Legal rights and environment group asks Arroyo to resign

Mar. 08, 2008

Today, the call for patriotic duty is upon us, all freedom-loving and justice-

seeking citizens, peoples as well as women and men of the Philippines!

Today, we are called upon to exercise our sovereign will in this historic moment, and to reclaim our self-respect and dignity as a nation.

We are called upon once more to mobilize our collective courage and unityour Power as a People, to bring an end to an illegitimate, corrupt , ruthless and rapacious Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA) government.

In recent days, we staged various forms of protests nationwide to demand the resignation, ouster or stepping down of the GMA government, not only for its lack of legitimacy, unbridled greed, grave human rights abuses and widespread repression. We also resisted a recalcitrant and shameless regime for its gross violations of the constitution, the sell-out of national sovereignty and patrimony, the betrayal of national and people’s interests and the betrayal of public trust.

It took the damning testimony of one courageous whistleblower of the cancelled $329-million National Broadband Network (NBN) deal to shock and enrage an entire nation that was informed of the extent to which this government will go in its monumental greed, ruthlessness and cling to power.

Rodolfo Lozada Jr. has shown us what courage and patriotic duty is about. Just as our other brave men and women, our heroes and martyrs of past and present showed us that a just cause against an unjust regime is worth the resistance and sacrifice. Just as we have been showed that this country and its people are worth dying for.

Today, we are gathered and mobilized around our rallying call: ARROYO REGIME OUT NOW! We say enough of the Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA) regime . It is a government of lies and of leaders enriching themselves at the expense of the people’s natural resources and patrimony and the labor of our toiling people. We say enough of cover-ups and impunity for this regime’s evil deeds.

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