October 07, 2015     Philippines
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Friday, August 14th, 2015

National budget = election budget?

Do the lump sum allocations in the 2016 national budget have a "special purpose?"

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

In praise of the effigy makers

Effigies have been featured and written about through the years that they have been made the centerpieces of the main protest rallies when the Philippine president delivers his or her State of the Nation Address. Some even...

Friday, July 10th, 2015

They came down the mountains for their shining red star

Even in death, their Tatay still unites and inspires them for their revolution.

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015


Last June 12, members of progressive groups held a protest action in front of the Chinese and US embassy. "We will not be caught in the claws of the Dragon nor the Eagle,” Bayan said in its...

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

The progressives: A continuing tale

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...

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

The Banwaon children of Balit

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...

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Women activists call for Aquino’s resignation

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.

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

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

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Aquino’s ‘daang matuwid,’ a sham – kin of desaparecidos

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...

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Artists channel protest through music, poetry, and art

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.

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Andrea Rosal demands justice for baby

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...

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