May 25, 2015     Philippines
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“Anything that’s worth telling and retelling and retelling should be put in writing.”

Aspiring students want the concerned government agencies to check on the operation of paramilitary group Alamara so they can go back to school.

“We will not stop calling for the suspension of the K to 12 program.”

"He was US-educated and he was able to see through the American agenda in the Philippines. He often talked about uplifting the lives of the poor, Philippine industrialization, and love of country”

“This pesticide is so poisonous that a teaspoonful can kill a human being. Workers die when their backpack sprayer malfunctions and they get covered in the herbicide.”

“The WTO and its so-called free trade destroyed our country’s food self-sufficiency and food security.”

Review of Recca: From Diliman to the Cordilleras Recca’s sister Jang Monte-Hernandez urges everyone to read the book, especially those who want to know why there is a raging revolution in the countryside and why the NPA remains a formidable force despite successive counterinsurgency campaigns of the past and present administrations.

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  • Progressive groups pressed for President Benigno Aquino’s resignation at a rally in Manila last Friday. Marching from various points in Metro Manila, they converged at the historic Mendiola bridge where they sounded like they were, for the nth time, simply haranguing the chief executive for hours on end. Cynics said the event was nothing new […]

  • They do not smile as often as other children. They tell their visitors about the two-day trek from their forest communities under direct sun and drenching rain last January. They say they have never walked as far before. There were hardly roads in the 14 sitios (sub-villages) where they came from. A thousand of them […]

  • On International Women’s Day, women rights advocates and members of progressive groups called for the resignation of President Benigno S. Aquino III’s resignation.

  • Nanay Mameng, isang dula

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    Nanay Mameng, isang dula

    Nanay Mameng, isang dula by Slidely Slideshow A new play that depicts the life and struggle of Carmen “Nanay Mameng” Deunida, a celebrated urban poor activist in the Philippines. Photos by JANESS ANN J. ELLAO

  • In this video, Justine Villeno, son of disappeared labor activist Ben Villeno, belies President Aquino’s promise of “daang matuwid” (straight path), saying that the government will not act in the interest of the kin and victims of human rights violations. Video and editing by Janess Ann J. Ellao

  • SONA ng Bayan did not only serve as a venue for various sectors to air their grievances toward the Aquino administration but also an opportunity for artists to showcase their talents for a cause.

  • In this video, Andrea Rosal demands justice for the death of her baby Diona Andrea. “I hope that you would join me in my fight. I hope children would no longer be victimized. I hope my baby would be the last to suffer this injustice.”

  • United States President Barack Obama’s two-day state visit to the Philippines was met with protest actions by progressive groups. On April 29, protesters expressed outrage at the signing of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) and marched toward the US Embassy in Manila. Police dispersed the protesters using truncheons and water cannon.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK  ››

A boy carries wood his father brought home for rebuilding their house.

A boy carries wood his father brought home for rebuilding their house.” (April 2015, Tacloban City)

By POM CAHILOG-VILLANUEVA
(http://bulatlat.com)

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