Posted by akosistella on March 30, 2010
Calvary, as every Christian knows, is the place where Jesus Christ was crucified. Over two millennia, “calvary” has come to mean an extreme experience of physical, mental and emotional suffering.
In the past nine years, the Filipino nation has suffered its own calvary. It has suffered extreme physical, mental and emotional suffering under an administration that has misgoverned the nation and under a President whose lust for power and pelf makes her stop at nothing to attain her ends.
Malaya: Something’s cooking
LAST month, the Gloria Arroyo’s economic managers briefed the business community on the how the country fared in 2009, the year the full effects of the global slowdown washed onto local shores, and on what to expect in 2010.
As expected, the briefers boasted of the country’s resiliency, with the gross domestic product growing by 0.8 percent, and predicted good prospects of a modest recovery this year.
Phil. Star: No rebellion
To no one’s surprise, the Quezon City Regional Trial Court has dismissed the rebellion case filed by the government against members and supporters of the Ampatuan clan. A “brewing rebellion” was used by Malacañang to justify President Arroyo’s declaration of martial law in Maguindanao last year following the Nov. 23 massacre of 57 people, most of them journalists. Quezon City RTC Judge Vivencio Baclig said there was insufficient evidence to bolster the prosecution’s claim of an armed uprising as government forces hunted down the perpetrators of the massacre.
Click Phil. Star