inq7 is 5 today

02/27/06 at 10:26 am | Posted in INQUIRER.net | 2 Comments

Happy 5th anniversary, INQ7.net.

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cory on her way to marines hq

02/26/06 at 8:35 pm | Posted in INQUIRER.net | Leave a comment

Former president Corazon Aquino is now on her way to the Philippine Marines headquarters in Fort Bonifacio.

In a telephone interview with GMA-7 radio station dzBB, Aquino said she was on her way there with 20 to 25 people, including Teddy Boy Locsin, Butch Abad and Etta Rosales.

Asked why she was going to Fort Bonifacio, Aquino said she believes in "prayer power." "A lot of us need to be praying tonight," she said, for the peaceful resolution of this situation.

Aquino said she did not know if she would be allowed to enter Fort Bonifacio, since civilians are being driven away from the camp.

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civil society protecting querubin–tv

02/26/06 at 6:32 pm | Posted in INQUIRER.net | Leave a comment

Civil society protecting Querubin–TV

MAKATI–Members of civil society are protecting Marine Colonel Ariel Querubin, ANC television reports.

standoff at marine hq

02/26/06 at 6:25 pm | Posted in INQUIRER.net | Leave a comment

A standoff has developed between Colonel Ariel Querubin and the new Marine chief Brigadier General Nelson Allaga, GMA Network Flash Report says.

GMA Network footage shows several armored vehicles entering the Marine compound in Fort Bonifacio.

querubin calls for people power

02/26/06 at 5:48 pm | Posted in INQUIRER.net | Leave a comment

Querubin to public:
'Protect us from aggression'

By Joel Francis Guinto
INQ7.net

A MARINE Colonel implicated in the alleged thwarted plot to unseat President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo called on the public on Sunday to come to Marine headquarters in Fort Bonifacio to "protect us from aggression."

"I will wait for the people to come here and protect us from aggression," Colonel Ariel Querubin told ANC television.

Querubin said he would be holed up at the Marine Corps headquarters to show support for his former commandant, Major General Renato Miranda, who was relieved upon his request on Sunday.

When asked about the alleged threats of aggression, Querubin said, "I don't know, but I expect that to happen."

Querubin also confirmed that he planned to join street protests last Friday and that he planned to bring along a "majority" of the 400-strong Marine officer corps.

The Marine colonel said he would join protests so that efforts to oust President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo "will not turn bloody." He said Miranda tried to dissuade them from doing so.

"We were prevailed upon by General Miranda," he said.

The military had claimed that the street protests last Friday were meant to pressure Military Chief General Generoso Senga to withdraw support from Arroyo, who remains hounded by allegations of electoral fraud.

Another officer, Army Brigadier General Danilo Lim, has been placed under house arrest and relieved as commander of the First Scout Ranger Regiment also for allegedly pressuring Senga to turn against the President.

Querubin calls for ‘people power’
to support relieved Marines chief

By Alcuin Papa Inquirer

Marines Colonel Ariel Querubin on Sunday called for “people power” to protest the relief of Marine commandant Major General Renato Miranda.

Querubin, commander of a Marine brigade based in Lanao del Sur said his act was not a withdrawal of support from the chain of command but to show solidarity to Major General Miranda.

Querubin said he would be staying at the Chapel of the Marines Headquarters in Fort Bonifacio.

Miranda was relieved from his post early Sunday afternoon at his request for "personal reasons."

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marine chief relieved at his request

02/26/06 at 5:39 pm | Posted in INQUIRER.net | Leave a comment

Marine chief relieved at his request

By Joel Francis Guinto
INQ7.net

THE COMMANDANT of the battle-tested Philippine Marine Corps, Major General Renato Miranda, was granted relief from his post on Sunday due to "personal reasons," officials said.

Miranda personally asked for his relief during a meeting with his immediate superior, Navy Chief Vice Admiral Mateo Mayuga, at Navy Headquarters along Roxas Boulevard in Manila Sunday afternoon, Navy spokesman Captain Geronimo Malabanan said.

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cory, cardinal rosales lead edsa rites

02/25/06 at 12:50 pm | Posted in INQUIRER.net | Leave a comment

Aquino, Bishop Rosales lead
prayer at EDSA Shrine

By Maila Ager
INQ7.net

ORTIGAS–Former president Corazon Aquino and Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Rosales led a prayer at the EDSA Shrine in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the first People Power revolution that ended a 20-year dictatorship in the Philippines.

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rp ambassador to us says gov’t to uphold rights

02/25/06 at 12:29 pm | Posted in INQUIRER.net | Leave a comment

Gov't will uphold human rights
despite emergency rule–envoy

WASHINGTON–The Philippines will uphold human rights and the rule of law despite emergency rule imposed in the Southeast Asian archipelago to quell an alleged coup bid, its Washington envoy said Friday.

Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Friday declared a "state of national emergency," invoking powers to use the military to quell a rebellion.

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sison condemns proclamation 1017

02/25/06 at 12:26 pm | Posted in INQUIRER.net | Leave a comment

Proclamation 1017, tyrannical act
of desperation–Sison

By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
Southern Luzon Bureau
Inquirer

LUCENA CITY–The self-exiled founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines called as a "tyrannical act of desperation" President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's Proclamation 1017 that declared a state of national emergency.

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ramos appalled by state of emergency

02/25/06 at 12:17 pm | Posted in INQUIRER.net | Leave a comment

'Appalled,' Ramos says of Arroyo’s
state of emergency

By Stella O. Gonzales
Inquirer

MAKATI CITY–Former president Fidel Ramos hit President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for declaring a state of national emergency.

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