Student, women and Moro groups

commemorate EDSA 1 anniversary with Oust GMA call


Zamboanga City


February 25, 2008




Photos courtesy of SUARA BANGSAMORO


Students and women groups in Zamboanga City joined the nationwide call for the ouster of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in time of the commemoration of the 22nd anniversary of the EDSA1 Uprising.

Moro group Kawagib Moro Human Rights and Liga ng Kabataang Moro led the picket-rally of Moro youth at the Plaza Pershing in Zamboanga City as the Moro people in Zamboanga City's answer to the call of the nationawide commemoration of the EDSA1.

Kawagib Moro Human Rights secretary-general Sittie Sundang is being interviewed by ABSCBN Zamboanga City for the Moro people's stand on the nationwide call for the ouster of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Moro youth group Liga ng Kabataang Moro - Zamboanga City chapter also called for the stop to US-RP Joint Balikatan Exercises in Moro areas.

Leah Minoza of Gabriela-Youth in Western Mindanao State University led the student women members of Gabriela Youth in commemoration of EDSA1 in Zamboanga City.





By Prof. Jose Maria Sison

Chief Political Consultant

National Democratic Front of the Philippines

15 February 2008


Gloria M. Arroyo, the fake president, is ripe for ouster by the broad mass movement of the Filipino people as a result of her record of moral bankruptcy, subservience to foreign interests, brazen corruption and systematic human rights violations.


The flagrant use of bribery to remove Rep. Jose de Venecia from the speakership and the use of kidnapping in an attempt to silence Rodolfo Jun Lozada have served to underscore the issue of corruption and to outrage the broad masses of the people.


The Arroyo regime has become so isolated and so desperate that it has directed its military and police minions to concoct tales about anti-Arroyo assassination plots and spread fears about possible violence in mass actions in order to intimidate the people and the legal democratic forces.


The regime is seeking to justify the state violence that the military and police are poised to unleash in order to disrupt and stop the growth of the mass actions. In this regard, the regime and its military and police henchmen are being called upon to respect the right of the people to speak and assemble.


As far as I know from the official pronouncements of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), the New People’s Army (NPA) is sympathizing with and encouraging the legal and peaceful mass actions in the urban areas and is directing its military tactical offensives against the people’s enemies in the countryside in consonance with the strategic line of protracted people’s war.


The sheer growth of the legal and peaceful mass actions in the national capital region and on a national scale in the coming days, weeks and months can encourage the military and police to withdraw support from the Arroyo ruling clique and can suffice to cause the resignation, impeachment or outright ouster of  the illegitimate and morally bankrupt president. ###


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