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February 25, 2009


The non-governmental think tank IBON Foundation is no stranger to controversy given how it’s perceived as a left-leaning institution.

But it is generally accepted that the methodology it employs for feeling the public pulse is scientifically sound.

Still its report that 7 in 10 Filipinos want Gloria Macapagal Arroyo out of Malacanang is being greeted with derision by Malacanang and GMA loyalists.

cerge-on-ibon-survey1But IBON’s timing is impeccable:

it’s the 23rd anniversary of the People Power Revolution and just the other day some 17 military groups or personalities issued a manifesto in support of a one-star general who let an abortive putch against Mrs. Arroyo in November 2007.

lim-site-screenshotSo depending on the reader’s political persuasion, the IBON report could be seen as fodder for the above ground political opposition or casus beli for adventurists.

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