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Philippine President Duterte: A fascist original (tags)
'Like the anti-Marcos resistance 4 decades back, the only certainty members of the anti-fascist front can count on is that they’re doing the right thing. And that, for some, is a certainty worth dying for'
Philippine Labor party calls for removal of VAT on oil to reduce prices (tags)
One day after the transport protest against the unabated increases in oil prices, the Partido ng Manggagawa (PM) called on the administration of President Benigno Aquino III to remove the VAT on oil products as an immediate measure to reduce prices.
Filipino Workers criticize shortcomings of EDSA 1 (tags)
The Partido ng Manggagawa (PM) and the anti-contractualization coalition KONTRA slammed the shortcomings of EDSA 1 in a symbolic mass action this afternoon. Scores of workers from PM and KONTRA assembled at the Ninoy Aquino monument at the corner of Timog and Quezon Avenues at around 5:30 pm.
PHILIPPINES: Marcos' legacy cannot be rehabilitated (tags)
Akbayan Youth on the 25th Anniversary of EDSA and the Marcos burial issue
Marcos would have turned Philippines into ‘another Singapore’ - Marcos Jr. (tags)
Just before the 24th anniversary of the 1986 EDSA People Power uprising, the son and namesake of the late strongman ousted by that revolt on Tuesday said that the country would now be as successful as Singapore had former President Ferdinand Marcos not been removed from power.
PHILIPPINES: Gloria Arroyo and Merceditas Gutierrez are “enemies of EDSA” (tags)
A day before the 25th celebration of the historic EDSA people power uprising, members of Akbayan (Citizens Action Party) conducted a “people power protest” in Quezon City calling on the Filipino people to defeat the “enemies of Edsa.”
PHILIPPINES: Reclaim EDSA II, punish Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (tags)
Saying that the fight to democratize Philippine society and realize systemic changes to ensure a pro-people government is far from over, EDSA 2 veterans led by former Akbayan Representative Risa Hontiveros on Thursday enjoined the public to “reclaim the spirit of Edsa” which she said was “hijacked” by the past administration.
QUEZON CITY’S NORTH TRIANGLE RESIDENT FIGHTS WB-IMF LANDGRABBING/DEMOLITION (tags)
PESANTE Bulletin based in Los Angeles learned today that more than 8,000 residents of North Triangle , Quezon City ( formerly the capital of the Philippines) fought the demolition teams of the MMDA and the Police to a stand still and stopped the demolition of their homes yesterday. The PESANTE BULETIN said that rocks rained on the northbound lane of Edsa and traffic stood still on the busy thoroughfare for several hours as thousands of residents in Sitio San Roque, Barangay Bagong Pag-asa, Quezon City, thwarted a demolition team’s efforts to tear down their shanties Thursday morning.
EDSA "People Power Revolution" Promises Unfullfilled (tags)
EPCC NEWS today reported today, February 27 that NDF spokesperson for Mindanao, Jorge madlos said that twenty four (24) years after the EDSA "People Power Revolution" the greater majority of the Filipino people still wallow in poverty and deprivation, evermore oppressed and exploited. All the promises of EDSA totally unfulfilled.
Cory Aquino and GMA; Similar scorecards (tags)
(The EPCC NEWS decided to reprint the editorial of the Inquirer in Manila to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the EDSA People's Uprising) On the occasion of the 24th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution, it might be useful to review the records of the two beneficiaries of Edsa 1 and Edsa 2: the late President Corazon C. Aquino and President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. We will then see if the nation has attained some progress in the past 24 years.
A soldier’s journey (tags)
As we celebrate the 24th anniversary of the first people power revolution, a historical event which saw the collective power of the Filipino people, permit me to share with you the reflections of a military man, a member of the uniformed service whose institution has been seen more as the enemy of the people, a source of corruption and a protector of a privileged few instead of being the defender of the people. Let me share some of my thoughts on this significant event which inspired me and has led me to a journey of arduous yet just and necessary struggles; a journey marked by persecution and incarceration.
Reform: The Making of a Philippine Presidential Campaign (tags)
There is real possibility for a significant leap in the reform process in the Philippines after the 2010 elections. If, as seems likely at this time, Noynoy Aquino wins the presidency, a number of converging developments could produce the conditions necessary for change. The first is Noynoy himself, who has successfully embodied the political legacy of his mother Cory, and his father Ninoy. This, in turn, has introduced a new dimension of enthusiastic voluntarism to the election campaign. Finally, the people running Noynoy’s campaign constitute the leading core of an enlarged reform constituency.
AJLPP CONDEMNS ARRO ON EDSA 1mes (tags)
The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) vehemently condemns President Arroyo’s assertions that there should not be anymore EDSA. Referring to the People’s Revolt against dictator Marcos in 1986. Mrs. Arroyo abhorred another EDSA after she herself was propelled into power by another EDSA in 2001 against former President Joseph Estrada For the AJLPP based in the United States, “ For tyrant afraid of people’s power that placed she in power and now threatens her with another uprising, Mrs. Arroyo’s statement is a proof of her alienation to the public.”
AJLPP DISPUTES ARROYO'S STAND ON EDSA UPRISING (tags)
The Alliance-Philippines disputes President Arroyo;s assertions that there should not be anymore EDSA. Referring to the People’s Revolt against dictator Marcos in 1986, Arroyo abhorred another EDSA after she herself was propelled into power by another EDSA in 2001 againt former President Joseph Estrada
Philippines: New left party formed (tags)
More than 1000 people, including 920 elected delegates, attended the inaugural congress of Power of the Masses Party (PLM) on January 30.
CORY SEEKS ESTRADA'S FORGIVENESS FOR EDSA 2 (tags)
For the first time since the coup d’etat of 2001, former President Corazon Aquino, during the book launching of ousted Speaker Jose de Venecia (JdV), yesterday publicly apologized to former President Joseph Estrada for her role in the elite-led Edsa ll revolt which saw the toppling of Estrada and his government.
Gunitain ang Ika –21 taon ng Pag-aalsa ng Masa sa EDSA na Nagpatalsik sa Diktadura (tags)
“Lumalaon bumubuti, sumasama kaysa dati!” Ito ang malungkot na kasabihan ng komunidad ng mga Pilipino-Amerikano sa Estados at ng masang Pilipino sa Rebolusyong sa EDSA na naganap noong Pebrero 21-25, 1986 para sa mga tao at grupong umangkin sa pagpapabagsak ng diktadurang US-Marcos. Dati-rati, sisidlan ng tuwa at karangalan sa mga Pilipino sa Amerika ang rebolusyong Pebrero o Rebolusyong EDSA. Ngunit ngayon, tulad sa Pilipinsa lumipas ito ng hindi man pinapansin o binibigyan ng pagdiriwang o pag-alala ng mga grupo at personalidad na umaangkin dito Ngunit ang pinatunayan ng EDSA, hindi dapat huminto ang masa sa paghahangad lamang ng pagbabago sa liderato o sa estrakturang pamlipunan. Ang simpleng pagapapalit ni Marcos at Aquino at Estrada tungo kayA rroyo ay di na dapat maulit pa! Upang ganap na mabago ang sistema, kailangan ang ganap at tunay na pagbabago sa sistemang sosyal upang makamit ng sambayanan ang tunay na reporma at pagbabagong sosyal. Dapat pa nating pag-ibayuhin ang pakikibaka, maging inspirasyon sa ating ang naganap na rebolusyon sa EDSA na kaya nating baguhin ang lipunang Pilipino gaano man ito katagal at kahit gaano kalaki man ang sakripsiyo na kailangan nating gawin.
Gunitain ang Ika –21 taon ng Pag-aalsa ng Masa sa EDSA na Nagpatalsik sa Diktadura (tags)
Ngunit ang pinatunayan ng EDSA, hindi dapat huminto ang masa sa paghahangad lamang ng pagbabago sa liderato o sa estrakturang pamlipunan. Ang simpleng pagapapalit ni Marcos at Aquino at Estrada tungo kayA rroyo ay di na dapat maulit pa! Upang ganap na mabago ang sistema, kailangan ang ganap at tunay na pagbabago sa sistemang sosyal upang makamit ng sambayanan ang tunay na reporma at pagbabagong sosyal. Dapat pa nating pag-ibayuhin ang pakikibaka, maging inspirasyon sa ating ang naganap na rebolusyon sa EDSA na kaya nating baguhin ang lipunang Pilipino gaano man ito katagal at kahit gaano kalaki man ang sakripsiyo na kailangan nating gawin. Tulad ng dati:
AJLPP: GMA caused people's cynicism of People Power (tags)
On January 20, 2001, the people of the Philippines overthrew President Joseph Estrada and installed Vice President Gloria Macapagala-Arroyo, Six years after the EDSA 2 uprising that toppled President Joseph Estrada, the AJLPP-USA agroup in the US working for a just and lasting peace laments that the political situation turned to worse for the Filipinos.
To bury the truth, GMA killed Philippine democracy (tags)
25 February 2006 AKBAYAN Party today denounced anew GMA's declaration of a State of National Emergency, saying that the draconian measures that the government imposed yesterday completely exposed the despotic inclinations of the ruling regime. "Yesterday's events were the last of the jigsaw pieces that revealed in full GMA's intention to rule the country through a dictatorship. What she has done is an insult not only to the millions of Filipinos who risked their lives to peacefully dismantle the Marcos dictatorship, but also to a world that was moved and inspired by the strength of our love for democracy and freedom. The dark days of Martial Law have been resurrected and they will haunt us as long as President GMA is in power and as long as systemic changes and democratic reforms are not in place," AKBAYAN Rep. Mayong Aguja said. "Just so she could evade the truth behind the 'Hello Garci' controversy, the President is willing to destroy the already shaky democratic structures of the country."