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Betrayed, frustrated & disenchanted | Youth groups file impeachment rap vs Aquino

“We charge Aquino with culpable violation of the constitution, betrayal of public trust, and graft & corruption. DAP was used by Aquino to pursue his personal interest, and the best example would be the bribery of senators and congressmen, and compensation of his clan in Hacienda Luisita.” – Vencer Crisostomo, Anakbayan

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA –Members of the progressive groups have formally filed charges against the Philippine National Police (PNP) officials and members of the anti-riot contingent before the Office of the Ombudsman last August 6, Monday. The groups were violently dispersed last July 23 during President Benigno S. Aquino III’s state of…

By ANNE MARXE D. UMIL and RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Members of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan)-National Capital Region demanded the immediate release of a protester arrested during President Aquino’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) last Monday. Protesters picketed Camp Karingal, headquarters of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) July 25, to…

By MARYA SALAMAT
Aquino’s 90-minute speech, said to be one of the longest SONAs in recent memory, highlighted achievements that progressive groups shot down either as just a deception, a half-truth at best, or simply meaningless.

Sidebar: Groups press for release of activist, condemn violent dispersal of anti-SONA protests

Sidebar: Anti-SONA 2012 protests in regions against privatization, rights violations

Sidebar: Southern Tagalog, Central Luzon march vs land grabbing, militarization

By RONALYN V. OLEA
Theodore Te, lawyer and an advocate of freedom of information, noted that in the Aquino administration’s version of the Freedom of Information bill exceptions are longer than the list of information subject to mandatory disclosure.
Sidebar: Access to information more difficult under Aquino