To answer queries posted on this blog regarding who we are and what we stand for, we are posting the ad we printed in the Philippine Daily Inquirer on 9 November 2005. Please read on.
Fight for what’s Right!
Is it right for GMA to cling to power up to 2010 and maybe beyond?
More than 80% of Filipinos believe that she cheated. 79% believe she should have been impeached, and 51% believed she should be removed through people power if impeachment fails.*
Whether she cheated or not is no longer the only issue. The question is whether she should remain in Malacañang without the support of the people.
Is it right for GMA to use any means to remain in power?
So far, she has trashed the impeachment, declared CPR, enforced EO 464, threatened emergency power or martial law, initiated hearings versus Gudani & Balutan, accused Cory and Drilon of a coup plot and continues to harass Bro. Eddie.
Is it right for her to use government positions and favors as rewards for unconditional loyalty to her?
A long-standing moratorium on logging in protected areas of
If you answered NO to any of these questions, join the Black & White Movement. No one can afford to sit this one out. The alternative may be more violent upheaval.
Is the Black and White Movement right for you?
We’ve been called ‘non-entities’. We are the non-celebrity middle forces who simply love our country. We are not extremists. We are not ”trapos”. We are not for Erap and we are not Marcos supporters.
We pay our taxes. We have neither vested interests nor political ambitions. We only want to put the country on the right track - as soon as possible.
Is Our Objective the right one?
To give the middle forces a venue and a voice to vent their outrage at the disgraceful conduct of the highest official of the land.
What is the right action to take?
The Black and White Movement is committed to legal, constitutional, and non-violent solutions. These will be implemented peaceably, democratically with the least disruption to our fragile economy.
Our prescription: 1) A massive, nationwide signature campaign for the non-violent removal of GMA from office.
2) Ask the VP to take over as the Turnaround President who will call for a special election in 2007 after revamping the Comelec.
3) If the VP is unwilling, he must resign as well. It then becomes necessary for the Senate President to call for Special Elections according to the Constitution.
If you answered yes to any of these questions, welcome to the Black and White Movement.