Bloggers Join The Impeach-Arroyo Drive

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Manolo Quezon and bloggers filed a complaint for intervention seeking to include the thwarted Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to the charges in the impeachment complaint against President Gloria M. Arroyo. I admit I am not that knowledgeable of the political situation but thanks to my dear husband he explained to me Why The Intervention in the Impeachment Case is Proper and Should Be Allowed. The intervention move seeks to include among the grounds for impeachment GMA’s complicity in the aborted MOA which would have established a Bangsamoro Juridical Entity and effectively given away a significant chunk of the republic to the MILF. This can be viewed as treason.

I laud the bloggers for taking this action. It’s so easy to blog, rant, talk and comment about the state of our nation, our president and the corruption and all we want in our blogs and I believe it is not enough.

As a Filipino citizen, I have a vested right to ensure, by whatever lawful means, that the laws of the land are upheld and violators held accountable. I am one with the bloggers who will join the launch of an online revolution.

Instead of taking to the streets, Richard Rivera (one of the intervenors) said that the bloggers have opened two websites on which will be posted scandals involving Malacanang. Bloggers are an untapped force with as many as 3.1 million bloggers in the Philippines based on a Synovate survey.

I know it won’t be easy and it could be a long shot. Who said change was easy anyway? It isn’t easy to get out of our comfort zone. Some of us may be jaded or disillusioned because the People Power Revolution failed to bring us to real change and recovery. I continue to hope and hope for the sake of my children’s future, and the future of their children.

I talked about the SONA 2008: A Mother’s Hope for the sake of my children’s future. I have hopes that our future politicians will do their jobs and ““walk the talk”.

I am also aware that I am powerless over the big tasks ahead. I have no power to control others, what they do, what they did, or what they might do. I recognize that I should stop wasting my time and energy trying to change and control that which I cannot change and control.

The only change I have control of is my attitude and my actions. I continue to have faith and hope.

Here is the letter of complaint

Final Complaint in Intervention MOA

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Among those who signed this document are the following bloggers, who have decided to take their personal stands not just in the blogosphere but in the institutions of our nation.

Marck Ronald Rimorin, The Marocharim Experiment
Arbet W. Bernardo, [email protected],
Richard Rivera, New Philippine Revolution,
Jeremy Gatdula, Blurry Brain,
Manuel L. Quezon III, The Daily Dose,
Maria Jose (in Davao City), Alleba Politics,

You can also find Manolo’s statement in yesterday’s press conference at the House of Representatives (Inquirer report here)

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