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Duterte offers cabinet posts to Maoist Communist Party of the Philippines (tags)

On Sunday (17 May 2016), Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines president-elect, announced that his administration, which is due to take office on June 30, would restore capital punishment and issue shoot-to-kill orders to the police and military.

Philippines: Vocal DAP critic Bayan Muna Neri Colmenares also got P25M from fund (tags)

MANILA, Philippines–One of the most vocal critics of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) in the House of Representatives was allocated the economic stimulus fund that the Supreme Court recently declared unconstitutional.

Philippines: 5 Makabayan bloc legislators got P481M pork barrel (tags)

Documents from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) last year showed that five congressmen belonging to the Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives received a combined P481 million in Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) since President Aquino assumed office in 2010.

PHILIPPINES - Akbayan Celebrates Compensation Act to victims of Martial Law (tags)

Akbayan Party-list lauded the conclusion of the bicameral conference committee (bicam) on the Compensation Bill for victims of human rights violations during the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos, calling it a “victory of the Filipino people and of Philippine democracy” after a decades-long struggle of advocates and victims of Martial Law abuses for justice.

Philippine Left fielding Casiño in Senate race (tags)

MANILA, Philippines—Activists are again embarking on an uphill battle to break into the elite group that makes up the Senate, with or without a formal alliance with the well-entrenched, resource-rich parties that dominate the political landscape.

BINATIKOS ANG PAHAYAG NI AQUINO III (tags)

-Ayon sa grupong tagapamalita ng ALLIANCE NEWS na nakabase sa Los Angeles, Ipinahayag ngayon ng rebolusyonaryong kilusan sa Pilipinas na pawang kasinungalingan at panakip-butas ang laman ng talumpati ni Benigno Aquino III sa pagbubukas ng reaksyunaryong kongreso noong Hulyo 25. Pilit niyang pinalalabas na gumaganda na ang kalagayan ng bansa at patuloy ang mga pagbabago. Tinangka niyang ibalik ang tiwala ng mamamayan sa reaksyunaryong gubyerno. Pero sa desperasyon niyang takpan ang katotohanan, lalo lamang niyang ihiniwalay ang kanyang rehimen sa mamamayan. Dinagdagan lamang ni Aquino ang kawalan ng tiwala at pag-asa ng bayan sa naghaharing sistema.

Philippine CHR: We didn't clear the AFP in Melissa Roxas case (tags)

The Philippine Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said it did not clear the military in the human rights case of Filipino-American activist Melissa Roxas as accused by several militant organizations.

Dark years of Marcos dictatorship ‘must not be forgotten’ – victims (tags)

PHILIPPINES. On the eve of the late former President Ferdinand Marcos' 93rd birth anniversary, Filipinos appear to be forgetting his legacy of abuse, victims of human rights violations during his long rule said on Friday.

ISULONG ANG TUNAY AT MAKABULUHANG PAGBABAGO! TAMA NA ANG PANGAKO AT PORMA! (tags)

Sisisihin ang nakaraan, mangako para sa kinabukasan. Ito ang laman ng unang talumpati sa SONA ng bagong pangulo Noynoy Aquino III sa sambayanan noong Hulyo 26 saharap ng burgis na Kongreso. Nangako itong papawiin ang korupsyon para mapaglingkuran ang bayan. Isinisi nito ang kawalan ng pera sa nakaraang rehimen at nangakong uusigin ito. Sinalubong ito ng palakpak ng mga nasa Kongreso. Tignan natin kung magkakatotoo ang mga pangako.

BAYAN KO IS OF THE PEOPLE, NOT FOR THE AQUINOS (tags)

I was disturbed when I first heard the news article in TV Patrol World that featured the people’s song “ Bayan Ko” and how the report was so wrong and inaccurate. It wake me up to my full senses! The news feature said, “Bayan Ko” was a poem by Jose Corazon De Jesus and the lyrics was written during the Japanese occupation.” And then I got the shock of my life again, when in the newscast of the World Tonight, they repeated the same line in a different tune by saying that “the song was composed during the Japanese occupation.” I really wondered, how does the ABS-CBN does its research or their fact checked when they boast of good reporting? This is an outright error I cannot let pass.

Analisis sa Eleksyong 2010 (tags)

Sa wari dahil nagsalita na ang taumbayan. Tinanggap na ang rebolusyonaryong kilusan ang hatol ng bayan at kinilala ang sintimyentong anti-GMA at maagap na naghain ng mga hamon at kahilingan sa bagong uupong pangulo. Ito ay dapat dahil kailangang singilin ang mga pulitiko sa kanilang mga pangako. Ang malakas na lakas ng agos ng sintimyentong anti-GMA ang nagtaboy sa mga hidhid na alipures ni GMA tulad nina Palparan, Gonzales,Ermita, Esperon, Devanadera, Bolante, Atienza at iba pa. Gayunman nakapanatili sa pwesto ang papaalis na pangulong GMA at ag kanyang mga alagad. Maging ang imperyalismong US ay hindi nakahuma at pumayag na lamang sa kosmetikong pagbabago paara payapain ang nagpupuyos na loob ng masa. Sa labanan ng dalawang departamento, nanalo ang manok ng State Department sa manok ng Depense department sa nakaraang eleksyon.

Analisis sa Eleksyong 2010 (tags)

Sa wari dahil nagsalita na ang taumbayan. Tinanggap na ang rebolusyonaryong kilusan ang hatol ng bayan at kinilala ang sintimyentong anti-GMA at maagap na naghain ng mga hamon at kahilingan sa bagong uupong pangulo. Ito ay dapat dahil kailangang singilin ang mga pulitiko sa kanilang mga pangako. Ang malakas na lakas ng agos ng sintimyentong anti-GMA ang nagtaboy sa mga hidhid na alipures ni GMA tulad nina Palparan, Gonzales,Ermita, Esperon, Devanadera, Bolante, Atienza at iba pa. Gayunman nakapanatili sa pwesto ang papaalis na pangulong GMA at ang kanyang mga alagad. Maging ang imperyalismong US ay hindi nakahuma at pumayag na lamang sa kosmetikong pagbabago paara payapain ang nagpupuyos na loob ng masa. Sa labanan ng dalawang departamento, nanalo ang manok ng State Department sa manok ng Depense department sa nakaraang eleksyon.

PHILIPPINES: GWP Liza Maza, Marcos to join common NP sorties (tags)

MANILA, Philippines—Gabriela Women's Party Rep. Liza Maza and Ilocos Norte Rep. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos can look forward to spending more time together.

On abduction, illegal detention, and torture of the Filipino-American Melissa Roxas (tags)

Torture is torture. Torture is barbaric. Torture of anyone is human rights violation. Torture of an NPA commander, member, trainee or sympathizer is still a torture. Torture will not bring the truth. A person undergoing torture may admit to anything he or she being accused of.

Activist Doctor killed in Mindanao (tags)

Epidemiologist Dr. Rogelio Peñera was killed because of his activism, his colleagues insisted on Saturday. Dr. Jonathan Placido, chair of the Alliance of Health Workers (AHW), said Peñera had rallied people in the sector against issues that threatened their welfare and the delivery of health services to the poor. Peñera was driving home with his daughter on Wednesday night when he was ambushed near his home in Cabantian village here. He died from multiple bullet wounds in the head and body, while his daughter suffered minor injuries.

BAYAN-USA Holds 3rd Congress in Los Angeles Amidst VFA Protests (tags)

Information about BAYAN-USA congress scheduled for March 27-29, 2009. Progressive members of the Filipino community representing labor, youth, church groups, academia, and cultural workers will gather in Los Angeles.

FRANCIS MAGALONA- ARTISTA NG BAYAN (tags)

Nagpupugay, sa huling pagkakataon at pinararangalan ng Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) kasama ng komunidad ng Pilipino-Amerikano ang makabayang artista na kilala sa tawag na “master Rapper” Francis Magalona.na sumakabilang buhay noong March 6, 2009 sa maynila. Si Francis Magalona pangunahin na ay isang makabayan. Ito ay ipinakita niya sa kanyang mga likhang sining lalo na sa musika. Nagsikap siyang iangat ang kanyang sining sa antas ng kanyang mga kababayan at nagtagumpay siya. Kinikilala ng AJLPP si Magalona dahil hindi lamang siya nagbigay ng aliw kundi inilakip niya ang sining sa buhay ng kanyang bayan at mga kababayan. Kaya nga kanyang rap ay umangkop sa kultura at sining ng Pilipino hindi lamang ng panggagagad ng dayuhan kundi pagpapayaman ng porma nito.

THE FILIPINO SPIRIT IN THE REMAKING OF AMERICA (tags)

Today, we celebrate our misa ng bayan with great hopes for brighter days of economic and moral recovery and renewal under our new President Barack Obama. It is certainly heartening and uplifting to know that we have a lot to hope and be thankful for after this nation demonstrated great courage by electing the first black, indeed, the first colored man in history, to the presidency. It brings much satisfaction after periods of intense crises and conflicts under the Bush administration, remembering 9/11, the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the economic meltdown that continues to wreck havoc on us andespecially the common workers not only in the United States but all over the globe. After passing through the bleakest of days we earnestly hope to see light.

THE FILIPINO SPIRIT IN THE REMAKING OF AMERICA (tags)

Today, we celebrate our misa ng bayan with great hopes for brighter days of economic and moral recovery and renewal under our new President Barack Obama. It is certainly heartening and uplifting to know that we have a lot to hope and be thankful for after this nation demonstrated great courage by electing the first black, indeed, the first colored man in history, to the presidency. It brings much satisfaction after periods of intense crises and conflicts under the Bush administration, remembering 9/11, the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the economic meltdown that continues to wreck havoc on us andespecially the common workers not only in the United States but all over the globe. After passing through the bleakest of days we earnestly hope to see light.

ENRILE, TUTA NI MARCOS NOON< GALAMAY NI ARROYO NGAYON (tags)

Para Pesante -USA at sa mga mamayang Pilipino sa Amerika , ang pag-akyat ni Senador Juan Ponce-Enrile bilang Pangulo ng Senado ay pagbabadya ng mga masamang pangitain para sa bayan. Para sa isang tampok na tagapagtanggol at alyado ni Arroyo, ang pagpapalit ng pinuno sa Senado ay hudyat ng mga maniobra sa pulitika lalo na sa pagpapalit ng sistema ng gobyerno bago mag-2010

BULGAR ANG TUNAY NA SONA: LANSAGIN ANG PASISTANG PAGHAHARI NG REHIMENG US- GMA (tags)

Katulad ng dati, walang pinag-iba ang State of the Nation Address o SONA ni Gloria Mcapagal-Arroyo sa iba pang sona na kanyang tinalumpati sa kanyang bihag na Kongreso. Nagsimula sa “bangkang papel” noong 2001 nagwakas ito sa barkong lumubog na MV Princess ng Sulpico Lines nitong 2008, katulad ng kinasadlakan ng kawawang kalagayan ng bansang Pilipinas: lubog sa utang sa ibang bansa, lubog sa karalitaan, lubog sa pagdarahop, lubog sa pamimighati dahil sa pasistang karahasan ngunit patuloy na lumalaban ang masang Pilipino. Walang malilinlang na malawak sa masa ang palalong si GMA. Sa labas ng Kongreso, nagrali ang galit na mga mamamayan. Sa iba’t ibang parte ng bansa, damang dama ang galit ng pagtutol. Bakit nga ba makikinig ang bayan sa paglulubid ng mga kasinungalingan?

GMA- TUTA NA, MANHID PA (tags)

Kasuka-suka at kasuklam-suklam ang ipinakitang sukdulang pagpapakatuta ni Gloria Arroyo sa kanyang imperyalistang amo nang bumisita siya sa US nitong huling linggo ng Hunyo. Sa kasagsagan ng pananalasa ng bagyong "Frank" sa Pilipinas, nilustay ni Arroyo ang kabang-yaman ng bayan sa walang kapararakan, magastos at magarbong pagbyahe. Malawakang galit at kaliwa't kanang batikos ang inudyok ng labis niyang pagwawalambahala sa kapakanan ng nagdurusang mamamayang Pilipino.

Los Angeles Anti-Arroyo RAT Smells a Foul Regime (tags)

Philippine Consulate, Los Angeles – The anti-Arroyo RATs – "Rapid Action Team" traced the foul scent in the thick smoggy air of Los Angeles to the rotten Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA) regime. Filipino Americans and their allies gathered around a trashcan with GMA situated in the middle indicating that it is "Time to Take Out the Trash."

PAHAYAG NG PESANTE-USA HINGGIL SA KALAMIDAD SA PILIPINAS (tags)

Kung may labis na nakahihiya ay yaong makita ang pangulo ng Pilipinas, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo na namamasyal sa Amerika habang binabagyo ang kanyang bayan. Para sa Pesante-USA nmagsisilbing pang ginadgaran ng asin ang sugat, namustura pa at nagmiting sa NDCC ang pangulo habang nagpapakitang gilas sa Fresno, California. Sinesermunang galit ang kanyang walang silbing gabinete sa harap ng pinsala ng bagyo,baha at kapabayaan sa malaking trahedya ng paglubog ng MV Princess of the Stars sa Sibuyab Sea kung saan mahigit 700 ang nasawi.

Ka Bel- Bayani ng mga Anak-Pawis (tags)

Walang katagang makapaglalarawan sa aming taimtim na kalungkutan sa nabalitang pagpanaw ni Ka. Bel- Ka>Crispin Beltran ang dakilang bayani ng mga anak-pawis. Sa ngalan ng Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante) –USA at ng komunidad ng Pilipino sa Estados Unidos buong pagpipitagang naming ipinaabot naming ang aming lubos na pakikiramay para sa mga naiwang pamilya, kamag-anak at mga kasama’t-kaibigan ng yumaong Ka. Bel. Sa huli, ipinapahayag naming ang aming lubos na kalungkutan at taimtim na nangangakong ibabaling ang rebolusyunaryonaryong pamimighati tungo sa ibayong pagkilos para sa katubusan ng bayan at kagalingang ng masang Pilipino

BAYAN Philippines & BAYAN USA on Labor Leader Ka Bel (tags)

The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan pays its highest tribute to our former chairman, Crispin "Ka Bel" Beltran after his untimely passing on May 20, 2008. We give our most heartfelt condolences to the family, comrades, friends and the millions of supporters who are grieving the loss of an outstanding fighter for national and social liberation and a beloved leader of the Filipino working class and people.

JFAV : A Tribute to Ka. Crispin Beltran, The Hero of the Filipino Working Class (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American veterans (JFAV), the alliance of veterans groups, student / youth, community organizations and veteran rights advocates in the United States and as a founding member of the International League of Peoples Struggle (ILPS) pays tribute and homage to Crispin Beltran, 75 , who passed away last May 20, 2008 in the Philippines Ka. Bel, as we fondly call him, was a representative of BAYAN MUNA and later the ANAK-PAWIS Party list group, BAYAN Chair, Past Chair and Chair emeritus of Kilusang Mayo Uno (May First Movement) labor center and was the first chairperson of the International League of Peoples Struggle (ILPS) from 2001-2004. As a chair person of the ILPS Ka Bel supported the Filipino World War II and gave due course to the resolution of the ILPS in 2001 and again in 2004 ILPS Assemblies recognizing the contribution of the veterans to the struggle against fascism in World War II and the justices of their current struggle for recognition, justice and equity.

Before Trillanes was Vizmanos, the ‘original rebel soldier’ (tags)

efore the likes of Antonio Trillanes IV, there was Danilo “Ka Dan” Vizmanos, the quintessential “young rebel officer” who fought against martial law and continues to wage the good fight. A retired Navy captain, Vizmanos resisted Ferdinand Marcos’ dictatorship despite torture, crusaded against US military bases on Philippine soil, and campaigned to terminate the RP-US Balikatan war games in the South. “Ka Dan is the original rebel soldier,” said Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) secretary general Renato Reyes Jr.

Walang katarungan sa ilalim ng rehimeng Arroyo (tags)

Ipinahayag ng mahigit 2,000 katao ang kanilang damdamin laban sa mga paglabag sa karapatang-tao sa mga plakard at istrimer nila. May mga nagsuot ng mga maskarang may tig-iisang letrang bumubuo ng salitang “hustisya.” Ilang metro bago ang Malacañang ay hinarang sila ng mga pulis na may suportang dalawang trak ng bumbero. Itinuloy ng mga nagmamartsa ang kanilang programa sa Morayta St. sa Sampaloc.

Militarisasyon sa kanayunan ng Pilipinas lalong tumitindi-AJLPP (tags)

Patuloy ang pamamaslang ng mga berdugo ni Arroyo sa mga lider-masa at tagasuporta ng progresibong kilusan. Nitong Disyembre, isang makamasang konsehal ng bayan ang binaril sa loob ng kanyang upisina sa Masbate. Sa Quezon at Surigao, biktima ng dislokasyon ang libu-libong mamamayan kabilang ang maraming bata dahil sa militarisasyon. Sa Compostela Valley, isang lider-manggagawa ang pinagbantaang papatayin. Samantala, dalawang pinaghihinalaang kadre ng Partido ang dinukot at tinortyur sa Nueva Ecija noong huling linggo ng Nobyembre.

3,000 lumikas sa Surigao (tags)

Napagalaman ngayon ng AJLPP na lumulubha ang mga paglabag sa karapatang pantao sa Mindanao lalong lalo na sa mga probnsya ng Surigao at Davao. Umaabot na sa halos 3,000 magsasaka an lumikas mula sa 12 komunidad ng Surigao de Sur habang nagpapatuloy ang mga operasyon militar ng mga pwersa ng Eastern Mindanao Comman laban sa Bagong Hukbong Bayan Ayon sa Karapatan-Surigao del Sur Chapter, aabutan na ng Pasko ang mga bakwit sa mga sentro ng ebakwasyon dahil sa mga operasyong militar sa mga bayan ng Lianga, San Agustin, San Miguel, Cagwait at Tago na nagsimula noon pang huling bahagi ng Oktubre.

GMA comes up short again on June 12 rites, say militants (tags)

The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan on Tuesday called President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s Independence Day speech as “another pitch for an Enchanted Kingdom while totally missing out on the point of the celebration.” “National unity has been a battle cry of this administration. There can be no national unity and reconciliation with a government that is focused on perpetuating itself in power. This government stands against everything that the independence movement stood for more than 100 years ago,” said Bayan secretary general Renato M. Reyes, Jr.

Pasistang Paglabag sa karapatang pantao, Lumulubha (tags)

Mariing kinokondena ngayon ng Alyansa-Pilipinas (AJLPP) ang patuloy na pasistang pananalanta ng mga berdugo ng rehimeng Arroyo nitong nakaraang dalawang linggo. Pinakatampok sa mga kasong nakalap ng AJLPP-Usa ay ang pagdukot at iligal na pagkulong sa isang progresibong pastor at lider-masa sa Laguna ng PNP o pambansang pulisya ng Pilipinas.

OPLAN Mercury Rising in motion (tags)

At the rate the newspapers and TV newscasts are exposing real evidence of electoral fraud since 29 May 2007, Bantay Boto ng Bayan cannot help but feel vindicated for exposing Oplan Mercury Rising. The numerous dagdag-bawas reports accurately quoting, by the hundred thousands of vote leads for Team Unity candidates in the 13th to the 16th slots, give due credence to the Oplan. The provinces where the calumny occurred are the same provinces mentioned in the Oplan. The named Comelec officials are the same persons identified in the Oplan. 1. The delay of the Comelec en banc as the National Board of Canvassers in tallying the provincial COCs and more specifically the canvassing slowdown, particularly in the Oplan Mercury Rising provinces are indicators that this major Oplan strategy is being implemented. It has deferred canvassing in Maguindanao, Sulu, Caloocan City, Taguig-Pateros, Davao del Sur, North Cotabato, and South Cotabato for varied reasons, including allegations of massive cheating, yet no charges and complaints were filed against any Comelec and public official involve We are sending a very strong message on the eventual and probable loss of Honasan, Trillanes and Pimentel, as clearly being shown by the current events. We know that the rule of law will ultimately reign. Concerned Comelec officials must now choose whether they prefer the law of the jungle instead. Bantay Boto ng Bayan is making this statement after due consultation with the convenors of the uniformed active and retired member organizations and with the explicit support from their allied civil society groups.

Votes for partylists, Legarda said to have been shaved by 73% in massive election fraud i (tags)

Task Force Poll Watch, an anti-fraud and monitoring group formed by partylist groups, reported this morning massive vote-shaving in at least 10 provinces, resulting in 73 percent loss of votes for Bayan Muna, Anakpawis, Gabriela, Kabataan and Genuine Opposition senatorial candidate Loren Legarda.

PILIPINAS: Eleksyong 2007: Bulok sa kaibuturan (tags)

Ilang ulit na pinasahol ng naghaharing pangkating Arroyo ang bulok na sistema ng eleksyon sa Pilipinas. Labis-labis ang karahasan, pandaraya, panunuhol, maruruming maniobra at pambabraso sa eleksyon nitong Mayo. Isinagawa ito sa pamamagitan ng militar, pulis, mga tauhan sa Comelec at burukrasya. Lalong tumingkad ang kahungkagan ng sinasabing demokratikong eleksyon sa ilalim ng kasalukuyang reaksyunaryong sistema. Pinakamatitingkad ang pandaraya ng kampong Arroyo sa Maguindanao, Sulu at Bohol kung saan nagkaroon ng halos 12-0 resulta ang eleksyon sa pagkasenador pabor sa administrasyon. Sinundan pa ito ng paglilitawan ng 12-0 pabor sa Team Unity sa ilampu pang mga munisipalidad na kontrolado ng mga alipures ni Arroyo.

FIVE PHILIPPINE PROGESSIVE PARTY-LITS ORGANIZATIONS ENDORSES SENATORIAL BETS (tags)

Five Philippine progressive party-list organizations headed by Bayan Muna and ANAKPAWIS on Wednesday endorsed eight senatorial candidates including Team Unity’s Joker Arroyo and Ralph Recto. The groups also endorsed Genuine Opposition’s Loren Legarda, Aquilino Pimentel 3rd, Francis Escudero, Alan Peter Cayetano and Manuel Villar and independent candidate Francis Pangilinan. Besides Bayan Muna, the other party-list groups that announced their support for the eight candidates were Suara Bangsamoro, Anakpawis, Gabriela and Kabataan Party.

AJLPP HAILS PHILIPPINE SUPREME COURT DECISION FOR THE PROVISIONAL RELEASE OF SATUR OCAMPO (tags)

The Alliance for A Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) shared the progressive Filipino democratic movement joy and relief over the Supreme Court decision for the detained BAYAN MUNA Congress person Satur Ocampo. It proved US President and jurist John Quincy Adams statement; “ The independence of the court safeguards the independence of the nation.” While we savor the tactical victory we are not completely happy. Congressperson Ka Bel ( Crispin Beltran) is still languishing in jail together with more than 200 other political prisoners like the Mamburao 6 and the Tagaytay 5 all of whom are peasants. We should exert all efforts to free all political prisoners and stop the political persecution under the US- Arroyo regime.

Party-List Groups and the 2004 Elections (Second of three parts) (tags)

A review of what happened in the 2004 party-list election is necessary to know not only how many seats were given to party-list groups but also to know the kind of representation the marginalized sectors got.

Party-List Groups and the 2004 Elections (tags)

A review of what happened in the 2004 party-list election is necessary to know not only how many seats were given to party-list groups but also to know the kind of representation the marginalized sectors got.

Progressive FilAm Organizations in Los Angeles Snubbed the March 26 PNP-AFP “Pulong Bayan (tags)

More than 20 Filipino American journalists attended the Philippine Consulate General’s “Pulong Bayan sa Konsulado” on Human Rights in the Philippines with deputy director General of the PNP, General Avelino Razon last Monday, March 26 at 3600 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles. But prominently absent were representatives from different Southern California Filipino American progressive organizations like the Alliance Philippines (AJLPP), Gabriela and other organizations who were also invited but who boycotted the affair.

Bayan Muna member gunned down in Northern Samar (tags)

A member of the party-list group Bayan Muna and chairperson of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) in Northern Samar was gunned down late yesterday afternoon by a motorcycle-riding assassin in front of students at the University of Eastern Philippines in Catarman. Professor Jose Maria Cui, also a former secretary general of human rights group Karapatan in the Eastern Visayas, died on the spot after being shot in the head and chest by an unidentified suspect outside the Engineering Building of the campus around 4:15 p.m.

BAYAN MUNA Solons hit Arroyo, military over slaying of Bicol BAYAN MUNA Regional Head (tags)

BAYAN MUNA militant lawmakers at the House of Representatives are blaming President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and the military for the killing of another Bayan Muna leader in Bicol on New Year’s Eve. News sources today reprted that Rodolfo “Pong” Alvarado,, Bayan Muna Bicol regional chairman and the leftwing party’s 6th nominee in the 2004 elections, was shot dead at his residence in Albay province.

Bayan Muna leader Killed in Sorsogon, Bicol Region, Philippines (tags)

Another BAYAN MUNA activist was killed yesterday morning—the third in Sorsogon province in the Bicol Region, Southern Luzon in two weeks—and the manner of his death was particularly brutal. Francisco Bantog, provincial chair of the militant party-list group Bayan Muna in Sorsogon, was shot 20 times by yet unidentified men in Barangay Dancalan in Donsol town, news sources in Bicol reported.

DOJ declares Ilocos militant’s killing solved (tags)

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has declared the 2005 gunslaying of the Ilocos secretary general of the militant party-list group Bayan Muna solved, the victim’s wife said. Elvie Sanchez, wife of slain Bayan Muna regional leader Romy Sanchez, said she has received a letter from Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez saying the killing was solved with the alleged gunman identified and a warrant of arrest issued against him. "We are not convinced with the letter. They (DOJ) only want to clear the military, which we believe is behind the death of my husband. The killing of Romy (had) the same pattern as that applied by the military to other militant leaders," she said.

Unilateral Ceasefire sa Albay idineklara ng SBC (tags)

Pormal na inililinaw ng Santos Binamera Command ang pagdedeklara ng makaisang panig na tigil putukan sa lalawigan ng Albay. Sa mga panahon ng matitinding kalamidad, palagian nang nagdedeklara ang New People’s Army ng suspensyon ng mga taktikal na opensiba upang bigyang-puwang ang pagsasagawa ng hukbong bayan at mga rebolusyonaryong organisasyong masa ng mga rescue operation. Sa kalagayan ding ito, pinapanawagan ng SBC ang paglahok ng mga organisasyon at mga nagmamalasakit nating kababayan na magbigay-tulong sa mga sinalanta ng bagyo. Unilateral Ceasefire sa Albay idineklara ng SBC

Pahayag ng Pesante-USA hinggil sa Nakatakdang Paghuhukom sa Kaso ni “Nicole” sa Dis.4 (tags)

Ngunit wala ito sa bokabularyo ng mga reaksyunaryo ang pagmamahal sa bayan. Lalo na sa mga namununo sa pangkating pasistang US-Arroyo. Dahil sa ito ay walang pagsidlan sa kawalanghiyaan at ang taning layon ay ipagbili ang bayan sa pinakamalaking halaga na kanilang mahuhuthot. Kitang-kita ito sa kanilang pagtatangol sa Imperyalismong US at sa mga kawal ng Amerika na lumapastangan sa isang Pilipina noong Nobyembre 2005. Sa halip na kampihan at ipagtanggol ang Pilipina, nilait, halos ipinagbili at inalipusta pa nila ang pamilya ng nagsakdal at lantarang kumampi sa apat na lapastangan. Ngayon, kahit ang hustisya ay binabalam dahil sa paglilipat ng desisyon mula Nobyembre 27 tungo ng Disyembre 4. Lubhang pinanabaki nila ang sambayanan sa hatol na nakabitin.

PAHAYAG NG PESANTE SA PAGHUHUKOM SA KASO NI NICOLE (tags)

“Walang Pinakamahalaga sa isang Banda kundi ang Kalayaan” Ito ang pahayag ni Ho Chi Minh na nagging gabay ng lahat ng makabayang Byetnames sa kanilang pakikibaka laban sa mananakop na Pranses at Amerikano. “ Aling pag-ibig pa ang hiigit kaya, sa pagkadalisay at pagkadakila, gaya ng pag-ibig sa sa sariling lupa, anung pag-ibig pa, wala na nga, wala.” Ito naman ang tula ni Andres Bonifacio na hanggang ngayon ay gumagabay sa mga makabayang Pilipino upang ipaglaban ang soberanya ng ating bayan. Ngunit wala ito sa bokabularyo ng mga reaksyunaryo lalo na sa mga namununo sa pangkating pasistang US-Arroyo. Dahil sa ito ay walang pagsidlan sa kawalanghiyaan at ang taning layon ay ipagbili ang bayan sa pinakamalaking halaga na kanilang mahuhuthot.

Union president Pinatay sa ambush sa Laguna (tags)

panayam ng PSN kay Arman Albarillo, Secretary General ng Bayan (Bagong Alyansang Makabayan) -Southern Tagalog ang pagpatay kay Iñoza ay posibleng kagagawan na naman ng gobyerno para supilin ang karapatan ng mga manggagawa. "Ito ay isa na namang uri ng pananakot sa hanay ng mga manggagawa para mapagbigyan ang kagustuhan ng mga dayuhang kapitalista" dagdag pa ni Albarillo.

After Bishop’s murder: another IFI priest receives death threat (tags)

Fr. Antonio Ablon, a priest of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI) based in Cagayan de Oro, received the following text message yesterday October 6 at 4:45 pm: “Fr. Ablon, patay gani ang supreme bishop ikaw pa kaha i sample ka namo dinhi sa CDO” (Fr. Ablon, even the supreme bishop was killed, we will make you an example here in Cagayan de Oro) .

PESANTE CONDEMNS AFP RED BAITING (tags)

Philippine Peasant Support Network(Pesante)-USA based in Los Angeles, in a statement issued today, September 14, 2006 vehemently condemns AFP Chief General Esperon’s statement against Ocampo and Casino and other leaders of the progressive mass organizations in the Philippines. “Esperon’s statement is a clear military’s anti communist mind-set. It’s bunker mentality that foments anti-communist with-hunting and a clear signal for the military death squads to go after progressive mass leaders.”

PHILIPPPINE MILITARY CHIEF CALLS BAYAN MUNA's OCAMPO, CASINO -"ENEMIES OF THE STATE.& (tags)

Philippine ARMED FORCES of the Philippines chief of staff, General Hermogenes Esperon yesterday said some party-list representatives, including Satur Ocampo and Teodoro Casiño, were enemies of the state hiding behind the legitimate cover of their organization, Bayan Muna. On the other hand, the Philippine Peasant Support Network(Pesante)-USA based in Los Angeles, in a statement issued today, September 14, 2006 vehemently criticized Esperon’s statement against Ocampo and Casino and other leaders of the progressive mass organizations in the Philippines. “Esperon’s statement is a clear military’s anti communist mind-set. It’s bunker mentality that foments anti-communist with-hunting and a clear signal for the military death squads to go after progressive mass leaders.”

Palparan named deputy NSA (tags)

President Arroyo has appointed controversial Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan as deputy national security adviser for the government’s anti-insurgency campaign, Malacañang announced yesterday. Presidential chief of staff Michael Defensor said Palparan will assume his new post when he officially retires from the military on Sept. 11. As expected, Palparan’s appointment to a sensitive government post was denounced by militant groups that have complained that the retiring Army officer is behind the extra-judicial killings of leftist activist

4 ‘NPA sympathizers’ slain in CL (tags)

Four suspected sympathizers of the New People’s Army (NPA) have been gunned down in Bulacan and Nueva Ecija in the past three days, and the militant Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) in Central Luzon has again pointed an accusing finger at the military.

Rains, loud music keep protesters away from cops (tags)

It rained on their parade, but the band played on. Incessant heavy rains spawned by typhoon "Glenda" and loud music from the Philippine National Police (PNP) band kept hundreds of protesters in Quezon City in check and away from police lines hours before President Arroyo delivered her State of the Nation Address (SONA), a ranking police official said yesterday. The police initially expected the number of protesters to be between 15,000 and 20,000. As of noon yesterday, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) estimated that its delegation totaled 10,000 people.

Radio station in Cagayan torched (tags)

Pesante-USA vehemently condemn the latest fascist attack against progressive party list organization BAYAN MUNA in Cagayan Valley, Northern Luzon. The latest is the burning of the radio station in Baggao, Cagayan.Eight armed men set a community radio station identified with the left-wing Bayan Muna party list in Baggao, Cagayan on fire Sunday morning, reports from the provincial police said.

On the Death/Martyrdom of Ilagan Mayor Delfinito Albano (tags)

Pesante- USA reprinted the Tagalog Statement of the NDFP-Cagayan Valley re the murder of Ilagan Mayor Delfinito Albano who was murdered by unknown assailants in Metro Manila. Ilagan is the provincial capital of Isabela where agrarian or land problems is very grave. Ilaga is also the area where the 11,000 Hacienda San Antonio and Sta Isabel, now the crisis area of land problems in the Philippines is located. Foreign corporations are trying to gran the lands of peasants opening up coal mining and cassava plantations in the traditionally rice and corn lands in the area. Mayor Albano took the side of the lowly peasants that is why he became a marked man. Pesante condoles with the Albano family on the untimely death and martyrdom of one of the servants of the people.

2 leftists killed in wake (tags)

The blood of leftist militants just won’t stop flowing. A week after men on a motorcycle gunned down former New People’s Army leader Sotero Llamas in Albay province, a lone assassin wearing a bonnet over his head shot dead a Bayan Muna member and a leader of a farmers’ group during a wake on Sunday night here. Bayan Muna’s David Costuna, 48, and Arcadio Macale, 60, president of the local Barangay Agrarian Reform Council, were the 19th and 20th militants murdered around the country in the past two months. Their deaths brought to 228 the total number of activists assassinated since President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo assumed office in 2001, according to an Inquirer tally.

PHILIPPINES: Local governor belies PDSP claims of communist atrocities in Bukidnon (tags)

The Pesante-USA published the article of Tonyo Cruz to dispute the anti-communist and anti-people propaganda of the soc-dem pro US-Arroyo regime PDSP- a social democratic party of National Security adviser Norberto Gonzales, a clerico-fascist stooge of US Imperialism anf fascists in the Philippines.

BAYAN USA CONDEMNS KILLINGS & EXPRESS CONCERN FOR INT'L HUMAN RIGHTS JUSTICE CAPULONG (tags)

Threats against the Philippines’ premier human rights lawyer linked to Hacienda Luisita massacre, derailment of peace talks and U.S. “war on terror”

THE PHILIPPINES AND THE U.S. HEGEMONIC THRUST (tags)

"With the full backing and support by the US, President Arroyo as the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines has unleashed a most brutal war against progressive and militant forces. Even the unarmed, legal democratic movement is not spared. More than 20 members from my party, Bayan Muna, have been murdered in the past 18 months since Arroyo became President. One-hundred forty-eight (148) activists have been killed in this short period."

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