Bayan calls passage of “desap” bill a landmark victory but says assertion of rights remains key

Multisectoral group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) today welcomed the passage of the Anti-Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance Act of 2012 and asked President Aquino to sign the measure without delay. Bayan described the new legislation a landmark victory for the human rights movement and the result of decades of unwavering struggle by the families and supporters of enforced disappearances.

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Fight the Aquino regime’s Cybercrime Law! Defend our rights! Uphold free speech on the internet!

Today we join netizens and citizens in a Day of Action against the draconian Cybercrime Prevention Law. With its vague and overbreadth provisions that attack our constitutional rights and freedoms, it now becomes the duty of Filipinos to resolutely oppose this measure. While those who passed the law in Congress share responsibility for this repressive measure, the buck ultimately stops with President Aquino, who signed the law last September 12. Read More »

Migrante celebrates victories of OFWs in Hong Kong, Europe, Taiwan, US this September

Migrante International celebrated the recent series of milestone victories achieved by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in different parts of the world this month of September.

Migrante International Garry Martinez enumerated four (4) landmark cases filed and advocated by OFWs that have won in courts in Hong Kong, Europe, Taiwan and the United States. “All have been won as a result of the resounding support, unity and relentless struggle of our compatriots abroad. This is testament that OFWs united can and will triumph through untiring resolve and collective action.”

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Down with the Ruling System that Brought About Martial Law!

The imposition of martial law by the US-backed Marcos dictatorship 40 years ago marked the escalation of grave crimes against the Filipino workers and people. Martial Law resulted in the wanton violation of the workers’ and people’s civil and political rights, severe exploitation and oppression of the country’s workers, farmers and toiling masses, plunder of the country’s resources by big foreign and local capitalists, plunder of the people’s money by the dictator and his cronies, and increase in usurious debts entered into by the dictator with international financial institutions.

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Martial Law anniversary: 40 years and still no justice

They haven’t stopped fighting after forty years.

Activists from the 70’s and 80’s joined cause-oriented groups Bagong Alyansang Makabayan and Karapatan today in a march to the historic Mendiola bridge to mark the 40th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law. At the forefront of the march were human rights victims from the dark years of the Marcos dictatorship. They were joined by a younger generation of activists from different organizations.

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Labanan at ilantad ang papet, pahirap, pasista’t mapanlinlang na rehimeng US-Aquino!

(Talumpati ni Dr. Carol Pagaduan-Araullo, Pambansang Tagapangulo, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, Sona ng mamamayan, Hulyo 23, 2012)

Pilipinas, lupang sinira ng pandarambong. Bayang binusabos ng pang-aapi’t pagsasamantala.

Sambayanang pilit inihehele sa buladas ng “daang matuwid”.

Sa Sona ni Noynoy, ipinamumukha natin sa rehimen, matagal nang walang talab ang kanyang panlilinlang sa masang Pilipino!

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Groups gear for SONA protests on July 23

Maniningil ang mamamayan sa darating na SONA.

This was the statement issued by the umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan as it prepared to launch nationwide protests coinciding with the upcoming State of the Nation Address of PresidentBenigno Aquino III. The group decried many of the unfulfilled promises of the president as well as the worsening economic crisis, human rights violations, violations of national sovereignty and the continuing climate of impunity under the regime.

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Rich got richer: Forbes’ list highlights growing inequality

The rich are getting richer while the poor are increasing in number.

This was the assessment of  the umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan as Forbes released its list of 40 richest Filipinos, topped by mall and real estate tycoon Henry Sy. The 40 richest people in the Philippines saw their wealth grow over $13 billion to $47.4 billion this year, Read More »