imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Subscribe Calendar Publish RSS
Tell the NSA: StopWatching.US

Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

CopWatch LA

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List





IMC Network: www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech
printable version - js reader version - email this article - view hidden posts - tags and related articles
link:

Communique of the 4th Congress of the Movement for National Democracy - Philippines

by Kilusan (KPD) Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at 4:29 PM

The Kilusan sa Pambansang Demokrasya (Movement for National Democracy) successfully held its Fourth National Congress in the City of Baguio on November 28-30, 2012 with the theme: Assiduously conduct political and organizational consolidation! Expose and Oppose Imperialism and Neocolonialism! Persevere in the Fight for National Democracy.

Communique of the 4t...
2012-kilusan-sa-pambansang-demokrasya-kpd-movement.jpg, image/jpeg, 476x318

The former National Council decided on the theme bearing in mind that the policies of the present government in the Philippines, while appearing to improve governance and the fiscal situation of the country, cater primarily to the interests of foreign monopoly capitalists. The Aquino administration adheres in every respect to neoliberalism despite the glaring and apalling reality that this brought the capitalist world to the crisis that exploded in 2008, has not been remedied and is deepening.

One hundred and nineteen (119) delegates attended the congress. These delegates came from five regions of Luzon, Central Visayas and two regions of Mindanao. They represented the following sectors: workers, urban poor, farmers, women, youth, artists and teachers. A small number of lawyers and priests were also among the delegates.

The delegates marched from the grounds of the congress venue to the session hall as members of Teatrong Bayan, Galo Tepangan, and Teatro Linaaw sang the March of the Kilusan. This was followed by musical numbers and plays presented by the three cultural artists’ groups, after which, Chester Amparo, the Secretary General acknowledged and welcomed the delegates, observers and other participants.

Jose Eleuterio “Pete” Pinlac, chairperson of Kilusan opened the Fourth National Congress at 10:30am.

The Congress approved the agenda. The approval of the minutes of the Third National Congress followed.

Pinlac discussed the international and national situation and the challenges posed on the people’s movement.

Amparo read the report on the four-year work of the movement. Among the highlights are the following:

1. The number of regions covered increased, from eight to 10. The number of cities and towns covered also increased significantly;

2. The membership of our mass organizations increased by 60%. All areas contributed to this increase but the most significant of these is the National Capital Region (NCR) that has newly-opened areas through the efforts of the area formations;

3. Some area formations and sectoral organizations have opened new fields that are of significance. Among others, we have opened and developed favorable opportunities for the building and national line-industry unions. We have built a peasant alliance that could hasten the organizing work among peasants in Southern Luzon.

4. The Kilusan consistently waged campaigns that left an indelible mark in the people’s history of struggle. Among these are the campaigns against the VFA and US military presence, against the recommissioning of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, for the implementation of labor standards particularly in Hanjin and against wanton mining and for a rational mining policy.

5. The Kilusan initiated the building of alliances both in the national and local levels to broaden participation and advance the struggle on ceratin issues like the VFA, the Nuclear Plant, the coal plant in Mariveles, demolition of vendors’ stalls and the slave-like treatment of workers in Hanjin.

The Committee on Constitutional Ammendments presented the proposed ammendments to the organization’s Constitution. These were discussed and approved by the Congress. The two biggest ammendments are:

1. The shortened name of the organization will be changed from the letters KPD into Kilusan (Movement);

2. The National Congress willl be convened every five years instead of every three years.

The Fourth Congress divided itself into groups for the workshops that presented proposals for the five-year program. The five-year program centers on the following:

1. An education campaign on neoliberalism, the global capitalist crisis and the low-intensity democracy that the PNoy Aquino Administration is putting into operation in the country.

2. Information drive and actions to expose and oppose the PNoy presidency’s deception: in its stand regarding the US military presence especially in the plan to open Subic for US military use; in its Public-Private Partnership Scheme; in allowing the plunder of the country’s resources; in its paying a mere lip service to human rights; in its stand regarding contractualization and increasing unemployment; in its ‘hands off’ policy regarding wage hikes; in its inaction towards continually rising prises of basic commodities, utilities, health services and education; and, in its hollow development policy─extractive industries for the use of big business and for increased revenue collection and allowing casinos and similar establishments to complement enhanced tourism.

The Fourth Congress of the Kilusan elected a set of new national leaders that will serve for the next five years. Atty. Virginia Laxa-Suarez, the chairperson of KAISA KA, a women’s organization affiliated with the Kilusan, was elected secretary-general of the Kilusan. She will also be the national spokesperson of the Kilusan.

At three o’clock of Bonifacio Day 2012, the session hall of the Fourth National Congress reverberated with applause as all the delegates expressed support for the new leadership, eagerness to contribute to achieve the targets for the next five years and gladness for the indisputable success of the Congress.

Baguio City, Philippines

http://www.kpdpilipinas.com


Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Local News

Families Protest Abusive Foreclosure Practices of Wells Fargo Bank A26 10:37AM

How is CCSA's Ref Rodriguez hiding his billionaire and ideologue contributors? A21 12:08PM

What drives charter profiteer Ref Rodriguez? A21 12:04PM

Los Angeles Artist Threatens 40 Million Dollar Law Suit for Public Storage Illegal Auction A20 4:08PM

RAC-LA Community Center Grand Opening A20 1:44PM

KPFK and Pacifica- woes unrelenting... A19 4:20PM

RAC-LA Community Center Badly Needs Your Support A14 10:09PM

Meet Green elected school board members, Sunday, March 29 in LA - 4pm M26 2:36AM

Californians Shame Regulators For Teaching Big Oil How To Skirt Law and Pollute Our Water M25 5:28PM

Next "Star Wars" to score in Los Angeles for First Time in Franchise History M25 10:43AM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

The Battle for Jobs M26 4:43AM

Sham Yemen Peace Conference Postponed M26 4:33AM

Trapps de la domination, trapps de l'aliénation M25 11:05PM

USA, fbi, et al Crimes Against Humanity M25 9:19PM

Netanyahu Appoints Right-Wing Extremist to Head Israel's Diplomatic Corps M25 11:33AM

Venezuelan/Palestinian Relations: Based on Brotherhood, Solidarity and Mutual Support M25 9:27AM

Propaganda Accompanies Kiev's Buildup for Escalated Aggression M25 7:35AM

Washington Created the Islamic State (ISIS) M25 4:45AM

Paraphysique de la naissance M24 11:15PM

fbi/Gestapo M24 12:34PM

Netanyahu: Hate-Mongering Racist, Mass Murderer, Serial Liar M24 11:27AM

US-Supported Islamic State Terrorists Seize Palmyra M24 9:31AM

Grand Theft Poroshenko M24 7:35AM

Hillary Clinton Endorses GMOs M24 4:54AM

Margaret Sommers - Public Storage's "CUNT OF THE YEAR" M23 5:09PM

Memorial Day Dishonor and Disgrace M23 12:13PM

Russians Traveling Abroad Risk Lawless US Abduction M23 9:51AM

Obama Supports Nuclear Proliferation, Opposes Disarmament M23 7:25AM

Global March Against Monsanto Day M23 2:44AM

Endless Nakba M22 11:37AM

Jail torture trick M22 8:56AM

Obama's War on Yemen Rages M22 7:02AM

Heading Toward Financial Maidan in Ukraine? M22 4:01AM

The Shortwave Report 05/22/15 Listen Globally! M21 5:25PM

Mad men of government driving good men to distraction M21 3:13PM

Ukraine Provoking Confrontation with Russia M21 11:17AM

Saudi Arabia: Headed Toward Becoming Nuclear Armed and Dangerous? M21 7:27AM

Foreclosure Victims Occupy Senate Stump Speech of Kamala Harris M21 4:58AM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2003 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy