Monday, 13 September 2010

Why has Philippine media given Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo a honeymoon period?

Why has the Philippine media given Gloria Macagapal Arroyo a honeymoon period?

with the same vigor that the public hounded President Benigno Aquino III, demanding to know what he was doing while a busload of Hong Kong tourists were being held hostage. The public deserves to know what Arroyo was doing on the day 57 people including journalists were massacred by some of her closest political allies on November 23, 2009.

Questions asked by people like Trixie Cruz:


I was wondering why there is no national outrage that she is still walking around free. Why is there no national outrage that those who opposed Gloria Arroyo are still either in jail or suffering the effects of blowing the whistle on her? I suppose its also because the executive must take the lead. 

  • Where are the investigations? 
  • Where are the audits being conduted? 
  • What are the results?
  • When do we see actual cases being filed against GMA and her co-horts? 
  • If the government needs the public to assist it, where is the call for witnesses?

What the hell is going on?

Aquino is leaving it up to others to take the lead in the prosecution (political or judicial) of GMA and her cohorts. But he cannot do that. It is one of his campaign promises.

There doesn't seem to be any movement in what appears to be an increasing toothless Truth Commission. 

The more important question for everyone is,


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