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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Deal with disasters, not blame the masses (tags)
The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) based in the United States wrote to your newspaper to vehemently condemn the criminal neglect and the breast thumping of the Aquino III?s NDRRMC , the agency and its head, Benito Ramos. The NDRRMC is the agency who is task to mitigate disasters and warn the people of the impending disasters and conduct relief work such as the fury of the Thypoon Pedring and Quiel that hit the Philippines and devastated most of Northern and Central Luzon. Very poor Response And yet with no less than President Benigno C. Aquino in attendance during their televised briefing, there was nothing new on the typhoons and floodings that hit the country recently. Pedring has passed and another storm came in and had passed but still the waters released by the dams still has flooded the whole Metro Manila and Central Luzon.
ILOCOS PEASANTS TO MARCH IN LAKBAYAN 2010 (tags)
The Pesante Buletin reported today that Ilocos peasants under the banner of Solidarity of Peasants against Exploitation (STOP Exploitation) shall join the annual Lakbayan 2010 March of the Landless from October 19 to 22 to register their support for Justice and genuine agrarian reform. According to NORDIS , the STOP Exploitation Chairperson Avelino Dacanay said over one hundred peasants from La Union, Ilocos Sur, and Ilocos Norte will march in celebration of Peasant Month this October along with other peasant organizations in Luzon.
LAKBAYAN 2010, PUMASOK NA SA NCR (tags)
Balita mula sa Manila, nakapasok na ang LAKBAYAN 2010s at militanteng nagmartsa sa pusod ng National Capial Region ayon sa PESANTE NEWS. Ayon pa sa PESANTE NEWS ,kahapon, Enero 20, dumating sa may south wing ng Alabang, Muntinglupa, Rizal ang grupong mula sa Timog Katagalugan, Visayas at Mindanao. Sinalubong sila ng kulang sa isang libong mga mamamayan ng NCR.
Filipino farmers’ nation-wide march for Land Reform to kick off Jan. 10 (tags)
A nationwide protest march to highlight President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s alleged string of heinous crimes against farmers will kick off in Mindanao on January 10 and end in Manila on January 22, in time for the 23rd anniversary of the Mendiola Massacre, a partylist lawmaker said on Saturday. PESANTE NEWS learned today that Anakpawis partylist Representative Rafael Mariano said the nationwide farmers’ caravan was only an “opening salvo of sustained mass actions for this year leading to the end of the anti-peasant, corrupt, and fascist Arroyo administration.” Nationwide March for Land Reform “The nationwide march and caravan of farmers from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao will highlight Ms Arroyo’s string of heinous crimes against farmers, from wide-scale land-grabbing, brazen human rights violations, and unabashed plunder of agricultural funds, among others,” Mariano said in a statement.
TIME’s homage to ‘Saint of Democracy’ is an Insult to Filipinos (tags)
“ it is not only disgusting, it was also very insulting” The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA decried today the TIME magazine homage to the late former President Corazon Aquino . The US bourgeois magazine said: “Long before the fall of the Berlin Wall and the revolutions that transformed Central and Eastern Europe, Corazon Aquino led the People Power revolution, which toppled the Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos,” US Sen. Richard Lugar wrote in a comment published by Time.
Kin find activist tortured in Army camp in Cagayan province (tags)
Pesante-USA , an environmental and a human rights advocacy group based in Los Angeles learned today through news sources in Manila that relatives and friends of a youth activist who was reported missing for more than a week. They found him in a military camp in Cagayan province, allegedly beaten and tortured into admitting that he was a communist rebel. Noriel Rodriguez, 26, a member of the militant youth group Anakbayan, was held for 10 days in various camps of the Army’s 17th Infantry Battalion in Barangay Masin in Alcala town in Cagayan, according to the Tanggulan Youth Network for Human Rights and Civil Liberties.
ARROYO ORDERS AFP TO WIPE OUT NPA IN SAMAR/NEGROS (tags)
More clashes are expected between government soldiers and communist rebels following President Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo’s order for the military to wipe out guerrillas in Samar. Ms. Arroyo issued the order to the military at a visit to Samar last week before she went to her trip abroad. This was according to Lt. Col. Oscar Lasangue, head of the 3rd Civil Relations Group of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. In a phone interview Tuesday, Lasangue said Samar and Negros Island were priorities in the counterinsurgency campaign. He said the military’s job was to reduce rebel strength to allow the Philippine National Police to take over the fight against the communists. The communist New People’s Army, however, insisted on its continued strength in a statement posted on its website.
32,000 MARK REACHED THIS APRIL: MORE VETERANS DYING WITHOUT BENEFITS (tags)
“The more the merrier” With this as a rule the Philippine and the US governments braces itself for more troubles as the Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles confirmed today that there were more than 32,000 Filipino veterans have applied for lump sum benefits since February 2009. During the commemoration of 67th Bataan Day in Los Angeles last April 9, 2009, Los Angeles Deputy Consul Daniel Espiritu confirmed that there were more than 32,000 veterans who have applied and are having their claims processed in the Philippines and the United States. The problem of more applicants for the benefits still plagues the veterans.
REKONSENTRASYON NG LUPA SA CAGAYAN VALLEY (tags)
Lumalala ang unti-unting rekonsentrasyon ng mga lupain sa kamay ng mga bagong tipong panginoong maylupa sa Cagayan Valley. Naiilit ang mga lupa ng mga magsasaka o kaya’y naoobliga silang magbenta nito dahil hindi na nila mabayaran ang kanilang mga inutang. Ito ang inuulat ng isang bagong pag-aaral na nasagap ng Pesante-USA mula sa pahayagang lihim- ANG BAYAN, isyu na nailatahala nitong Disyembre 21, 2008.
NPA INTENSIFIES ATTACKS (tags)
The communist New People’s Army (NPA) has apparently intensified its rebellious campaign as it has launched attacks on government stablishments and a private-owned business for allegedly not paying its demanded “revolutionary tax.”
Sa pagtortyur at pagbimbin kay Kasamang Randy Malayao (tags)
Isang patunay muli ng pagiging berdugo at kriminal ng 5th Infantry Division ang nangyaring pagdukot, pagtortyur at patuloy na pagbimbin nila kay Kasamang Randy Malayao. Siya ay gumagampan bilang pampulitikang konsultant ng National Democratic Front-Cagayan Valley sa usapang pangkapayapaan nang di-makatwirang dakpin ng mga pinagsanib na ahente ng 5th Infantry Division at Criminal Investigation and Detection Group.
CHR probes NDF consultant’s torture claim (tags)
The Commission on Human Rights in Cagayan Valley has started looking into the arrest and detention of a National Democratic Front peace consultant, who was allegedly tortured while in the custody of military and police personnel. Lawyer Jimmy Baliga, CHR regional director, said the commission began investigating the case of Randy Felix Malayao, 39, without the prodding of nongovernment organizations and human rights advocates.
AFP High Fallutin Blusters, Empty Threats (tags)
The US-Arroyo Regime in its first command conference January this year with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), claimed that that it dismantled 13 guerrilla fronts of the revolutionary movement in 2007 and are set to dismantle 30 more this year. This is contrary to open admission made by the head of the AFP's military operations, Maj. Gen. Joji Leo Fojas, that only three guerrilla fronts have been dismantled, as of October last yea
AJLPP Express Concern Over NDFP-GRP Peace Talks and NDFP Consultant Elizabeth Principe’s F (tags)
The Alliance For Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) national coordinator Mario Santos express its utmost concern over the reported abduction of an NDFP consultant in Quezon City last November 28,2007. NDFP Chief Peace Negotiator Luis Jalandoni reported that Elizabeth Principe, 56 years old and a mother of two from Bongabong, Nueva Ecija was abducted by eight armed men in black uniform last November 28,2007 AJLPP Express Concern Over NDFP Consultant Elizabeth Principe’s Fate
ILITAW SI KASAMANG LEO VELASCO--FQSN (tags)
Mahigit nang anim na buwan mula nang garapalang dukutin ng mga operatibang militar ng rehimeng Arroyo si Kasamang Leo Velasco sa Cagayan de Oro City. Sa harap ng maraming tao, sapilitan siyang isinakay ng mga militar sa kanilang van, kasabay ang pagpapakilala sa sarili bilang mga pwersang panseguridad at pagbabanta sa mga tao sa paligid na "huwag makialam." Aktibista ng FQS si Ka. Leo Bilang mga aktibista ng First Quarter Storm Network sa Amerika, nagpapahayag kami ng marubdob na hangarin at panawagang Ilitaw si Ka. Leo Velasco, aktibista ng UP College of Medicine na sumapi sa Bagong Hukbong Bayan (NPA) noong 1971. Dinakip siya at magpahanggang ngayon ay ayaw ilitaw ng militar. Napakarami nang beterano ng FQS ang patuloy pa ring nakikibka sa iba'tibang antas at nagpapatuloy sa pagsusulong ng demokratikong kilusan apra palayain ang bayang Pilipinas sa pangaaapi ng Imperyalistang dayuhan at kamtin ang pambansang demokrasya.
MGA TAGUMPAY NG KILUSANG MAGBUBUKID SA PILIPINAS (tags)
Ipinahayag ngayon ng rebolusyonaryong kilusang sa Pilipinas ang mga tagumpay ng pakikibakang agraryo ng mga magsasaka sa iba't ibang panig ng bansa. Ayon sa pahayag sa internet ngayong Hunyo 22, 2007, sa kabila ng panggigipit at pandarahas n reaksyunaryong estado, tuluy-tuloy na umaan ng mga tagumpay sa mga pakikibaka niton nagdaang 20 taon ang masang magbubukid sa bansa Kabilang sa pinakatampok ang tagumpay ng mga magsasaka at manggagawang bukid sa Hacienda Luisita noong 2004. Sa pamamagitan ng militanteng pakikibaka at paglulunsad ng malawakang welga, natamo ng masang magsasaka ang malawak na suporta at tagumpay sa kanilang paglaban sa stock distribution option bukod sa iba pang mga kahilingan, kabilang ang pagbabalik sa mga sinesanteng manggagawa ng Central Azucarera de Tarlac at pagtataas sa sahod nila at ng mga manggagawang bukid.
Frustrate the Ph 200-million plot to install Dy as governor of Isabela (tags)
The impending proclamation of new politics icon Grace Padaca winning by a slim yet clear margin, is now at a standstill as there is a plot to deliberately delay and rig the results of Isabela polls in favor of the challenger, former governor Benjamin Dy. A deluge of legal maneuvers have been launched to buy time and frustrate Padaca's proclamation. We have sources inside the COMELEC that indeed, a plot to install Dy as Isabela governor has been ordered by no less than Mrs. Gloria Arroyo herself. To ensure its implementation, Abalos had been paid P200 million. Abalos currently oversees Northern Luzon in this year's electoral exercise. GMA promised the Dys that the latter shall regain control of the Isabela Capitol by all means, in exchange for the latter's (dynasty's) loyalty.
Sabwatang Imperyalismong US (tags)
Mahigpit at mariing kinokondena ng AJLPP o Alliance-Philippines-USA ang sukdulang kawalang-hiyaan ng pasistang rehimeng US-Arroyo sa pagmamalaki nito sa kasalukuyang kontra-terorismong todo gyera laban sa sambayanang Pilipino. Kasumpa-sumpa ang pagiging nuno sa karagapalan ng pasistang gobyerno . Dahil pati ang usaping ng pagtulong kanhit pakunwari na dating ginagawa ng mga sundalong Pilipino, ngayon ay inaasa na sa mga mapanakop na sundalong Amerikano lalo na sa mga lugar na malakas ang NPA at ang MILF. Dati-rati mula sa panahon ng mga naunang papet na presidente, ang mga civic action (Civac) na ngayon ay tinatawag na “Humanitarian Missions” ay ginagawa ng AFP at ng gobyerno ng Pilipinas. Ngayon, ayon sa kanilang kasunduan, ang Civac o “humanitarian missions’ tulad ng pagtatayo ng mga klinika, eskwelahan at iba pang serbisyong medical at enheneriya tulad ng paggawa ng daan at kalsada, tulay at iba pang imprastraktura ay ipinauubaya na at ginagampanan ng mga tropang Amerikano.
Sabwatang Imperyalismong US at Pangkating Arroyo Laban sa Sambayanang Pilipino, (tags)
Mahigpit at mariing kinokondena ng AJLPP o Alliance-Philippines-USA ang sukdulang kawalang-hiyaan ng pasistang rehimeng US-Arroyo sa pagmamalaki nito sa kasalukuyang kontra-terorismong todo gyera laban sa sambayanang Pilipino. Kasumpa-sumpa ang pagiging nuno sa karagapalan ng pasistang gobyerno . Dahil pati ang usaping ng pagtulong kanhit pakunwari na dating ginagawa ng mga sundalong Pilipino, ngayon ay inaasa na sa mga mapanakop na sundalong Amerikano lalo na sa mga lugar na malakas ang NPA at ang MILF.
Philippine Armed Forces target: 5 communist reb fronts (tags)
Reports from Northern Command Camp Aquino, said, five communist guerrilla fronts in four regions where the New People’s Army has first taken root since its founding in 1969 are targeted for dismantling this year, the Army’s Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) chief said on Thursday.
STOP THE POLITICAL KILLINGS NOW! (tags)
Once more, with deep sadness, the Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-U.S.A vigorously condemns the November 27, 2006 murder of Anthony Licayo , president of Gunglo Dagiti Mannalon peasant association in Cabirauan, Gonzaga, Cagayan Valley.
Pesante-USA Support’s Cagayan Valley Peasant’s Struggle for Land and Freedom (tags)
--The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-U.S.A vehemently condemned the despicable killing of the new Gunglo Dagiti Mannalon peasant association president Anthony Licayo last November 27 at Brgy. Cabirauan, Gonzaga, Cagayan, Licayo has just succeeded Joey Javier, the president of Gunglo was killed by military agents in Brgy, Bagunot,Cagayan. Licayo became the 791st victim of political killings perpetrated by the military throughout the Philippines under the US-Arroyo regime. Pesante is very much aware that the peasant associations led by the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) is taking the brunt of the fascist attacks by the US trained and directed Philippine military, police, its intelligence agencies and paramilitaries all over the country.
AFP ASSESSMENT THAT THEY WILL ERADICATE THE NPA BY 2010- A BIG BLUFF (tags)
The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA - a human rights, environemtal and a peasant advocacy network based in Los Angeles, called the AFP assessment that they will destroy the New People’s Army (NPA) by 2010, at the end of the President Arroyo’s term “ A big bluff and an empty pipe dream!.”
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.
Northern Luzon Town mayor Murdered in Manila (tags)
AS police authorities said politics was most likely behind the assassination of Mayor Delfinito Albano of Ilagan, Isabela, the National Bureau of Investigation started its probe into the murder and the National Democratic Front mourned his death. In a statement reported on ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), the NDF-Cagayan Valley hailed Albano as a crusader for democracy, freedom, farmers’ rights and the right to information.
Sistematikong Kampanya ng Terorismo Laban sa Masa, Patunay ng Pasistang Karakter ng Rehime (tags)
Pesante-USA vehemently condemns the US -Arroyo regime's US- trained death squads killings in the Philippines. Pesante-USA holds the US-Arroyo regime responsible for the killings of more than 500 activist since 2001. More than 60 activist were killed since January 2006 up to this time. Party list members of the BAYAN MUNA ( People First) are the prime victims of the death squads rampage.