Blowing their whistles in support of former Commission on Audit (COA) Auditor Heidi Mendoza and former military budget officer George Rabusa, members of Akbayan party on Monday staged a creative action to condemn the prevalent corruption inside the Armed forces of the Philippines (AFP) involving the former generals of the previous administration.
Dubbed as the “blow your whistle for the brave whistleblowers”, truth advocates carried “oversized whistles”, noise gadgets and colorful posters at Philcoa, Quezon City where they conducted their “truth action.” They blew and gave away whistles to passersby and motorists to symbolize the people’s support to Mendoza and Rabusa. The group also said their activity is a way of telling the public that the search for truth, justice and accountability is not yet over.
“We give our utmost support to the brave whistleblowers that dared expose the gargantuan corruption inside the military. We laud them for their courageous efforts and as such, Akbayan together with the Filipino people will match it with the same act of bravery not only to expose the truth but also to hold those involved responsible,” former Akbayan representative Risa
We, from Akbayan welcome the announcement of President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III concerning the naming of our very own, Akbayan President Ronald Llamas as one of his Presidential Advisers. We are honored by this pronouncement as it proves once more the sincerity, intensity and expertise of our leaders and of our political party in working towards the fulfillment of our people’s aspiration of a democratic and people-oriented government committed to reforms.
In keeping with our academic nature, Pulse Asia disseminates to the public some findings from its April 2010 Pre-Election national survey.
The survey fieldwork was conducted from April 23 to 25, 2010 using face-to-face interviews. Key developments in April 2010 include the following:
Group says Ang Galing Pinoy failed to submit required evidence proving Mikey’s link to marginalized sector, asks COMELEC to exercise “motu proprio jurisdiction” to disqualify Arroyo
Chief Justice appointment is best left to the next president, said Akbayan Party-List.
Akbayan Party-list called upon the Supreme Court to block petitions to allow Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to prematurely appointment the successor to Chief Justice Reynato Puno by filing an opposition to the pending petitions.
“To approve such petitions will be an affront to our constitution,” Akbayan Party-List Chair Emeritus Etta Rosales reminded the Supreme Court on Thursday.
According to Rosales, there is sufficient time to fill in the vacancy that CJ Puno will leave upon his retirement on May 17.
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