Tags: Anakbayan

Activists tell Duterte: ‘Change lies in the youth’

By BULATLAT MANILA — “Our hope lies in the idealism and activism of the youth.” This is the response of progressive youth group Anakbayan in President Duterte’s statement that the Leftists youths are laying down their lives for “ideologies that don’t have anything to contribute.” Duterte made the statement during his speech in Pampanga this…

“They are not marginalized. Are they marginalized when their leaders hold positions in the government? There they are – so near to those in power and you’ll say that they are marginalized and unrepresented? Unrepresented voice of the marginalized? Even if you don’t know how to think you will easily see that.” – Henrietta de Villa, chairwoman of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting

By ANTON DULCE http://radulce.wordpress.com/ MANILA — 2007: Akbayan, a partylist[1] group which claims to be ‘leftist’, calls for the disqualification of around 14 partylist groups, Citing their organizational and financial links with the administration of then-president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello said “We must stop the rabid bastardization of the party-list system being…

“It is expected that the Aquino regime will hail the Corona conviction as the ‘crowning glory’ of its so-called daang matuwid (righteous path) crusade. We take exception to this for the simple reason that outside the impeachment, the Aquino government has not done much in terms of political and economic reforms, respect for human rights and the cause of justice.” – Bayan

Sidebar: Progressive solons sign waiver, challenges Aquino, gov’t officials to ‘walk the talk’ on corruption

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld You know what they say about protesting too much, but that’s what the Aquino government has been doing since student activists coined the term “Noynoying” to mean “not doing anything despite the need to do something.” Malacañang has mobilized its huge stable of photo- and videographers to…