fix articles 93027, imelda marcos
Philippines: Erap Estrada endorses leftist leader Neri Colmenares for senator (tags)
MANILA, Philippines – Former President now Manila Mayor Joseph "Erap" Estrada on Wednesday, September 30, endorsed leftist congressman Neri Colmenares for Philippine senator in the 2016 elections.
Walden Bello runs for senator of the Philippines, pushes reforms in governance (tags)
Rep. Walden Bello resigned from Congress on March 19, 2015, because he could no longer support a hypocritical good governance policy under which President Aquino went after his political enemies but protected his corrupt cronies. His resignation was also an act of protest at the president’s refusal to accept command responsibility for the Mamasapano tragedy. He felt that his voluntary stepping down was the ethical thing to do since his party Akbayan, of which he was the principal representative in the House of Representatives, maintained its support for Aquino.
Debt Payments Dwarf Reconstruction Aid on Philippine's Typhoon Haiyan Anniversary (tags)
Religious, Development and Environmental Groups Petition World Bank for Debt Relief
WOMEN POLITICAL PRISONERS TORTURED IN PHILIPPINES (tags)
Women political prisoners in the Philippines experience torture under the neocolonial regime receiving US tax dollars in aid. We need to protest this barbarity and call on Congress to cut off aid to the Aquino regime and its brutal military and police agencies.
PHILIPPINES: Akbayan Lawmakers want Marcos declared ?enemy of democracy? (tags)
Coinciding with the 39th year anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, Akbayan lawmakers today filed a resolution urging the House of Representatives to officially declare former dictator Ferdinand Marcos an ?enemy of democracy.?
Akbayan and the Struggle for a New Philippines (tags)
(Speech at the Gene Viernes and Silme Domingo Awards Event, Seattle University, Seattle, Washington State, July 2, 2011.)
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
On the Supreme Court decision on the Visconde Massacre Case (tags)
The Alliance-Philippines send its deepest sympathy and outrage to Mr. Lauro Vizconde and his relatives and friends for the grave injustice perpetrated by the highest court of the land- the Philippine Supreme Court on its decision overturning the Court of Appeals and the lower court on the Visconde Massacre case. As an analysts put it: “The Supreme Court have killed Mr. Lauro Visconde twice.” It reminded us when the United States Supreme Court in 2001 decided in favor of GOP George Bush against Al Gore in the election recount case in Florida that made the presidency of George W. Bush Jr. from 2001-2009.
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.
The Sherrod Affair and Etta Rosales (tags)
CALIFORNIA, United States—By now, Shirley Sherrod’s fascinating story is well known.
Filipinos: LEST WE FORGET! (tags)
We seem to have forgotten that once upon a time, not too long ago, there was this family, the Marcoses, comprised of Ferdinand (now deceased), Imelda (still gallivanting and traipsing the light fantastic in Manila and occasionally, kung maka lusot, overseas), and 3 children, including Ferdinand "Bongbong" Jr who's now running, under Presidential candidate Manny Villar, in the SAME Senatorial slate as political activists (??) Liza Maza and Satur Ocampo.
RP ELECTIONS; A MIX BAG OF TROUBLES (tags)
Senator Noynoy Aquino humbly said he will wait for his proclamation by congress before he accepts that he is the "president elect". This is contrary to some media wags who call him the "president apparent", a concoction of some media drunk persons. According to the 12:00 PM COMELEC report with 81 % of the votes counted, Aquino and Binay are leading in the count . Aquino has 13 million votes while Binay is leading Roxas by more than 850,000 votes. But Binay's votes is being continually being chipped down by Roxas.
Imelda Marcos bids for seat as Philippine race begins (tags)
Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos has launched her campaign for a seat in parliament, as the country's congressional race formally began.
SEND IN THE CLOWNS! (tags)
The biggest political circus in the Philippines hits the road today with the local campaign in full swing. The main show is the presidential elections with eight big clowns on the road show. This includes a former president an actor trying to stage a comeback. a scion of a landlord family, a realtor,the annointed one, an evangelist, a frustrated boy mayor, a councilor, and an environmentalist
GMA FULLY CONSOLIDATES HER POWER WITH THE RECENT SC DECISION by Alliance-Philippines (tags)
“ A high court for an oppressive neo-colonial and semi-feudal system, breeds oppressive laws" The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) shares the bitter disappointment of Filipinos and the Filipino-American community outside of the Philippines on the recent decision of the Philippine Supreme Court allowing President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to appoint the next Chief Justice. For the Alliance, the high court decision signaled that the US-Arroyo regime final consolidation of power is complete. GMA in her nine years at the helm has consolidated her hold on the AFP and the PNP with the ascension of the PMA Class 1978 in power; the Congress packed by her psychopaths, and now the judiciary filled with her appointees.
PHILIPPINES: Extreme Left-wing lawmakers, NP ties still open (tags)
TWO LEFT-WING party-list congressmen who are running for senator are still open to linking with the Nacionalista Party (NP) despite its alliance with the Marcos-led Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL). KBL or New Society Movement is the party founded by the dictator Ferdinand Marcos, Sr., after declaring martial law. The Nacionalista Party (NP) was the party of Marcos prior to his proclamation of Martial Law.
Remembering Ruby Ridge, FBI Murder of Weaver Family (8/21) (tags)
Though many on the left would strongly disagree with the separatist ideology of Randy Weaver, many would agree that the FBI shooting of Randy's wife Vicki and their teenage son Sammy at Ruby Ridge were over the top and violations of civil liberties and human rights. We need to accept that human rights apply to ALL, even those that we do not agree with!!
CORRUPTION, DEFPRETRATION. LANDSLIDES. DEATH AND MEA CULPA (tags)
“The reasons for the degradation of our forests are corruption and our own shortcomings,” admitted Secretary Lito Atienza of Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in a New Year message to his department personnel. A common knowledge among Filipinos, Atienza's admonishment, hardly created a ripple in Manila were ordinary citizens had almost but accepted corruption is an integral part of governance in the island nation.
AJLPP Statement on the Return of Jocjoc Bolante to the Philippines (tags)
“ The essence of justice is strained. It is not a drop of mercy from heaven but how the system explains and implements it” The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) based in the United States, vehemently condemns the complicity of the United States and the US- Arroyo regime in facilitating the return of former undersecretary Jocelyn “Jocjoc” Bolante who was “ deported” back to the Philippines basically as a free man today, October 28. It was pathetic that the United States deported Bolante after refusing his asylum request and like in the case of Imelda Marcos the laws of the United States were used as instrument of making mockery of the laws and does not stand up for its core principles.
PAHAYAG NG AJLP: BULOK NA HUSTISYA (tags)
Ang batayan ng ating kalayaan ay ang pagiging malaya ng ating mga hukuman” Ito ang sabi ng isang dating presidente ng Amerika. John Quincy Adams. ”Kung ako na isang Hukom ay kaya nilang ganituhin, paano pa ang mga pangkariniwang mga tao”. May katwirang magsalita ng masakit ang nasibak na Hukom Vicente Roxas ng Court of Appeals ng Pilipinas.Natumbok niya na may bahid pulitika ang desisyon ng Korte Suprema hinggil sa maalingasngas na kaso ng GSIS at Meralco at kaugnay dito ang buong bulok na sistema ng hustisya sa Pilipinas.
YOUTH PROTESTS IMELDA MARCOS (tags)
The choice of former first lady Imelda Marcos as "guest of honor" at a youth leadership conference opening in Baguio City on Sunday has raised a furor among education officials, as well as various teacher and student groups. The controversial wife of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos will be honored for her “contribution to Philippine culture and arts” at the DepEd’s annual National Leadership Training for Student Government Officers at the Teachers Camp. The four-day conference is a project of the DepEd's Center for Students and Co-Curricular Affairs, or CSCA.
The Recent Philippine Supreme Court Split Decision, Splits the Public (tags)
The recent Supreme Court split decision on the TRO filed by GO Candidate Koko Pimentel clearly shows how polarize is the Philippine society. The decision again highlights that justice is partial and serves the status quo. The decision, religiously followed by the Filipino American community in the United States, clearly shows how divided the Filipino society is and it is reflected among the 14 justices of the Supreme Court. In its recent decisions especially in the 2007 national elections. It just repeated the injustice perpetrated against presidential candidate Fernando Poe Jr in 2004 only now, it is against Koko Pimentel. Basically it refused to decide on the conduct of elections and refers the cases to the Presidential, the
AJLPP-USA Statement on the Death of Chile's Dictator Augusto Pinochet (tags)
The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace (AJLPP)-USA greets the death of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, whose brutal 17 year rule became a symbol of Latin American military repression with anger and regret.
Shades of Imeldific as Cebu spiffs up for Asean summit (tags)
For many people in the central Philippine island of Cebu, next week’s gathering of Southeast Asian leaders will be a hindrance rather than the economic blessing these sort of events are often dressed up to be. The presence of some 6,000 armed police and troops, stepped up security and road closures for many locals spell just one thing—”chaos.” From December 11 to 14, virtually all schools and government offices in Cebu City and the nearby towns of Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu will close down for a four-day holiday for the duration of the summit.
ARROYO AT MARCOS, PAREHONG PASISTA, PAHIRAP SA MASA-- PESANTE-USA (tags)
Ubod ng Walanghiya! Para sa Pesante-USA, ano pa bang salita ang higit na makakapaglarawan sa itsura ng rehimeng US-Arroyo sa mata ng sambayanang Pilipino dito sa Amerika at maging sa Pilipinas? Kung mamakapatay lamang ang mga salita at ang galit, matagal nang natunaw tulad ng asin ang rehimeng kinamumuhian ng mamamayan.
CARLOS BULOSAN TODAY (tags)
Self-educated at the Los Angeles Public Library in the Thirties, Carlos Bulosan, the militant Filipino writer and labor activist, died on September 11, 1956. His death anniversary last month provided the occasion for the Filipino community to celebrate his contribution to the revolutionary struggle of peoples everywhere for justice, dignity, and self-determination. Bulosan was part of the community of progressive Los Angeles-based intellectuals (Carey McWilliams, Sanora Babb, Louis Adamic, Ring Lardner Jr. and others) victimized by McCarthyism and fascist reaction. His example of resistance continues to inspire people of color everywhere.