The participants of the National People’s Summit (and all the preceding sectoral and re- gional pre-summits) presented these pressing issues to the Duterte administration with high expectations that it will engage the people in consultations and discussions, through various means, towards achieving these much-needed reforms.
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Duterte’s recognition and respect for these previously-signed agreements has opened doors for both the resumption of peace talks and the release of political prisoners through peace talks.”
“This is not the time for us to rest from our struggle. Today marks a new chapter in our struggle.”
“The people are expecting, hoping for genuine change, but what is clear is that they could only achieve that through their strong mass movement.”
“Aquino opened almost 730,000 hectares of ancestral land for mining, monocrop plantations, economic zones, military camps and US bases.”
Youth protesters say former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III must pay for the abuses and injustice under his regime.
Progressive groups from different regions marched to Mendiola to present their demands to President Rodrigo Duterte, today, June 30. They called for the resumption of peace talks to finally put an to the problems plaguing the Filipino people.
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The country has a new president in Rodrigo Roa Duterte. His induction as the 16th president of the Philippines had none of the pomp of previous presidential inaugurations. According to the Malacañang website, seven presidents were inaugurated at the Quirino Grandstand, three at the Legislative building in Manila, three in…
MANILA – In the eve of Rodrigo Duterte’s inauguration as the 16th president of the Philippines on June 30, multiple activist groups from Luzon staged a mobilization and cultural night in front of the Philippine Post Office at the Liwasang Bonifacio here. Progressive groups such as Kilusang Mayo Uno, Pamalakaya, Anakbayan, Migrante and Kadamay held…
Known for his sharp memory, Ka Paeng admitted that he deliberately memorized the facts and figures about agrarian reform programs of all the administrations.
“Change is not served on the table. In reality, we should fight for genuine change.”