Hello Garci (animated) from Tembaron and Gloria Arroyo funny by macant3232. These two videos are worth a laugh.

What you can do aside from march:

Petition for UP Faculty Members only, UP Faculty Demand Resignation of Romulo Neri as CHEd Chair.

Petition for all Filipino citizens: Calling for the immediate resignation of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Noli de Castro and for the Holding of Special ("Snap") Elections within 60 days.

Black and White Movement, sign and be counted.

Pinoy Big Briber. You get this bribe of thanks from Pinoy Big Briber if you vote for the eviction of Ate Glo. :D Although deadline was Christmas, this is a replay and can go on indefinitely. As of last site visit, the vote was 53,459. This one lists the ALLEGED Violations of Ate Glo of the House Rules, with funny descriptions (in Tagalog): 1) Hello Garci, 2) Joc-joc only, 3) ABZTEFG, 4) Self-impeachment, 5) Christmas Caroling, 6) Liar! Liar! and 7) Erap's Pardon Me.

And of course, always choose truth and transparency.

Monday, the Senate Hearing will continue, followed by the scheduled rally on the 22nd Anniversary of EDSA next week (Feb 25). Filipinos, be vigilant and be aware! Take action and make your choice!! NOW.

Here are pictures you can re-post on your blogs. These are my favorites. Don't forget to link to the source--not me.

Photo from Kris Jou

Photo from Kabayan

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Photo from GMA Resign


Kabayan said...

Hi agnes,

A nice line up of "glamorous" photos of THEIR President (she's not my President definitely). Excellent for a police line-up.

BTW, I transferred my blog to the far better G-blogspot site. I included you in my link.

Check out my new link is at:

Just change the address of my links. Feel free to copy-paste my artworks of you might like from my new blogsite. Cheers :)

Kabayan said...

Hi again,

Was thinking of another Gloria resign blogswarm on or before the People power celebrations (not sure if its on the Feb 23 or 25 though.) You in?

Check out my link at

Article with photo is Trying to understand Joker Arroyo; "To be a Vader or not to be a Vader, that is the question..."

Kris Jou said...


It's pretty nice of you to have posted that Godmother pic, but you've credited it to the wrong person.

I made it, and I have the .psd file as a proof.

And anyway, I don't think anyone posted it earlier than I did here: