Writers for Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's Resignation or Ouster sign now

We are poets and other writers who fully agree with National Artist Napoleon Abuevas recent declaration calling on President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to resign from her post. Her fraudulent victory in the May 2004 election together with her record of economic and political maladministration, subservience to foreign vested interests and suppression of the most basic human freedoms have rendered her totally unfit to stay in Malacaсang a day more.

As writers, we remember that one of Macapagal-Arroyos first and gravest offenses was against the freedom of expression, a basic right enshrined in no less than the Philippine Constitution and much treasured by literary and other cultural workers. Her banning of Live Show, a well-researched film about how extreme poverty forces many of our countrymen into the darkest depths of self-degradation in exchange for food on the table one of the Presidents oft-repeated promises was one of the very first issues against her.

In contrast, she has not even lifted a finger against the most brazen displays of obscenity by noontime show hosts and so-called singers and actors who have lent their names to her various propaganda gimmicks.

Macapagal-Arroyos total absence of even the slightest respect for freedom of expression would be further shown not only by her administrations various attempts to gag the media and the cultural sector, but also by her governments bestowing of significant national awards to, among others, self-appointed literary mentors who have made a living out of discouraging novice writers from taking the path of social concern thus severely limiting the possibilities of development for literature in the Philippines, a country plagued by ages-old societal ills that clamor to be written about.

Clearly, Macapagal-Arroyo views the act of luring beginning writers into taking the road of apathy to the nations plight in contrast to the sterling traditions of Dr. Jose Rizal, our National Hero; and Amado V. Hernandez, himself a National Artist for Literature and deceptively leading them along the path of treachery to the people, as a significant contribution to the development of Philippine literature and culture.

Macapagal-Arroyo asks that we sing hosannas to those who sell us the most dangerous hallucinogens amid an over-all national condition that calls for the most sober thoughts and actions.

On top of all these, Macapagal-Arroyo would even attempt to conscript writers and other cultural workers for her governments hypocritical campaign to propagate an anti-corruption culture. The current occupant of Malacaсang, whose name has figured in more than ten large-scale corruption scandals, is in absolutely no position to instill anti-corruption values in the minds and hearts of the people.

Her brand of anti-corruption culture is one that punishes those who blow the whistle on the big fish like former Public Estates Authority (PEA) director Sulficio Tagud, Jr., Rear Admiral Guillermo Wong of the Philippine Navy, and Landbank teller Acsa Ramirez while keeping the guns trained on the small fry. It is an anti-corruption culture that will only teach the people particularly the young that petty crime does not pay but high crime pays big time.

For these, we demand that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo step out of Malacaсang, and we commit to either joining or supporting all actions aimed at her ouster as a prerequisite to building a transition council that would pave the way for reforms that would go beyond the scope of a mere regime change.

Enough is enough, Mrs. President. It is time to finish the final chapter of your book.

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  • 24 November 2015200. Ferdz M
    Gloria Arroyo is most unfit to govern an ailing nation Affiliation Concerned Filipinos in Honolulu
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  • 14 September 2015195. Chester M
    GMA is the Resident Evil in Malacanang. Exorcism ang kailangan! Out with the Demonyita at the Palace! Affiliation Netizen
  • 07 September 2015194. Rex Delac
    grabe talaga si gma!!! makarma ka sana!!!
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  • 28 August 2015192. Prince Schultz
    RESIGN NOW Affiliation OFW
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  • 22 July 2015190. Jesusa B
    Gloria Arroyo is a terrible disgrace to his father, Pres. Diosdado Macapagal, and to the entire Filipino race. Affiliation Newsvine.com
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  • 07 July 2015188. Glehna Francemdelosr
    Pekeng Pangulo, Gloria Arroyo! Affiliation GABRIELA Youth Metro Baguio
  • 07 April 2015187. Duane C
    being a proud filipino living in the states i am currently aware of this situation and seeing her (GMA) pathetic attempt to apologize to the nation i grew up in, it just made me sick. Bill Clinton pulled it off because it was a personal problem between hi
  • 18 February 2015186. Bienvenido C
    you made a mockery of justice system. Affiliation OFW
  • 09 February 2015185. David Michaelmsanj
    BE GONE YE ROGUE! CHEAT, LIAR, PLUNDERER, THIEF, MURDERER, GO TO HELL! STEP DOWN! BACK-OFF! Affiliation La Liga Patriotica; Pambansang Samahan sa Linggwistikang Filipino (PSLF) http://david.neo.to
  • 06 February 2015184. Erwilyn Leias
    Kung pwede ang sorry, sana wala nang pulis! Hehehe.. GMA, alis dyan! Affiliation White & Blue (official student publication of SLU), CEGP
  • 03 February 2015183. Flor Maeg
    sobra na ang pag hihirap ng bayan, umalis kana sa pwesto.tang na ka pahirap sa bayan
  • 31 January 2015182. Adam E
    oust gma!
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    GMA should take her final bow , leave her post as president and let other's lead the country. She doesn't deserve to be our leader. Liars and cheaters go to hell. Affiliation Continental Teves Inc. (Japan) --Quality Engineer
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    I've never felt the country's financial hardship as badly as I've felt it during that regime of that dwarf, who is very upsetting. My friends and relatives are now making an exodus to greener pastures...these are professionals whom I never dreamed would l
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  • 30 July 2014174. Shooters Prince
    gloria alis dyan sa pwesto mo ala kang kwentang pangulo mas magaling pa siguro si eddie gil kesa kay gloria.kasi si eddie sobrang kuripot ni hindi mag bayad ng cater.si gloria nag momodmod pa ng perang hindi sa kanya.. Affiliation tacloban action stars

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Carlos McmahonBy:
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Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo


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