Category Archive: Crisis Mode

Jul 08

President leaving Palace?

Tweet DZRH reports that even as a presscon by administration congressmen, headed by Prospero Pichay, is going on in Palace, the presidential convoy is being prepared. No word as to where the convoy is going or why, the President’s car’s engine is being revved up.

Jul 08

JV Ejercito: We win!

Tweet Updates on rallies, 4:31 p.m. -the Communists are at Mabuhay rotonda; the Ayala Avenue rally is opposition, featuring Jejomar Binay and JV Ejercito crowing they are vindicated and Civil Society has lost the game; Susan Roces’s call remains unclear. Opposition is calling for system change. At the very least, Jejomar Binay and the Estradas …

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Jul 08

President: I will announce something

Tweet Palace has announced the President has an important radio announcement to make. They’re on standby. Announcement will be made on Radyo ng Bayan, the government AM station. No details are being leaked.

Jul 08

Susan Card in play?

Tweet Oppositionists at Ayala Avenue claim Susan Roces has sent word for them to march and be in the streets. Jejomar Binay, Mayor of Makati, says this is in support of the move of the cabinet officials. Chiz Escudero, on radio says: Susan’s message is her sending friendly greetings and praise to the cabinet members …

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Jul 08

Protesters at Ayala Avenue

Tweet People converging at the statue of Ninoy Aquino at the corner of Ayala Ave. and Paseo de Roxas. People power begins. Well, 1,000 to 1,500 people anyway. Update: now 2,000. Confusion as to which groups are there, but it seems the groups allied with Jejomar Binay and opposition. Reports the Communists will gather at …

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Jul 08

Cory: Resign

Tweet Cory Aquino is having a press con. She’s in yellow and black, the colors of Edsa I and Edsa Dos. She says she told the President last night the ultimate sacrifice must be made. Only two resolutions are possible: the President’s voluntary resignation; the second: impeachment, which is long, and inherently contentious. She asks …

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Jul 08

Nacionalistas: We Don”t Know

Tweet Sen. Manuel Villar, head of the Nacionalista Party, says the party position is not for the President’s resignation. The NP asks for constitutional processes to prevail. They will continue to “fiscalize,” and “assess the situation.” Jove Francisco updates his blog with more interesting bits of information. Lito Atienza very upset that as Chairman of …

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Jul 08

MBC: Resign!

Tweet Makati Business Club has just had a meeting at the Manila Peninsula, they are asking the President to resign. Constitutional succession must take place. The call is apparently being echoed by Civil Society, which is also calling for a Comelec revamp, and a Truth Comission. They will have a press conference at 4 pm …

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Jul 08

Drilon: LP really for Resignation

Tweet Franklin Drilon, Senate President, heads a press conference at the Club Filipino, clarifying the Liberal Party Stand. They are for resignation. But, if she does not resign, she must be impeached. Earlier, Rep. Tanada on ANC said the voting went as follows: Resignation 20 Impeachment 11 Leave of Absence 1 Status Quo 1 Defensor, …

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Jul 08

Gen. Abu: Calls for resignation are constitutional

Tweet General Abu, AFP chief of staff, proclaims calls for resignation as part of the constitutional process. “It is our duty to ensure these freedoms [of free expressions] are respected.” The AFP chief has made clear that they will not try to suppress protest marches. This follows earlier sober announcements.

Jul 08

Liberal Party: Resign, or something

Tweet So, finally, LP asks President to resign, sort of, because after all, she could also be impeached. while Noynoy Aquino says Cory will ask President to quit. Speaker de Venecia has galloped into the Aguinaldo Room. He’s calling for a coalition meeting this afternoon. They will accelerate shift to parliamentary-unicameral-federal government with full support …

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Jul 08

Live from the Aguinaldo Room

Tweet Angelo Reyes: Police behind President, serving notice to everyone that “government is intent on maintaining peace and order, and will act accordingly… against vested interests…” There in the State Dining Room are Executive Secretary Ermita, Justice Secretary Gonzalez, Reyes, Neda Chief Romulo Neri. Claudio, there, and Yap is back; also some faces that served …

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