Category Archives: Multi-Sectoral

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 »

KMU pushes for genuine review of Oil Deregulation Law

"We are calling for a genuine review of the Oil Deregulation Law."

This was labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno's statement today, as it responded to Pres. Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III's order to government agencies to review the law deregulating the oil industry, amidst widespread protests against the high and still-increasing prices of petroleum products. Read More »

GDP slowdown highlights flaws of “Aquinomics”

"Aquinomics" is not working and is headed for total failure.

The slowdown in the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth for the second quarter of 2011 highlights the fundamental flaw of relying too much on supposed external growth drivers from the volatile global economy. While there is certainly the base effect resulting from the artificially high growth last year due to the expensive presidential elections, a careful scrutiny of the details shows the basic issues that have long been undermining the country's economic development.

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Hope for genuine change is dim under Aquino but ever brightest in the people’s struggle

Bayan statement on the occasion of Aquino's SONA

July 25 ,2011

In so many words, the Aquino administration and its allies have been telling the public that it should not be expecting too much from the new government in its first year. After all, they said, what Aquino is trying to undo is nine years of the corrupt and anti-people legacy of the hated Gloria Arroyo administration. Change is not an overnight process, according to them. To be sure, no one is asking the President to change the country in one year. The political and economic crises we face are too deep to be resolved during the entire term of Aquino, much less in his first year. However, based on his track record as Chief Executive thus far, Aquino has demonstrated a grave incapacity not only to initiate long-term progressive reforms but even to implement urgent policy measures that will protect and uphold the interest of the people. Read More »

Spare no one from poll fraud probe – Bayan

The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan said that the Aquino government should spare no one in the election fraud probe, and include those who not only aided in cheating but also covered up the fraud.

"The probe on the 2004 elections should not be just aimed at establishing the real winner of the polls. The probe should seek accountability for those who engaged in wholesale cheating and those who abetted and covered-up the massive fraud. The crime is so serious that Arroyo's infamous 'I'm sorry' won't be enough to get her off the hook," said Bayan secretary general Renato M. Reyes, Jr. Read More »

Nothing to boast of in 7.3% GDP growth

“The government has nothing to boast of in this so-called economic growth.”

This is the statement of labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) in response to the government’s proud announcement of a 7.3% growth in the Gross Domestic Product in 2010, the highest since the Marcos administration.

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