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we disagree with the senators on con-ass

June 15, 2009 Leave a comment

not that we hate the senators, but to me time is not the issue for junking con-ass. the key issue is that the people do not want it. that is the first reason, bar none. 

that can be founded on many things – it can come from mistrust of arroyo, the fear that somehow term extension will be inserted. people are not only tired of arroyo, they can’t push time to be quicker to see her move out of malacanang. if an inventor finally designs a time machine, i am sure most filipinos will donate their hard earned money to buy one to use it just once – to fast forward time to may 2010. 

the second reason is the brutish way they got the con-ass to roll out of congress. there was blatant disregard of laws, processes and common decency. it was as if the congressmen who passed it in congress thought the whole populati0n was in some coma and that we will not notice nor will we protest against what they did.

the past days after the makati rally has seen all kinds of statements from arroyo’s allies. there were some loose talk on proponents offering a truce in exchange for no to con-ass groups from stopping the rallies. we took a 10 minute nap on that.

then the slip up which woke us up when an arroyo admin official said arroyo plans to run for congress in pampanga. not that we did not know, but that monstrous freudian slip confirmed in our minds that all of these is designed to get arroyo to extend her term beyond 2010.

time is very important now. bit for me, can i just have a big clock to smash it on some one’s head?    


Senators: No time left for Charter change

By Maila Ager
First Posted 16:45:00 06/15/2009

MANILA, Philippines – Senators chided their colleagues in the House of Representatives for saying that there was enough time left before the 2010 elections to amend the Constitution by convening a constituent assembly. Senator Francis Pangilinan said the Charter change proponents were “so out of touch with reality.” “They just don’t get it. Now is not the time for Cha-cha [Charter change]. Not without the Senate. Not just six months before the 2010 election period. Not without a budget, and, most importantly, not without the support of the public,” Pangilinan said in a statement on Monday.

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There’s time for Con-ass, say Arroyo allies

‘Justiceable’ cause for Supreme Court to resolve

By Gil C. Cabacungan Jr.
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 01:49:00 06/15/2009

MANILA, Philippines—President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s allies in the House of Representatives believe there is enough time to amend the Constitution and secure a Supreme Court ruling on it before the 2010 elections.

Sorsogon Rep. Jose Solis and Nueva Ecija Rep. Rodolfo Antonino, stalwarts of the administration-backed Lakas-Kampi-CMD, revealed that the House would immediately convene a constituent assembly (Con-ass) even without the Senate after the President’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 27.

The move, Solis and Antonino said, would be enough to create a “justiciable” cause for the high court to decide whether a Con-ass, as a Charter change (Cha-cha) mode, could be formed by House members representing the three-fourths vote needed to convene such an assembly.

The Senate has argued that voting in a Con-ass, contained in House Resolution No. 1109 approved earlier this month, should be made separately and not jointly.

“This matter has taken utmost public importance and urgency, I don’t think the Supreme Court will take long in coming up with a decision. I think two months will be enough,” Antonino said in an interview.

Solis was more optimistic that the decision would come in one month. “There will be enough time for Cha-cha before the 2010 polls if the Supreme Court upholds HR 1109,” Solis said.

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Want To Understand What Con-Ass Is All About? Read Pinoy Bloggers Here

June 12, 2009 Leave a comment

want  to know what con-ass is all about? need more information about con-ass? want to know the opinion of others?

we are publishing here a wide range of postings from various pinoy bloggers for all pinoys to get informed and get the opinions of others. read their posts here and decide for yourself the action you will take.

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Con-Ass RAPISTSentative Antonino feels the heat, offers truce. Does he think No To Con-Ass groups are idiots?

June 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Con-Ass RAPISTSentative Rodolfo Antonino

i do not know if i was going to laugh or going to cry when i read this news article on what RAPISTSentative said — “If everybody will stop and suspend [protest rallies against Charter change], we, the pro- Cha-cha, will suspend our moves to convene the constituent assembly (Con-ass),”

i wanted to cry because of the gall of this congressman to actually offer a truce to a much greater power that he and the con-ass RAPISTSentatives can muster. they are obviously afraid of the No To Con-Ass groups and the rally that was held in makati. he felt its power where in such a short notice groups from across philippine society came together to protest con-ass.

i wanted to laugh because crying for his idiocy is just too much. why would No To Con Ass groups stop the protests when all he is offering is they will “suspend” their moves? does he think No To Con Ass groups and individuals are idiots?

we will only suspend the rallies if they completely withdraw HR 1109. that is the only way that it can be done. and here are words he should remember — the No To Con Ass groups will always be there ready to mount more protests if they continue.

here is how you can send an email to RAPISTsentative Antonino, click here:


MANILA – Following nationwide protests against new moves to amend the charter, Nueva Ecija Representative Rodolfo Antonino, a member of the ruling Lakas-CMD-Kampi, on Thursday offered critics a conditional truce.

“If everybody will stop and suspend [protest rallies against Charter change], we, the pro- Cha-cha, will suspend our moves to convene the constituent assembly (Con-ass),” Antonino said in a press conference on Thursday.

Antonino is a key mover in the passage of House Resolution 1109 (HR 1109) convening Congress into a constituent assembly to amend the Constitution without the participation of the Senate.

However, he said the offer of a truce is his “personal initiative,” and not a party decision of the ruling Lakas-CMD-Kampi.

No To Con-Ass Power – across the board, in lightning speed

June 11, 2009 Leave a comment

the power of the people’s movement against the Con-Ass is at the same time  the same as before and new. but what calls attention in a very stark and obvious way is the new things that we saw unfold in this No To Con-Ass Power.

you see its power from people from all walks of life coming together to express it’s sentiments of outrage and rejection of con-ass. many of them banded together, formed small groups and did their own protest or forms of expressing their rejection of con-ass. across these individuals and individual groups run a common thread of rejection of con-ass.

what we saw in makati is a true representation of philippine society from the rich to the poor, the powerful and the powerless across all types of demographics and psychographics.

what is even more startling and this shows its true strength and power is by the speed by which individuals and groups came out to express their rejection of con-ass. it was lightning speed – withing a 24 to 48 hours of the House Of RAPISTSentatives passing HR 1109, groups were on the street in front of Ateneo asking motorists to honk their horns to protest con-ass.

a new component and this one showed massive power was the internet. in lightning speed, individuals and small groups released a logo for the movement, a website set up, numerous blogs publishing their views, twitter churning twits and a facebook account set-up.  the facebook component registered thousands almost immediately and is expected to reach 200,000 by the end of the week.

the power that the internet showed on the anti con-ass was so strong that traditional media like abs cbn’s prime time national news program ran a story on it last night  and major national newspapers also had it on their front pages.

the internet allows people who are not in the country, those outside of metro manila and those who are not available to join street protests to register their sentiments and their voices heard. 

by itself the numbers who used the internet as a form of protest are already huge, multiply than by at least 1o times and you will get the number of people who have read these postings on the internet.   these silent majority on the internet is a mother load of voices that will be heard in time.

and that is where the weakness of arroyo lie.

one of the biggest problems of arroyo is she is either immune, clueless or in-denial or all of it on the sentiments of the people. this is one president who was sworn in and actually promise to serve the people in her own terms, not in terms of what the people want and need, nor for the common good.

she has always underestimated or have turned a blind eye and mind to the the true sentiments of the people. this blindness is most susceptible to the power of the internet. the internet is largely invisible in numbers. clicks and hits are just numbers that one can easily forget the clicks and hits were done by humans, most probably all pinoys.

saying more on this may be futile, but this needs to be said for the last time – The  No To Con-Ass Power is across the board, in lightning speed. the wall has the writing on it.

House Of RAPISTSentatives’ passing of Con-Ass HR1109 a terrorist act

June 8, 2009 Leave a comment

HR 1109 a terrorist act

HR 1109 a terrorist act


The number of the Resolution to convene a Constitutitonal Assembly (CONASS) – 1109 – is the reverse of 0911 [read New York and September 11]. This is in tune with Bro. Eddie Villanueva calling the mastermind as the ‘terrorist’.

Is it not that 09 in Roman numerals is IX, and 11 is XI? Placing them together: 0911 is IxxI. Some say that the 2 I’s stand for the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.

And for 1109, the configuration is similar. xIIx. The 2 I’s stand for the Senate and the House of Representatives. Will it implode in smoke and dust?

Mere coincidence?

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a call to pinoy blogs and bloggers to link blogs on Con-Ass HR 1109

June 6, 2009 24 comments

We are issuing this call to all pinoy blogs and bloggers  to link to other blogs discussing or posting on the issue of the House Of Representatives passing HR 1109 in congress. Link to these blogs even if your blog’s topic is not on anything related to HR 1109.
HR 1109 is one the most important actions of the current congress that will affect the whole country and our lives.
Let us link together to give pinoys the opportunity to be properly informed on the issue so that they can intelligently decide on their own or join a group to take action.
Read up on Con-Ass HR 1109 and what Pinoy bloggers are saying about it here:


here is a list of pinoy blogs where  the topic of the House Of RAPISTSentative’s Con-Ass HR 1109 are posted. it is a long list (and growing) and each one giving a perspective on the con-ass. there are those who admit they were not political in nature, knew very little about cha-cha but now say that when they read about it, they understood what it meant and what he/she must do. the views and perspectives may be as many as the blogs are, they are however, united on one single point – the country must say no to con-ass!

click below, visit other blogs. you will surely see a perspective that you share with the authors:


we have started a new page in this blog where we publish posts from other bloggers on the con-ass issue. this will give a smpler of the varied perspectives but common thread of no to con-ass! click here:

to blog owners and bloggers: please copy and paste the above links in a post in your own blog.  if you read anything interesting in any of the blogs, please quote it and direct your readers to follow the link.

to readers of 2010 Presidentiables: above is a long list of blogs where you can find varied information and opinions on  HR 1109, please click any of it to get informed.  let your friends and family know about these links.

Fr. Bernas On Con-Ass: House of RAPISTSentatives announced they’ll commit a crime

June 6, 2009 Leave a comment

father bernas, SJ is a reknowned expert on the constitution and the law says what the congressmen did was to announce they will commit a crime when they passed HR 1109. fr. bernas was being very kind.

what the congressmen did was a gang rape of the country and democracy, the constitution it’s first victim. that earns the 2009 philippine congress the title House Of Rapistsentatives.



Bernas: They announced they’ll commit a crime

by Leila Salaverria

Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 04:51:00 06/05/2009
MANILA, Philippines—There is no reason to take House Resolution No. 1109 to the Supreme Court because what the majority members in the House of Representatives essentially did on Tuesday night was to announce that they would commit a crime, constitutionalist Fr. Joaquin Bernas said Thursday.

“To my mind, the only thing they achieved was that they shot their foot. They did not do any damage yet,” Bernas said in a forum at Ateneo de Manila University.

“What they said was, ’Ladies and gentlemen, we are going to violate the Constitution.’ But they did not violate the Constitution. That is why, to my mind, there is nothing yet to bring to the Supreme Court,” he said.

And if the House tries to bypass the Senate and takes proposed constitutional amendments to the Commission on Elections for a plebiscite, it will be “a fatal mistake,” Bernas also said.

“The amendments can only take effect if approved by a plebiscite, which they have to present to the Senate,” he pointed out.

Commenting on the possible extension of the terms of elective officials, Bernas said the Supreme Court and the military would play a part in pushing it through.

“So how real is the threat of extension? It is real only if the Supreme Court will cooperate … and more so the military,” he said.

The alternative, he said, might be a people power revolt similar to what took place in 1986. He noted that after that revolt, the justices of the Supreme Court were replaced.

“Justices might think of that if ever they are tempted to cooperate in the gang rape of the Constitution,” Bernas said.

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