Monday, March 10, 2008

Week #12: The Current Philippine Political Scene in Photos

The Spratlys and Treason


(Photo from Malaya. Red area covers near Palawan Island shorelines. There are ongoing El Nido offshore oil explorations, so it’s not only Kalayan Group Island, Palawan is also included in the alleged deal sell-out.)

Sold: 24,000 sq. km. of Philippine territory at Ellen Tordesilla's blog. The much disputed 'selling-out' of the Spratlys by Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to the Chinese government, including 24,000 sq km of Philippine territory for oil exploration, which encompasses Palawan, the leading environmentally-conscious province of the country. Read more here. And Six RP-occupied islands covered in controversial Spratlys deals talks more about the coordinates specified in the Annex of the agreement. For a another detailed report of the sell-out and the people and departments involved, check out Ricky Carandang's blog First the Spratlys, Next Palawan?


The Rallies


(Photo by Rep. Teddy CasiƱo)

More photos of the Ayala interfaith rally.



(Photo by Kabayan)

Of Symbols and Manifestos, more photo scenes of gloria-out rallies.



(photo from arkibongbayan.org)

Arkibong Bayan has a website of photos, where pictures paint more telling words, with photos of Oust-Gloria rallies all over the country and around the world.



(Photo from Kabayan)

Even Philippine bloggers had their own rally in the form of a blogswarm. See a list of the blogs that participated. The blogswarm also made the news, read Blogswarm in headline news! for the Inquirer report.


The Struggles and Fight


(Photo from EQ)

The Equalizer presents poll results from his blog, Gloria Arroyo versus the People:"The Final Straw"Scenario.




The Philippines under scrupulous powers, called the "circles of infuence" by Secretary Neri. This is the chart presented to the Philippine Senate for investigation which shows six families that influence Philippine politics. Manolo Quezon has more in his post, Dodging Concrete Demands.



(Photo by Kabayan)

For Whom do We Fight For? (Conclusion), a heartfelt reminder of the things we're fighting for from Kabayan. A must read.

1 comment:

chriztina298 said...

I must say that for last four years the Philippines government is still like what you have in photos here in your blogs. The rallies are still here, and until now the government problem with Gloria cannot solve. Thanks for sharing.

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