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SONA 2009: The Real State of the Nation

Professor Roland Simbulan of the Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG) has provided an overview of the 9-year Arroyo presidency.Professor Simbulan compared Mrs. Macapagal-Arroyo with the LOTR character Gollum, who will do everything just to keep the Ring of Power.Prof. Simbulan's article, "GOLLUM IS HERE! Keeping Power at the Expense of the People and our Institutions", outlined the 5 major points that characterize the regime of Pres. Arroyo.1. The military which is supposed to be an institution for the defense of the nation and the Filipino people, has become an institution for the preservation of personal power by the president. There is no distinction made between national security and personal security of the president.2. Corruption at the highest levels of power has even become more entrenched, with the head of state and political allies leading/governing by negative example.3. Manipulation and undermining of Philippine political and economic institu…

Life of a soapmaker dedicated to green principles

Slideshow: A Deepening Humanitarian Crisis in Maguindanao

The 'Save-Us-or-Else' Banks: A Critique of Barack Obama's Vaunted Financial Reform