Monthly Archives: May 2009

Melissa Roxas’ surfacing a victory of the people’s struggle but the search continues for Carabeo and Handoc

The US Chapter of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, or BAYAN USA, an alliance of 14 Filipino social justice organizations across the United States, is elated to confirm that Filipina-American activist Melissa Roxas, 31, surfaced hours ago in Manila as of Sunday, May 24th. BAYAN USA confirmed this report with the human rights group Karapatan. A detailed account about the circumstances of her surfacing is still forthcoming.

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Arroyo should order AFP to withdraw arrest order vs Gadian

The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan called on President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, as commander-in-chief, to order the Armed Forces of the Philippines to stand down and cease its persecution of Lt./Sg. Nancy Gadian. The Navy lieutenant recently exposed corruption in the RP-US Balikatan exercises involving the former head of the Western Mindanao Command of the AFP.
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Bayan calls for stop to foreign aid for Arroyo in light of Alston human rights report

The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan today supported the findings of United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Killings Philip Alston that the Arroyo government has failed to make “substantial progress” in addressing killings and other human rights abuses. The group called for a stop to foreign aid for the Arroyo government, especially military aid, in the light of the human rights situation in the Philippines.
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Labor Day demonstration highlights fight against ‘lay-off, wage cut, flexi labor epidemic’

Storms of protest all over the nation marked Labor Day 2009 as calls to stop the retrenchment and wage cuts epidemic resounded in the streets.

Kilusang Mayo Uno led more than a hundred thousand people in protest centers in various provinces to commemorate the International Labor Day. A broad spectrum of sectoral, cause-oriented, and various groups participated in the May 1 events.
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